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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2012, 10:37:20 PM »
I am impressed! Are you sure you don't just want to put a finish on that and display it in my livingroom? I'll sit it right next to my 1947 Seaburg Jukebox!


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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2012, 10:34:32 AM »
I am impressed! Are you sure you don't just want to put a finish on that and display it in my livingroom? I'll sit it right next to my 1947 Seaburg Jukebox!
Yeah, we can put the DVD player here and the whatchamagizmo there...but where's the big screen gonna go?

Great engineering project, but will it press cheese as well as impress us?  8)

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2012, 11:10:21 AM »
LOL :) If it doesn't press cheese I will give it to DJD and let her sit it next to her 1947 Seaburg Jukebox  ;)
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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2012, 12:19:49 AM »
I really love it. It's a very nice piece of craftsmanship and well thought out too.

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2012, 06:21:08 PM »
DJD yer makin my head swell :) I have been out gettin things fitted, revamped, stained, aligned, coated and trimmed
tomorrow I will coat it one more time and start puttin it together :D
Thanks for your support  ^-^
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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2012, 08:01:01 PM »
I really like the idea of using T-rails. Adds a lot of strentgh and stability.  Reminds me of an elevator.  Almost done and it looks really great. One or two more polycoats should do it. It's gonna be great!

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2012, 12:37:02 PM »
I got it all together,  :) all except the pulley system, I will probably start looking for the parts today (if the wife will let me) ::)
As it stands right now I have a tear weight of 11 to 12 Lbs. and a mechanical advantage of 5.676 not sure what it all means but it will all change when I start to figure it out.
I placed  45Lbs. on the arm and got 230Lbs on the scale :D I am realy very happy with my first home made press just as it stands and it surely will improve with the pulley system
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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2012, 02:29:28 PM »
Oh, that is nice.  All it needs is a cheese in press.   :D

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2012, 03:50:14 PM »
I got it all together,  :) all except the pulley system, I will probably start looking for the parts today (if the wife will let me) ::)
As it stands right now I have a tear weight of 11 to 12 Lbs. and a mechanical advantage of 5.676 not sure what it all means but it will all change when I start to figure it out.
I placed  45Lbs. on the arm and got 230Lbs on the scale :D I am realy very happy with my first home made press just as it stands and it surely will improve with the pulley system

so with four pulleys, you'll have to attach a half of a grape to get the correct psi.  8)

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2012, 08:18:01 PM »
A thing of beauty!!!


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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2012, 10:12:54 AM »
Oh, that is nice.  All it needs is a cheese in press.   :D

And yes, I'm thinkin Swiss :D

so with four pulleys, you'll have to attach a half of a grape to get the correct psi.  8)

I don't know about half, I was thinkin maybe a whole one but you could be right :-\

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  :) Thank you, I do appreciate everyone's support and comments  ;D  I still have one or two Ideas to complete and then CHEESE TIME!!
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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2012, 03:29:09 PM »
Oh Boy, that is beauty !
Just keep going on  :)

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2012, 07:36:33 PM »
Man that IS pretty! Well done! Trying to follow the arrangement. Does the lower suport board go up and down with the piston to make it adjustable??

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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2012, 03:42:52 PM »
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I hadn't realized that wasn't explained, what I came up with was to drill adjustment holes in the T-rails and place cabinet shelve levelers in the holes at the proper height in order to keep the support board and the plunger directly over the mold.
As the cheese compresses I will be able to adjust it without having to release the pressure (my thought anyway) :-\
I am adding pic's that might help with my explanation
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Re: my attempt at a press (in progress)
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2012, 06:39:13 PM »
Okay I see it now very nice! I suspected that was the case. A cheese for you that is the prettiest press I've seen!