Making a Fruit Press

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  1. Jan 5, 2015 #21

    grapeman

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    For that type of press, normally the catch pan is a catch tray made from wood. Using the wooden base you just nail or screw 1x2's to the top of the base (make a perimeter box with the 1x2's). A simple hole is drilled into the base near the outside and the whole unit is set up at a slight tilt. As the juice goes through the basket slats or bottom, it drains through the base gridwork and towrds the low side of the tilt. Place a collction bucket or pan under that and you are all set.

    http://www.happyvalleyranch.com/Pioneer-Cider-Press-Grinder_p_10.html

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  2. Jan 19, 2020 #22

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    All the wooden parts where bought from your shop long time back ..You did the shipping to my friend in USA.. Good to see you have likes the post ..Hope you are doing Good ...Have a Great New year ..
     
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    A friend who owns a commercial orchard made his own cider press. He used a piece of heavy wall PVC, large diameter water pipe. Not sure where he got it. It's about 18" in diameter. He cut short slits around it with a saw.

    He uses a hydraulic ram, but a screw would work fine.
     

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