How to Build a Homemade Fruit Press

How to build a homemade fruit press from scratch, includes materials list and step-by-step instructions.

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For the front legs to hold the iron-press supports, inner faces of two 40 inch lengths of 4 by 4 PT southern pine were notched (3-1/2 inch square and 1/2 inch deep) by making multiple parallel saw cuts and chiseling out the soap. Then they were bored through with a 3/8 inch augur bit under bolt holes cast into attachment flanges of the iron-press supports.
DENNIS BARNES