My homemade Linear Bow Press

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  1. MechDoc

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    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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  2. Sticknstringarchery

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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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    Great Job Kev!!!
     
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    Kevin thats awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know a mig weld when I see one :D 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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    KodiakArcher Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Great looking work. Just needs a super cool paint job now.

    Be careful not to sell them (publicly) or you'll get all kinds of nasty-grams from EZ Press. Caution Bar and another guy over on AT got shut down.
     
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    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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    Nice work man. Looks really similar to the one's we use at Cabelas
     
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    Your linear bow press

    After reviewing your linear bow press I would like to get the instructions, material list, and where to buy the fingers. Would this press be suitable for all bow types and the short 28 axle to axle?
     
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    Very curious in T & M what you have into that press. I have been kicking around the purchase of a EZ press but its been hard to pull the trigger on a 600 press for my own use. Excellent good on it. Thanks.
     
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    Haven't seen this thread in a while... I finally just broke down and bought my own EZ press.

    Would have loved to have had the skillset to build my own, but in the long run I thought it'd just be easier to buy one already made... Again -- NICE work!
     
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    Impressed!
     

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