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My new Jack Puck

Discussion in 'Maine Patients' started by tet1953, May 21, 2012.

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    tet1953

    tet1953 Well-Known Member

    inspired contraption lol:

    press1.jpg

    I have been messing around with various methods of pressing and when I saw Jack Puck at the Augusta event I thought that's it! Took me a few hours over a couple days to gather parts and figure it out. Works great! I have some refinements in mind that I may incorporate then post in the DIY section with parts list and some simple instructions. It is a pretty simple device.

    I heated the vessel in the oven at 240 for about 10 min.

    Here's some more pics:

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    And the end result:

    result.jpg
     
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    CaptainCAVEMAN

    CaptainCAVEMAN Well-Known Member

    Pretty cool man. Probably a lot cheaper than the ones sold for that purpose. +rep
     
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    tet1953

    tet1953 Well-Known Member

    Yup, Jack Puck starts at about $300 and goes over $600. I have less than $50 in this
     
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    alotapot

    alotapot Active Member

    Nice job! The only thing I'd change is the thickness of the plates to avoid them bending.

    alp
     
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    Biological Graffity

    Biological Graffity Active Member

    Way 2 DIY Tet, hope u dont mind, Im tottally stealing this great Idea!
     
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    tet1953

    tet1953 Well-Known Member

    Cool, what I had in mind BG. Might want to wait a little bit though, I have a couple ideas to make it better and easier to build.
     
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    tet1953

    tet1953 Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I really didn't expect that. The plates are pretty rugged as it is, but I don't think the answer is necessarily thicker plates. I am going to look into putting the rods closer to the point of pressure. Plus, the middle plate doesn't have to be strong at all; there's no pressure there or on the vessel. So, a thinner plate in the middle will be easier to cut as well. I got some ideas :)
     
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    tet1953

    tet1953 Well-Known Member

    One simple modification that I have made so far is to free the round vessel from the plate. I realized there's no pressure there so I removed the nut from the bottom. Now I can simply take it from the oven and drop it into the hole. It does make it slightly more difficult to remove the end product since I can't just jack it out (admittedly I haven't tried very hard either).
     
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    Chris_o

    Chris_o New Member

    Could op provide a list of materials and instructions on how to achieve this press? Thanks
     

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