Second times the charm. Tested out a few things and then determined
that the following steps would result in cider goodness:

Put apples in bucket.

Take 2×4. Smash apples with end of 2×4.

Pour mashed fruit into the cider press and press.

Jeremy and I managed to press about 15 gallons of cider tonight. 10gal
went into carboys so it could start it’s lovely fermenting. The
rest we put into our fridges to drink now. Very very yummy.