oak winepress

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Project by MattNC posted 06-24-2014 01:47 PM 2757 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a picture of the winepress I made from oak. The slats are all whiteoak, and the rings around the slats are glued up layers with stainless bolts to reinforce it. The side stretchers and cross pieces are made from oak, and the sides have galvanized threaded rods to take the load. The top cross piece is tapped wood with a threaded screw also from oak. The handle is turned. This was made for apples and grapes.

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#1 posted 06-24-2014 03:45 PM

Matt, great work, I had the pleasure when I lived up North, making homemade wine with a good buddy. Your project speaks to your skills, TY for sharing.

-- Pete in NC

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#2 posted 06-25-2014 06:00 AM

Hi Matt,
This looks quite sturdy and useful. Do you have plans? We (the wife and I) have a lot of red and green grapes. up til now we have used the “old skool” press (plastic tub and bare, CLEAN feet). I have been looking for plans for a good press. This would do the trick, I think.
Charles in Germany

-- Greetz from Germany, Charles - Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool!! {borrowed from BRKH;)}

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#3 posted 06-25-2014 09:16 AM

Sorry Charles I don’t have any plans but my sister owns it now and has used it for grapes and apples and said it worked well. I can try to answer any questions you may have on it.

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#4 posted 06-26-2014 02:55 AM

It works? I’m pleasantly surprised because I would have guessed that a wooden screw wouldn’t provide sufficient torque. Are the apples pulped before going into the press? A nice-looking project, much nicer than my simple framepowered by a bottle jack.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#5 posted 06-27-2014 12:35 PM

My sister was the one who received it and she said it worked and held up well, but the apples were chopped up pretty well before they were put in there. Not sure if she used a food processor or just cut them up though.

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