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weaver
24th Feb 2017, 03:42 PM
Well I'm finally going to make it happen. I'm going to have a new press for the apples this season.

I've got about four weeks to build it.
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I'm going to be producing a series of videos to share the journey.

First one coming soon.......

weaver
26th Feb 2017, 10:46 AM
Got the first video done on moving the large timbers by hand.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCd4WxQsrQA&t=4s

I'm shooting the next video which introduces the tools today.

weaver
27th Feb 2017, 08:30 AM
Part 2 Introducing the tools.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBxYSCyC6gI&t=28s

weaver
27th Feb 2017, 04:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIEQ9YJy1ag

weaver
3rd Mar 2017, 06:57 AM
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Got the first post for the press dressed yesterday. First take away is that its best to do this when the timbers are green. Unpredictable, nay even predictable changes in grain direction led to a lot of blow out. The summer has been so dry that the wood is very splintery. Even with the axe razor sharp its still difficult to prevent the blow out.

Coming along though.

weaver
3rd Mar 2017, 07:00 AM
It also occurs to me that i should do a post of what the overall plan is.

Bit time poor at present but here is the cad of what I'm up to.
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Bushmiller
3rd Mar 2017, 08:34 AM
Weaver

Looks like it's going to be big.

Regards
Paul

weaver
3rd Mar 2017, 08:47 AM
I prefer the term appropriately sized.

weaver
13th Mar 2017, 06:36 PM
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The picking has begun.

weaver
13th Mar 2017, 06:37 PM
New toy arrived in time for the joinery.

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Bushmiller
14th Mar 2017, 08:52 AM
And it is? :?:D

Regards
Paul

cava
14th Mar 2017, 01:06 PM
That looks as if it is going to be a big press. How many apple trees do you have?

weaver
14th Mar 2017, 01:24 PM
None :)

weaver
20th Mar 2017, 11:45 PM
I've been busy picking and hewing and progress is happening slowly.

Hoping to start the joinery tomorrow.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEE9ikoPO9c

weaver
28th Mar 2017, 09:23 PM
Ok time for an update.

Leveled up my work area and laid out the first three posts on their sides.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-IEGxNN1WQ

weaver
28th Mar 2017, 09:24 PM
Had a bunch of people on face book and Reddit asking what varieties of apples I'm using.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc1yiIfX0p8

weaver
28th Mar 2017, 09:26 PM
I like foraging. Its a bit like prospecting but you have more success. However, if I had my own trees I wouldn't have to put up with this......


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6iJ4fFE3KY&t=19s

weaver
28th Mar 2017, 09:28 PM
New toy arrived in time for the joinery.

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So you know that new toy I mentioned.....I use it in this video. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wW1xJuWx0s&list=PL3iOtJrpHsAvaYrE56cKacYnFAgltHxXk&index=9

weaver
4th Apr 2017, 06:39 PM
Got the first top beam fitted to the posts and the joints layed out ready to cut.

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weaver
8th Apr 2017, 10:09 AM
I'm a bit behind in my videos but here is the latest.

I'm hoping to catchup with getting the videos out by the end of the weekend.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0xVuzrbOKI

weaver
14th Apr 2017, 08:26 PM
Bit behind in posting


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cveawQHc2ao

weaver
14th Apr 2017, 08:27 PM
Catching up.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Y7VvaP2ko

weaver
14th Apr 2017, 08:28 PM
Up to date.

Real exciting progress getting the first beam fitted.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5xWhCeEPeo

Bushmiller
14th Apr 2017, 09:38 PM
Keep 'em coming Weaver

I am sure there are easier ways of doing this job (did I see a modern chisel in there), but this is me speaking as one whom SWMBO maintains has spent a lifetime making life difficult for himself. I am reluctant to inform her of an ambition to only use woodworking tools made before 1900 with an emphasis on before 1800! She struggles with my vintage handsaws. :)

Regards
paul

weaver
25th Apr 2017, 11:22 PM
I don't think I own a modern chisel. It could have been my adjustable square.

weaver
25th Apr 2017, 11:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CmQrt5vwUk

weaver
25th Apr 2017, 11:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5yikRqEu-I&t=209s

weaver
25th Apr 2017, 11:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2nSpcXsXlI&t=10s

weaver
4th May 2017, 11:10 AM
More progress, a bit of background and where to from here.

If anyone reading this is in central victoria and wants to join us picking apples this weekend click on the link in the youtube video description.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUJ-xFFvWIc

weaver
17th May 2017, 11:24 AM
Had some problems with my axe.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx5EYgJNEYI&t=826s

weaver
26th May 2017, 08:04 AM
The press was originally mean to mount on my tandem trailer but with my 4WD and the trailer still off the road I've had to come up with another plan.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbtwo_Vjtq4

weaver
28th May 2017, 11:58 PM
Press is upright and ready for the floors to be installed


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBwFSNGxXO8

weaver
1st Jun 2017, 06:54 PM
First press floor is done.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9C80pRpzL8