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skruzich
#1 Posted : Friday, October 03, 2003 3:26:32 PM
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I am not sure but you can look on majeres site, and look in dicks encyclopedia, they might have a process for what you are looking for.

his site is http://www.thelitterbox.org
dalsip
#2 Posted : Tuesday, October 07, 2003 9:32:23 PM
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no ideas? i can''t believe it!!!! somebody has to have built one before
michaels
#3 Posted : Tuesday, October 07, 2003 9:55:04 PM
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Yes, Majere has. Will ask. What kind of seeds? It makes a difference.

Michael.
weeknee
#4 Posted : Wednesday, October 08, 2003 11:25:43 AM
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Approtec is a company out of africa,do a search on net and check out thier site.They make an oil extraction contraption thats slick as owl poop.
skruzich
#5 Posted : Wednesday, October 08, 2003 2:45:06 PM
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Hmmm I don''t think he was looking for owl pooo but i will look at it ;)
hehe
dalsip
#6 Posted : Wednesday, October 08, 2003 3:17:33 PM
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if it will power my diesel, i''m all for it!!!!!!
DanR
#7 Posted : Wednesday, October 08, 2003 7:35:28 PM
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Dalsip:

I think what you are thinking of is a unit that uses an hydrolic jack to press the seeds in a container that has small holes in the sides for the oil to come through. Should not be that hard to fabricate. Any heavy roller on a hard surface will crush the seeds. Let your intellegence be your guide and just work on it.
skruzich
#8 Posted : Wednesday, October 08, 2003 7:52:45 PM
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I have seen such presses that are used for herb pressing. They use a hydraulic jack set in a steel frame with a stainless cup that sets over the jack head and a stationary piece that fits i the cup.
steve
crwmdpmr
#9 Posted : Friday, October 24, 2003 2:14:47 AM
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See the following links for complete plans
with schematics and expected yeilds from
various types of seeds:

http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_library/oilpress.html

and

http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_yield.html


Hope this is useful
crwmdpmr
#10 Posted : Friday, October 24, 2003 9:05:50 PM
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I looked at this material again and the
oil yield for pecans appears very good.
Using pecans to produce oil would also
probally reduce soil erosion and decrease
energy used for cultivation as compared
to annual crops. Also the out put from
the different types of palm trees could
be a boon to the developing world espe-
cially places like the caribean where
they have to import most of their energy.
crwmdpmr
#11 Posted : Thursday, October 30, 2003 9:28:36 PM
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Garden Lad
#12 Posted : Friday, October 31, 2003 12:33:25 AM
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>I have seen such presses that are used for herb pressing
Steve, although the idea is similar, herb presses have a different purpose. Usually they are used to separate the menstruum (the macerating liquid) from the marc (the plant solids), and a pressing cloth, as well as the press itself, are used.

For instance, when making infused oils, the press is used to squeeze all the added oil out of the herbs. But it isn''t extracting oil from the herbs themselves. Similarly, when making tinctures, the press and cloth are used to separate the menstruum (in this case, alcohol) from the marc.

Because of their cost (in the hundreds of dollars), it rarely pays for a home-herbalist to invest in a commercial herb press. But a home-made dealie might make sense. They''re rather simple to put together.

Here''s why: When I make infused oils, as an example, I typically start with 750 ml of virgin olive oil. By the time I''m done, straining it without a press, I recover 2 cups + or - of infused oil. So I''m losing almost a cup.

Wasteful? You bet. But I can purchase quite a few of those wasted cups of oil for the price of a press. With tinctures it''s even less costly, because you can recover about 90-95 percent of the alcohol just by straining and pressing by hand.
dalsip
#13 Posted : Friday, October 31, 2003 12:33:25 AM
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Does anybody have plans or an in-depth knowledge of an oil extraction machine?
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