DIY Honey Press in Action!
As promised! I had this last bucket of honey to crush and strain so gave it the old college try. Honestly my fear was that wax would squish out through the holes and plug them, and that would be the demise. I didn't even think about the bottom of the basket collapsing. It lends to the next design for sure though, to have total support in the bottom of the bucket and the basket, to ensure force is properly transferred. In hindsight, it would have really sucked if the bottom of my bottling bucket would have punched out!
I think in a bind though, this design would work. It's not the best, but it would work, and it's a heck of a lot cheaper than the commercial units (albeit not nearly as efficient however).
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