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    Looks like it needs a centre boss. What is on the end of the screw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    Looks like it needs a centre boss. What is on the end of the screw?
    Mothing at the end of the screw...a boss or hole would be useful! I will measure the screw size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    Mothing at the end of the screw...a boss or hole would be useful! I will measure the screw size.
    I think a relatively thick steel plate is the best bet, circa 5-6mm with a centre boss to capture the end of the screw and stop it wandering off. Would be useful to see what the end of the screw looks like, there is probably a facility for capturing the plate to keep it in place. Probably a circlip ring or hole for a pin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    I think a relatively thick steel plate is the best bet, circa 5-6mm with a centre boss to capture the end of the screw and stop it wandering off. Would be useful to see what the end of the screw looks like, there is probably a facility for capturing the plate to keep it in place. Probably a circlip ring or hole for a pin.
    No...just cut off square...I think the plate must have had a centring boss or hole. The screw is about 15mm....I will take the digital calipers and measure it.
    I think steel in that size would be fine.

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    According to my free with coco pops caliper....its 15.62mm.

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    No step or groove in the end, just plain or still threaded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    No step or groove in the end, just plain or still threaded?
    Threaded to the end and cut off....

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    That makes sense. Someone must have wanted the plate for something. Do you think a nut might still screw onto the end? Might be useful for fixing. Sounds like it might be M16. To get the pitch either find a nut that fits or measure say 10 pitches and let me know the distance.

    I'll make up a simple plate that you can screw on but still allows the plate to turn. To be useful, it really needs to be captive. Wont take long once we've got the measure of it.

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    End of thread is a little knocked about but fixable. Ten threads showed 20.41mm.
    Let me know cost and postage and a payment method of choice!
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    Ok let me have a think. Could be m16x2.0 but risky to bank on it. Might be better to use a grub screw.

    Meantime you should enter these into the "worst series of pictures ever" competition. I think you've got a really good chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    Ok let me have a think. Could be m16x2.0 but risky to bank on it. Might be better to use a grub screw.

    Meantime you should enter these into the "worst series of pictures ever" competition. I think you've got a really good chance.


    I can do much worse than that ....I have lots of pictures of the inside of pockets...wrong bits of boats..my face when I want whats on the other side of the camera...the list goes on!
    I don't think it is essential that the shaft is connected to the plate....it would locate on a dip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    I can do much worse than that ....I have lots of pictures of the inside of pockets...wrong bits of boats..my face when I want whats on the other side of the camera...the list goes on!
    I don't think it is essential that the shaft is connected to the plate....it would locate on a dip.
    Since I am doing nothing yet except thinking about it, no harm no foul. But in my imagination, I am considering what happens at the end of the stroke when you withdraw the plunger and have to ferret about at the bottom of that deep strainer tube among a slippery, wet, sticky mass of pulped fruit. There is likely to be a fair bit of suction too.

    If I was a betting man I would say the reason it doesn't have that feature currently is because it failed in service. So it's an interesting challenge to come up with something that works. There are no costs involved, I have everything here already so it's just a question of thinking about what to do (while I get on with something else).

    The choice is stainless (ideal but tricky to fabricate), steel plate, aluminium (weak but also expensive in those dimensions), food safe plastic (I have collected loads!), oak (from a local furniture maker) etc. etc.

    It is the challenge I find interesting and I would like to help of course. But I don't want to do "good enough", it needs to be better than that.

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    Digging around in fruit slurry is half the fun, but a positive return would be, positive?
    Any material that suits you is fine...no fruit remains in contact long enough to be a real problem , things get washed and dried every use. I confess I had thought that if it turned up in steel i might weld ( if you think my pictures are bad you should see my welding) a lopp on to aid recovery. Would it help to have the screw boss to examine? Its strong enough that even Hermes couldnt break it....

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    Does this help....

    Walker Desmond wine press

    https://www.ebay.ie/itm/VINTAGE-WALK...item1cd0df3d86

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