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Old 01-27-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
Jan 2011
West Rutland, Vermont
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Here are some pics of my cider press. I used it last fall and turned two bushels into 6 gallons.
To make the base I took a wash basin and heated up a spot with a lighter and poked a hole in it with a screw driver to create a funneled hole. The separators are cutting boards, the uprights are clothes hangers and the bags are no-see-um netting (I also sew outdoor equipment). The hook attached to my drill definitely sped things up a bit. The apples were ground with a food processor. This fall I intend to make a garbage disposal grinder.

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Old 02-02-2011, 03:36 AM   #2
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NIce looking press!
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:49 AM   #3
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That is brilliant.

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Old 02-02-2011, 01:19 PM   #4
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Very cool DIY! Regards, GF.

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Old 02-02-2011, 01:35 PM   #5
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Very nice. A press is on my 'to do' list. This looks like a nice one; elegant simplicity.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:39 AM   #6
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That is a very good design, i like the use of guide rails. how long did it take start to finish to make the six gallons?

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