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my attempt at a press (in progress)
« on: April 02, 2012, 11:54:40 AM »
This is what I have so far just creating as I go along, I have read everything on the forum, really like the discussion on Boofers press and have come up with some idea's
The pic shows the direction I am going and not the finished project. It will be a double pulley system (2 up 2 down)

I am also keeping a record here if you want to watch it go together (Slowly but surely)  ::)

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 01:02:24 PM »
I like the open front end of your design, makes it more flexible for different mold configurations or for pressing under whey in the cheese pot. I made mine with a sort of U frame, and it limits the size of what I can press. I'm curious to see how you're going to attach the presser arm, and are you going to attach a stabilizer to keep the presser arm straight? It needs to stay straight so you don't get lopsided cheeses. If the presser arm and stabilizer are both really easy to adjust the distance from the pivot, you'll have a lot of flexibility to press big molds, little molds, and several molds at once. I'd like to start making four one pound cheeses sometimes instead of one four pound cheese, and my press is just too small, so time for mark 3. I use a double pulley system, too. Can't be beat.
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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 03:39:03 PM »
Ditto what Dave said plus a small design thing. With a hefty and long lever the minimum weight you can press will be significant. Also there is a  calculator on my website that will work for any lever press.

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 06:49:55 PM »
All comments welcome, :)
it is a work in progress, as I build I am trying to work things out,here are a couple Pic's of what I did today,
for tomorrow I have some new ideas, for some reason I turned it into a major project, and you can call home-n-ask my wife.  :P

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 09:37:23 PM »
Looking good!


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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 11:19:59 AM »
Didn't get much done just put the uprights together, glued, screwed, drilled, countersunk, plugged and sanded, it did take awhile though.
today have ideas for the base  :)

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 09:48:54 PM »
Nice work!

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 08:40:50 AM »
looks like it is going quite well-very nice looking work. Thanks for taking the time to post your work.
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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 08:52:02 AM »
It will be a double pulley system (2 up 2 down)
???  A quad?  ???  4 pulleys, right?   ???

But what happened to just driving the cadillac up on the cheese?  :(

Ah yes, a true labor of love.  :)

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 10:13:54 AM »
The double pulley sytsem should give you the weight you need without having to wash splashes of whey off the Cadillac.
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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 10:24:57 AM »
The double pulley sytsem should give you the weight you need without having to wash splashes of whey off the Cadillac.

yeah, but you won't get that neato cadillac symbol in your cheese!

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2012, 10:55:09 AM »
LOL  ;D you guys funny  :D and yup a 4 pully had to give up on the caddie idea the wife say's she dont want no gravel in her cheese :o
I got a little more done yesterday damn house work is gettin in the way of my creativity >:(
I have fixed the base so the warp thing wont break, now to fix the top and make it a little flatter that will happen after the dishes are done :(
Thanks everyone for the encouragement and the cheese Boofer  :)

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« Last Edit: April 05, 2012, 12:06:53 PM by H-K-J »
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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2012, 11:22:25 AM »
Between house chores and driving across town to jump start the wife car didn't have much time for the project all I got done is layout for the plunger alignment section and then it snowed this morning, I just love Idaho weather >:(
Today I play and possibly get something built ::)
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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2012, 07:12:51 PM »
Yep, mil-spec...that's what I thought.  ;)

I forget now...how does this project affect the parabolic reflector array again? I think I got lost somewhere in the blueprints.  ::)

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2012, 09:14:29 PM »
Yep, mil-spec...that's what I thought.  ;)

I forget now...how does this project affect the parabolic reflector array again? I think I got lost somewhere in the blueprints.  ::)

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