Lyson Wax Press
Looking for a more traditional way to process your wax? Insert cappings into stainless basket and turn the handle to press out honey. Honey drains into the stainless steel pan then into a container (not included) placed under the press. Red painted steel supports give additional stability to the press. This also makes a great fruit press!
There are many different ways to clean and process wax. Properly cleaned and filtered wax can make a big difference in your final candle product. Most purchased wax comes filtered and cleaned but if you are lucky enough to use wax from your own hive you know it starts a little messy! One option for cleaning is to place the wax in a crock pot or a non-copper, non-iron, non-aluminum pot of water, bring the water to a boil, and allow wax to melt. Note: If your water has a lot of iron in it, it could permanently discolor the wax.
Once the wax has melted remove it from the heat and allow it to cool. You will be left with three distinct layers; water, honey and debris then wax at the top. Scraping off the layer of debris will remove a lot of the “gunk” from your wax. You may find that you need to repeat this process several times to get the wax thoroughly cleaned. An alternative method is to pour off the wax into a pair of pantyhose, tie off the end, and place this in the pot of water. The pantyhose work as a filter and allow the wax to melt through into the water.
The press uses a “jack” screw design to move the top plate. The handle is 19/32″ diameter rod by 15″ long. The handle slides completely out of the drive nut and can be positioned to make pressing easier. The jack screw outside diameter is 15/16″ with approximately one turn moving the screw 3/16″. The screw is turned inside a brass nut to drive the plate down.
Product Specifications W4082:
- Unit height with screw down: 31 1/2″
- Unit height with screw extended: 48 1/2″
- Barrel diameter: 10″
- Barrel height: 13 3/4″
- Barrel holes (oblong): 1/8″ x 1/4″
- Barrel hole spacing: 1/4″
- Honey pan clearance for container: 6 5/8″
- Honey pan drain hole diameter: 1″
- Base dimensions: 16 1/2″ x 14 1/2″
- Legs have 1/4″ holes for securing the press to the floor
- Unit weight: 45 pounds
Includes a 12 month warranty. See Lyson website for additional details.