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  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by JIGSAW View Post
    Pics or it didn't happen
    Fair enough.

    Prototype 3. (Modifying existing tools with basic actions).


    Starting to be able to function as a capper:
    signal-2020-09-11-100310.jpg




    With wooden base to stop the bottles falling off. At this point functional with the ability to cap bottles reliably and with not too much fiddling.

    signal-2020-09-11-142014.jpg


    Features:
    • Height adjustable.
    • Fairly lightweight (there is still a lot of steel in there).
    • Collapsible for storage


    It still needs a few minor tweaks to get rid of a few rough edges:

    • A capper head that I can screw onto the plunge.
    • Better height locking mechanism
    • Trimming down bolts and rounding off a couple of corners that get stuck

  2. #12
    The bottles caps end up crimped like this:

    IMG_20200912_114509.jpg

  3. #13

    Prototype 3. (Modifying existing tools with basic actions).

    Starting to be able to function as a capper:
    signal-2020-09-11-100310.jpg.
    That is some pretty inspired thinking right there. Legendary.

    I have seen guys using drill presses for capping before too, just don't know how much continuous axial loading a drill press can really handle.

    PS. And you taught me about the List function, thanks!
    Last edited by Langchop; 12th September 2020 at 13:09.
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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Langchop View Post
    That is some pretty inspired thinking right there. Legendary.

    I have seen guys using drill presses for capping before too, just don't know how much continuous axial loading a drill press can really handle.

    PS. And you taught me about the List function, thanks!
    I hear you on the drill press loading. Clamps are made to exert and handle those forces.


    Bear in mind this thinking started (other projects had priority for actual building) during prohibition. I never really wanted a hand or a hammer capper. But all the bench cappers were sold out and even after prohibition ended they have not ended up for sale second hand. Even though they are back in stock now, the ball had already started rolling.

    I decided to put all three designs here because they can all be made to work and depending on what materials and tools you have available, one of them can work for you.

    Credit for ideas mostly belongs to the following sources after searching for DIY bench capper. I say mostly because just about anyone who has seen a press for bearings or drills can see the possibilities.

    Prototype 1:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mC20Hl0C_A

    Prototype 2:
    https://www.homebrewtalk.com/threads...-capper.26795/

    Prototype 3:
    https://www.homebrewtalk.com/threads...r.26795/page-2

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  6. #16

    Quote Originally Posted by JIGSAW View Post
    I didn't even know DIY cappers was a thing
    I considered building a roller mill but concluded a decent one would require the assistance of an engineering shop... Yes I know I have a problem.

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