- Joined Apr 24, 2010
Those look great! How do they taste?
My buddy Mark and I made a press too. Somewhat different than yours. We used 3/4” birch A/B plywood and 1/4” polycarbonate plastic on bottom butted to birch plywood 1” x 2” for easy clean-up. It presses to 11/16”. We put 16 1/4” x 3” bolts ( two in each corner)with counter sunk nuts on bottom . Once the top of press is fitted we use 16 wing nuts ( two in each corner) to tighten. Seems to work for our preferences. Bottom top blue is top piece of press. Bottom board is picture of press tightened down with wingnuts. Left bottom of press. Right is picture of full press tightened.I need something to do so we are making some Landjaeger press molds.
Hardwood ply.....NO WAY to much $$
S4S Ply 3/4" for the base and tops.
Poplar for the dividers and slats.
Made a couple spacers so all the sections will be the same width.
After its all together i will cold smoke the press and top so they get a nice season. I'm thinking after the season maybe a coat of chopping block oil?
Slats are 3/4 x 3/4" x 18"
Spacers are 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 3/4"
Base and tops 20" x 18" X 3/4 "
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