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!