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looking for step by step instructions on making my own hydraulic juice press. i can't afford those expensive ones.? Answered

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Jack A Lopez (author)2012-03-15

Does it have to be hydraulic? 

I mean you can get some pretty good mechanical advantage just using levers, or even ratchets, or jackscrews, or...

The plans on this page
http://home.fuse.net/engineering/ewb_project.htm
are for homemade machines that squeeze the water out of biomass briquettes, but such a contrivance might also work for squeezing the juice out of fruit. 

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rickharris (author)2012-03-15

try

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Uc8DAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA120&dq=%22cider+press%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ZbRhT--yOsnKhAeG9L2-CA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22cider%20press%22&f=false

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=YNoDAAAAMBAJ&pg=RA1-PA146&dq=%22cider+press%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ZbRhT--yOsnKhAeG9L2-CA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22cider%20press%22&f=false

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=VyYDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA137&dq=%22cider+press%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ZbRhT--yOsnKhAeG9L2-CA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22cider%20press%22&f=false

https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=%22cider+press%22&tbs=,bkt:m&num=10

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rickharris (author)2012-03-15

The old way to do it is wrap the pulp in sacking (clean of course) stack them up - Put some sturdy boards on top and insert car jack so it presses down between the frame and the pile of pulp.

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frollard (author)2012-03-14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfR1C9KJI2w

shows it pretty obvious...

2 plates separated by 4 pillars (use heavy gauge threaded rod)...

insert a hydraulic cylinder...

tada.

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