Converting a Washing Machine Into a Homemade Cider Press

Here's how to convert a washing machine into a homemade cider press. The article includes step-by-step building instructions, photographs and a cutaway diagram of the converted Maytag washing machine.

Bridge Assembly for Washing Machine
The bridge assembly spans the top of the washing machine and supports the feed tube. The bridge is formed of two 1-by-8 boards, which cross off-center on one side of the agitator shaft. Adjust the board length to fit the surface of your machine.
Illustration by Nate Skow