[Ansteorra] wine (grape) press

Haraldr Bassi ansteorra at haraldr.drakkar.org
Tue Sep 9 15:15:17 PDT 2008

The law of leverage says the longer it is, the less force is required to get the same work done. 
I suggest you get a length of straight grained 1 1/4" closet rod and shave it if it is too 
large. If it is too loose, bind some leather or rawhide lacing around the shaft to keep it from 
sliding. If the screw is inside the frame of the press, then the handle needs to be small enough 
to turn inside, and I'd make the handle loose so you can slide it back and forth as needed to 
get extra force.

Mike's point is valid, don't over build and break it :)


Mike Andrews W5EGO wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 04:15:37PM -0500, Harry Bilings wrote:
>> I have a wine (grape) press that needs a handle. The hole through
>> the top of the screw is just under 1 38 inches. The main screw is 1
>> 1/4 inchs how long should the handle be? plachoya
> Long enough that you can press all the juice out without having to
> push "too hard", whatever that is for you, and short enough that you 
> don't wind up breaking the press by accident. 

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