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oil press Answered

Hey guys, I really would like to make an oil press (olive oil etc).  Now this seems to me to be something that is very makeable (could be wrong), something that doesn't need to be expensive as they currently are to buy?   has anyone made one that they can chuck me a link or want to try make one?  think it would be a pretty cool thing to add to the instructables community.  thanks.


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7 years ago

I guess if you have access to a machine shop you might want to make an impeller screw extractor mill like they have commercially. I don't know how much yield of oil comes out of a batch of essentially juiced olives. One youtube video on the process says the hard pits need to be crushed too to get the oil. Maybe you can just make a cheesecloth bundle press with a car jack. Good luck.