I have begun “The Renaissance Project”. To learn more about it click on the link on the right side of the page. I built a very simple oil press in order to test a key piece that I designed (the metal portion below). This piece will be part of a larger, more efficient press that I also designed (below). We (my assistant Morgan and I) were able to produce about two tablespoons of walnut oil. Now that we know it works I will begin building the more sophisticated press.