So I was lying in bed and decided to check out what other cheese presses are out there. I've seen them over the years, of course, but I usually pay attention to the professional ones lately. I was udderly (get it, udder) amazed at what a rip off they are. There is about $10 worth of parts there, and I should know. There is also about 30 minutes worth of time building the units, for someone who isn't very comfortable with tools. It would take me 10 mintues and it did when I built my first press 7 years ago.
So I was thinking about selling my units, maybe even a little custom with graphics and/or size. There is a wooden press on most of the sites and they want $270 for one...come on! I haven't got a price point yet, but I would like to keep it under $300 at the most. Mind you for that price it would come as a stand alone unit. This means it would have a small compressed air tank pressurized to 4500 PSI and would probably last years. Even so you can have them filled at any paintball store or scuba shop for like $3.
I'll be working on the materials list and see if I can source some of the parts a little cheaper. If anyone is interested either post here or PM me.