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  1. #1
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    Homemade bow press

    This is a bow press that I finished today. If you are not familiar with archery , it is used to relax the tension on the string and cable to allow the bow to be worked on or to make adjustments.
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    Re: Homemade bow press

    nice job...

    sorta like a spring compressor for struts..or coil springs but in a diffrent way...



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    Re: Homemade bow press

    Looks like a handy tool. Nice work on the fab. Is that a bar-b-q in the background?

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    Re: Homemade bow press

    VERY HANDY TOOL. I've done lots of work on bows and wouldn't have been without one. But, I hope yours is beefier than factory ones. I worked in two different shops and BOTH of their presses went BOOOOIIINGGGG and sent customers' bows up into the rafters when the stock S-hooks failed. I was in each shop when it happened. I was right next to the second one, having just worked on the bow when it blew up, literally.

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    Re: Homemade bow press

    Don't know **** about bows, but it looks damn neat...

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    Re: Homemade bow press

    Good looking press EBFARMER. I always wondered how the tension was removed from a bow.



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    Re: Homemade bow press

    That looks outstanding. Great fab. Painted it nicely too. What a trooper.
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    Re: Homemade bow press

    Thanks for the compliments.

    Mack, don't even mention bow explosions. I don't think my wife would let me live it down if I ruined my bow while working on it with one of the contraptions I built myself.

    Yes, that's is a smoker, that I built earlier this year, in the background. I'll try to post some pics of it on another thread.

  9. #9
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    Re: Homemade bow press

    Did you drill all of those holes and round the ends so nice?Or are those lift arms of a 3 pt hitch for a tractor?If you drilled all those holes you either have one good drill bit or know how to sharpen them.Nice looking press a lot of work goes into that type of bowpress.Will that press work with the new parrallel limb bows? I would be afraid to put a parralell limb in my press as it would just slip down right to cams thus making it impossable to work on.It would also scratch the limbs up a bit.

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    Re: Homemade bow press

    post the plans thats awsome

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    Re: Homemade bow press

    nice...... a good bow press is a must
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