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    Bow Press: Home Build Pics

    I bought a new back-up bow for an up-coming trip. And of course neither of the presses that I use now will work on the PSE Bow Madness because of the past-parallel limb design.

    So time to bite the broadhead and get to work on a press that will do all of them. I hate spending money on things that I can build for a fraction of the cost and I can often take advantage of cheap labour [mine] and incooperate improvements.

    So here is the raw press. I'll use it a bit and make any adjustments/additions before I take it apart and paint it.
    Because I'm a saver/scrounger, I have less than $65 into it so far. It's based on the EE-Z press which retails for about $500.

    A few pieces gathered up.

    The limb fingers and mounts





    Main tube with bearing mount welded on.
    The Acme threaded rod with a bearing seat welded and machined




    The bearing on the Acme rod


    And the Acme rod and bearing in the outside tube
    I harvest carrots. I kill animals.

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    Re: Bow Press: Home Build Pics

    I have built 3 press based on the e z press . I didn`t use acme thread i just used grade 8 ready rod . The most it cost me was about 20 bucks apiece

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    Re: Bow Press: Home Build Pics

    Not trying to be rude or disrespectfull at all, but doesn't a rachet strap do the same job?
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    Re: Bow Press: Home Build Pics

    I machined a few bushings to act as guides.




    More UHM for tube guides.



    The fingers can be independently adjusted for any limb angle or limb add on's.




    The one finger can be screwed back and forth to fit any limb width.



    The press mostly assembled.
    I harvest carrots. I kill animals.

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    Re: Bow Press: Home Build Pics

    One end.




    And the other.



    The Bow Madness in the press.



    Right now, I have the fingers wrapped with hockey tape. Thats temporary. I'll machine inserts for different applications.




    I may mount my home-made bow vise on the press later to.
    I harvest carrots. I kill animals.

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    Re: Bow Press: Home Build Pics

    I will consider different mounting options for a while before I committ. It may go on a stand or just clamp to a bench when I need it. A pivot is also an option, buy I'm not sure how usefull.

    I also need a heavy hand wheel to turn the scew with, about 6" - 8" in diameter, if anybody has one.
    Last edited by Ambush; 06-28-2010 at 04:23 PM.
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    Re: Bow Press: Home Build Pics

    good looking press ambush . Once you start using a linear press you will throw all the others away .

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    Re: Bow Press: Home Build Pics

    look for an old sewing machine . the wheel on that should be big enough .

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    Re: Bow Press: Home Build Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by hardnocks View Post
    look for an old sewing machine . the wheel on that should be big enough .


    I want something heavy, so when I give it a spin, it will go for awhile.
    I may have to liberate one from a lathe at work.
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    Re: Bow Press: Home Build Pics

    Looks good, one thing though. You should have made two

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