Analysis: PITEBA Oil Extractor Design Element

I recently came across the website for Piteba oil extractors
  • The extractors are hand powered mechanical extractors (seperators) for nuts/seeds and oil
  • As a hand powered device they fit in with my manual production philosophy
  • This is a basic cost comparison and review of the ability to produce hazelnut oil
  • As a concept it could apply to any other nut/seed oil

  • The mind map below shows my design element analysis for home oil extraction
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  • Following the above analysis I will be purchasing a Piteba oil extractor as a design element.  I just wish I had a plant nursery and an area to plant nut trees
  • I would start collecting cuttings and bringing them on in the nursery and at the same time start preparing the area where the trees would finally be planted

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