This was a great project that was fun and useful too. There’s nothing like drinking your own freshly squeezed apple cider made from apples that grew on a tree in your backyard!
We originally got the cider press from a friend at church, who had used it for over 30 years. It was pretty weathered when we picked it up.
Over a couple months, as time allowed, I (with help from my 5-yr old son and my dad) rebuilt the frame, refinished the metal parts, made a new cutter drum, and installed a newer motor. The best part was an excuse to spend time together.