When I first started beekeepeing, I decided to build my own honey extractor. This is hand built from a NEW trashcan and was coated with Cam-kote food grade paint. It is a lot of work to use but it definitely works. A person could gear the drive or (as I did) chuck the spindle in the middle with a drill and let it do the work. It’s hard on a drill with a load of honey but will work pretty well. Some have asked what the metal rod sits on in the bottom of the can…I added a nylon cap to the end of the rod. It rides in a nylon bushing attached to the can. You can mess around at your local hardware store and find nylon bushings and washers and the like. They are pretty tough and will keep metal shavings from getting into your honey.