I though a few of you might enjoy this little project.
here is a graphic of my mini press, (the beer is unopend and for scale):
I can get about 5-6 crunchs from one billet heat. Cost about 70.00 for the jack - on sale at HF, most of the steel was laying around my shop. I did have to buy about 2" of 1" X 2" flat bar for the upper die and die set. 100.00 is a high estimate of the cost. There is a full page of info on my website.
Hope this helps