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1.    Cut the Styrofoam into a circular shape (does not need to be perfectly circular!) and wrap in plastic wrap. The purpose of the plastic wrap is to create a somewhat smooth rotating inner surface
  • 1. Cut the Styrofoam into a circular shape (does not need to be perfectly circular!) and wrap in plastic wrap. The purpose of the plastic wrap is to create a somewhat smooth rotating inner surface

  • Cut the Styrofoam to a length that is slightly less than the shaft of the French press. Theoretically, the shaft itself will work to move the viscous fluid, but a larger diameter inner wall will work better

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Unscrew the screen on the bottom of the press part of the French press.
  • Unscrew the screen on the bottom of the press part of the French press.

  • Layer the middle and the top of the shaft of the French press with aluminum foil or plastic wrap so that it matches the thickness of the shaft on the bottom of the shaft. The bottom of the French Press shaft is actually larger in diameter than the actual shaft itself. This is a problem in the next step when one puts the shaft through the styrofoam

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Put epoxy or glue on the aluminum foil or plastic wrap 5.    Push the Shaft through the middle of the foam and try to keep the shaft as centered as possible. The bottom of the foam should be flush with the bottom of the French press shaft.
  • Put epoxy or glue on the aluminum foil or plastic wrap

  • 5. Push the Shaft through the middle of the foam and try to keep the shaft as centered as possible. The bottom of the foam should be flush with the bottom of the French press shaft.

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Screw on the bottom part of the French press. This keeps the entire setup balanced.
  • Screw on the bottom part of the French press. This keeps the entire setup balanced.

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  • Wait for epoxy to dry. Pour the corn syrup into the French Press

  • SLOWLY push the foam core construct into the French Press with corn syrup inside. Since corn syrup is viscous, one wants to do this slowly to prevent any parts from breaking

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  • Mix a few drops of food coloring with a few drops of corn syrup (1 teaspoon)

  • Transfer colored corn syrup into the syringe or eye dropper

  • Inject the colored corn syrup roughly 1 inch deep into the corn syrup in the French press

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  • Turn the knob on the French press slowly in one direction and then slowly in the other direction.

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