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 6 Ton DIY Rosin Press

Discussion in 'Discussion: Hash Oil and Edibles' started by Mañ'O'Green, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Mañ'O'Green

    Mañ'O'Green Retired to watch the grass grow. Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I Tried screwing around with a curling iron but I am not happy with the lack of control or the results. So I have decided to build a 6 ton rosin press for personal use. I am waiting the arrival of the heating elements to complete the project. I am also waiting until the last minute to buy the 6 ton press since stuff is always going on sale at Harbor Freight. I might get a better price than the 20% off coupon? I have done all of the machining on the plates accept the holes for the heating elements. I want to wait until I have them in hand and can measure them for a good fit. Here is the parts list:

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    I will post some pictures when I start to assemble this.
     
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    Journey Man Smoke Cannabis Live with Friends on AFN Gladiator level 1

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    You are a handy man! Ill sub up and to see what u will get together :thumbsup:
     
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    Here are some pictures of my progress. The heaters are nowhere in site; coming from Hong Kong.

    The ram head is from Etsystudio.com and will disperse the force more evenly without damaging the plate:

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    Here is how to wire the PIDs:

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    Mañ'O'Green Retired to watch the grass grow. Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Ok so the first heaters I ordered are no where on the horizon. The tracking numbers given are not valid and customer no service is robotic. I ordered new ones that are 8mmx60mm 120 watt from china $7.25 ea. and they are moving through the mail system with valid tracking. Hopefully I get them next week. In the meantime Harbor Freight has a 25% off coupon good for Monday so I will be picking up the press then.
     
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    Finally some progress on my 6 ton press. Harbor Freight had a 25% off coupon $64.73 w/tax today so I pulled the trigger and bought the press. Still waiting for my heat cartridges to get here from China. The ram head I thought was designed to press fit on the shaft fit tight but slipped on and off. I used some foil to shim it on tight. Assembly was not too hard and all parts were accounted for.

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    The heat cartridges cleared customs today so I should have them by Thursday.:woohoo:
     
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    Any update?
     
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    I made my own ram head, I drilled and tapped for a set screw to hold it on the shaft of the press. Could you do the same?
     
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    The ram head is already attached to the ram?

    The heaters should be here tomorrow.
     

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