Crushing apples is as easy and putting them in a bucket and dropping a clean sledge hammer over and over until they are pulp. Pressing can be easy too. Build a small (2 ft wide x 3 ft tall) frame from 2x4s or 4x4s. Take a plastic bucket and cut holes in it and use a cheese and cloth system. A small bottle jack works well. I found this
version on line. It's a little different but still easy to make. It fits on a tabletop.