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    My homemade Linear Bow Press

    Since there is no DIY section I will post this here. I think the press turned out pretty good. I could not afford to buy one so I decided to make one. I can press any length ATA split limb bow that I know of with this press. If any one wants I can give you all the info you need to build one. I built the press a little overkill though in strength. I will be adding a drawing board attachment soon. So what do ya think?
















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    man that thing looks good!!! Did yo umachine the fingers (for lack of a better word) in the last pic?? Oh and will it also do solid limbs? It looks like it will and yes I would love the details.
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    ill take 2. lol
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    That's sweet. How much for mine?

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    Very cool man, I wish I had the skills and equipment to be able to do something like that. Everything looked really well done.
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    Very nice work. I'll take one.

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    Kevin thats awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know a mig weld when I see one niiice!! Where did you get the fingers?? Im currently building an X press!
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    Very nice... like others, my first question went to where'd you get the fingers from?

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    You done a awesome job, I built one several years ago like the hydro press. I like the type you built a lot better.

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    Outstanding man!

    I've been dying to start a build for one myself but other than time, my only hold up is finding a place to get the fingers cut.

    Great job. Looks good.
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    Way to go Dude.
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    Great looking work. Just needs a super cool paint job now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodcrick View Post
    Kevin thats awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know a mig weld when I see one niiice!! Where did you get the fingers?? Im currently building an X press!

    Thanks Dan!! I was going to Tig weld it but the cooler motor on it was smoked !! I cut the fingers out of a 1/2" plate of cold rolled steel. I ruff cut them out with a vertical bandsaw and finished them with a milling machine. I used Plastidip tool coating to rubber coat the tips of fingers. I was thinking about building a X press also. Let me know how yours turns out.
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    Thanks everyone for the kind comments!! I am still debating whether or not to paint it. The tubing is Zinc plated already I would just have to coat the welds. I cannot sell these presses but I can help you make one. Here is a detail drawing of the fingers.
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