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#1 Posted : Monday, December 29, 2003 7:46:22 AM
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You can build your own cider press with a car jack (scissor or hydrolic) a bucket with holes bored into it (or a slated wooden bucket) some cloth to hold the fruit (we used old bed sheet - clean), a round piece of wood that fits into the bucket, a dish pan, 2 short pieces of board that fit in the dishpan and a tractor(what we used - use whatever you can find that works - truck?).

1st you place the bucket into the dishpan on top of the wood pieces.
Next you put the cloth with diced up apples in it in the bucket.
Put the wood round on top and put the jack on top of that.
Place under a frame member of the tractor and extend the jack.

You will probably have to make changes (we had to put a wood block between the round and the jack so we could compress enough).
Anyway you get the idea, not the easiest to use, but probably the cheapest.
JeremyAdam
#2 Posted : Wednesday, December 31, 2003 5:33:10 AM
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Thanks that was great. Am I the only person that thinks that MOM doesnt include enough of this type of homegrown inginuity anymore. Remember the home made arc welder and hybrid car. Those were great. Thanks again.
JeremyAdam
#3 Posted : Wednesday, December 31, 2003 5:33:10 AM
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I am interested in any knowledge that can be provided about making vegetable oil on a personal scale. I have seen large expelling devices on the internet, but am looking for smaller cider press style devices that can be made at home. If any one knows were kits are a vailable or has plans that they would like to share please do so. thankyou
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