2" from top
2× 6 sides
frame as shown. Secure each 6½" length of
2× 6 with 3 long deck screws through the 12"
length of 2× 6. Fully seat the deck screws into
Attach the bracing triangles to the frame
using the shorter deck screws (Figure D). Test
the frame for rigidity.
Center the pipe flanges over the holes in
the upright, mark and drill pilot holes with
the R" bit, then attach the flanges using the
short #12 wood screws (Figure E).
4. Operate the bag press.
Place the loaf pan on the frame.
Insert a small quantity of soft, juicy fruit,
such as grapes or peeled orange sections, in
the bag. Insert the ends of the bag through
the holes in the uprights.
Insert one of the dowels through the sleeve,
centering the dowel on the flange hole. Tie the
open end of the bag around the middle of the
other dowel (Figure F).
As you rotate the dowels in opposite directions, the bag will tighten, compressing the
fruit, expressing the juice into the pan, and
leaving the pulp in the bag. ;
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