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I made my own Apple Masher and Cider Press for Cheap!

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Hi Everyone - I wanted to share this before your apples all fell and went to waste.  A hand-powered apple grinder/masher and cider press can easily cost you $700. I built this motorized grinder and press for under $75, with a ceiling fan motor and a few plastic buckets. The grinder is made by forming two 6-inch PVC end caps into a drum and studding it with stailless steel screws. This is attached to and driven by a fan motor. The press container is made with 5 buckets, one inside the other, for extra strength, and drilled with 100 holes to let out the cider. A threaded rod is used to press a wooden plunger to squeeze the apples.  Here is a video to show how I did it.  -Lou

 

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Nice job.  You should market this at Farmer's Markets.

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