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    Homemade Archery Bow Press

    I built this press out of 1.5" .120 and 1.25 .120 wall square tubing, a worm drive trailer jack from Washoe Metal, 3/16" plate, and some hardware (grd. 8 bolts, nuts, washers, knobs, etc)

    I spent less than $100 on this press and similar versions sell for $740-$1,000. I built the limb fingers out of 3/16" plate, a small section of the 1.5" square tubing, and dipped them in liqiud rubber to protect the limbs. The jack opens up to 39" ( My diamond Iceman is 31.5" axle to axle, and my brothers Hoyt is 36.5" so its plenty) and compresses to 23.5". When not in use, the entire press lifts up off the mount so I can use the desk for other things.

    The last few pics show the bow vise i built too....

    No more taking my bow to work and trying to get thngs done on my lunch break!
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    bow vise...
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    way cool there Macgyver!

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    Haha! Thank you sir.
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    Great idea, I just went to The House of Arrows to have my work done. Nice job.
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    Nice work Matt.

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    Great idea, I just went to The House of Arrows to have my work done. Nice job.
    Sounds like Rick still in business? I hope he is doing OK over there. I was afraid Scheels would eat up the rest of his customer base.

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    Thanks guys.

    We send customers over to Rick when they need things that we don't sell. I bought my second bow from him over 10 years ago. Hopefully he's still doin ok over there.
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    He seemed to be doing well there. I will go shopping at his store again when I am ready to upgrade.
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