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    Lightbulb Bow Press plans and instructions you can download

    If you would like a copy of my plans and a parts list, please find them at the following link:
    http://www.webow.com/Bow Press Plans.pdf



    Other press plans can be found with the following links:

    http://www.webow.com/Bow%20Press%20Plans.pdf

    http://www.webow.com/Bow%20Press%20X...%20Welding.pdf

    Take the time necessary to read this entire thread – there are lots of good ideas for modifications and improvements. Note: if I could weld, I’d build a linear press, which was not in the marketplace when I found some plans and made modifications so I could build it without welding….
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    Nice job

    That is a very well put together document. Looks like just about any goober could build one by following your instructions. If I didn't already have a bow press I think I would build one of those.
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    thank you for puting the blue prints up there midlife my dad is going to make me one

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    Page 13 picture shows the rods against the riser in a bad location. The rods should be at the pivot point of the limbs. Where the limbs and riser come together. In the picture this could cause a riser to twist or bend....not a good idea!

    Just my personal thoughts.

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    I Just Made One!

    It's a great press...I just made one two weeks ago. I found the instructions on a different site...but very similar...I'd be willing to make and sell some of these if anyone is interested...I've attached a photo of the one I just finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcheryBowdocto
    Page 13 picture shows the rods against the riser in a bad location. The rods should be at the pivot point of the limbs. Where the limbs and riser come together. In the picture this could cause a riser to twist or bend....not a good idea!

    Just my personal thoughts.
    Yeah. That's Mr. Smith's press. I have no idea if he spoke to his bow manufacturer about ideal roller position. From your comments I would guess not. The photos of my bow in my press on page 7 reflect what Mathews told me was best for the Switchback.

    Thanks.
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    What about making the lower pegs on an adjustable frame with a set screw to hold them in place? ( picture a steel floating on a smaller steel tube similiar to an apple)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin
    What about making the lower pegs on an adjustable frame with a set screw to hold them in place? ( picture a steel floating on a smaller steel tube similiar to an apple)
    I like that idea - it would result in a press that could replicate the X-Press if you could also do it for the press arms and have the thing be secure. However, it might require welding of the roller arm to the outer steel tube or some appendage to it (I wanted to avoid that). And unfortunately I could not see how to do it with 1-1/4" and 1-1/2" square tube without somehow trimming the inner weld in the outer steel tube (1-1/2") jacket so it would slide over the inner tube [it will not do so with the weld ini place as the fit is very tight] - probably a lot of work to do it over the 1-1/2"-3" of outer tube you would need to do this with. Maybe it could be done with a metal file and a lot of elbow grease or with some power tool.

    Then what about using a 2" outer square tube for the outer tube that holds the inner rollers? I don't know - that's a lot of space between the outer tube and the inner tube. Done correctly (again, welding the roller bar to the tube) it might work. To position the set screw you'd either want to drill a hole and weld a nut directly over the hole or tap the outer steel tube to accomodate the set screw threads. My guess is that weldign the nut in place would give you a lot more threads to work with and more assurance that the set screw would be sturdy.

    Maybe someone can work on a design with and without welds.
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    I still like mine!
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    That thing works???
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    The horizontal bow press I have built in 3 pro shops works well. The total of presses I have built is 7 and you can use it for crossbows as well. The table takes up less room and can be used as a work area.

    People that has used the vertical type for years, have used my horizontal and like it better. No more dropping parts on the floor as much because you can catch them in you hand. The string is lower to tie in peeps, and servings. Do not knock it until you try one!

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    Here is an old picture when I worked at a Pro Shop in Freeland Michigan. You can see here two of the presses and this was taken in 1984. This shop had 5 horizontal presses and I built two of them, the ones in the picture.

    See the old Hoyt Pro Hunter camo in my press, I'm the one in the white shirt in front of the two others.
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    FORGOT SOMETHING!

    IF you know Rod Swanson of Out Tech, he is the one standing at the counter on the far left looking at the two customers. Gee he looks like a kid! LOL

    Rod Swanson (Rocket Rod) worked in Michigan as a rep for years for Hoyt, Tru-Glo, Robinson Scents and more for years.

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    I don't know if he is still making them, but I have a toad400 press and it is great!!!!!!!
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    cool

    that is a cool press doc. do you use a winch to pull the rope?
    I've already made one like the ones posted above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcheryBowdocto
    Here is an old picture when I worked at a Pro Shop in Freeland Michigan. You can see here two of the presses and this was taken in 1984. This shop had 5 horizontal presses and I built two of them, the ones in the picture.

    See the old Hoyt Pro Hunter camo in my press, I'm the one in the white shirt in front of the two others.
    Is that out at Erno's ?

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    Yes that was the OLD ERNO'S days, when service was not what it is today in MOST shops!

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    The press I built is based on the Devin/Deerslayer press as well. But as you can see it is a little different. The main thing is I used sliders for the riser stops on the 2" tubing to accomodate longer riser bows. Since these pictures were taken I have rebuilt the sliders with two holes in them for the rollers to accomodate the youth bows with paralell limbs easier. I also used round stock instead of the bolts. There rare no stops on the sliders, the tension holds them in place without them.

    Here is where I posted the original build.
    Original Build on ASN
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    Talking hardcorepress

    worldwonder no 8. ha-haa with old bed springs

    material....junk from old metal
    reels=5,5$
    winch=19,2$
    fixings=7,7$

    bowpress for 33$

    already works with hoyt proelite, cybertec and browning rage.........
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    Apple Pro Extreme clone press plans

    I have complete plans for a Press identical to the Apple Pro Extreme. I can't take credit for these plans because they were sent to me by another member a long time ago. These are very professional; plans that include a complete list of materials and drawings.
    If anyone is interested please PM me with your Email address and I will send them out to you. Please be aware that these plans are in a Microsoft Word format.

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    Bow Press

    Here is a press I built for under a $100.00 bucks (CDN). It was time consuming but worth it in the end. The press operates effortlessly , is very solid, and will press any bow on the market,(even crossbows). If anyone would like any info on it PM me.
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    I was just killing sometime and found this post. I have been wanting to buy a press, but the cost has kept me from buying one. I own a Switchback and an LX. I need a press to work on both. Your looks as if it will work perfectly.
    What is the approx. cost of this press?

    Thanks.

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    Question Need more info.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rat
    The press I built is based on the Devin/Deerslayer press as well. But as you can see it is a little different. The main thing is I used sliders for the riser stops on the 2" tubing to accomodate longer riser bows. Since these pictures were taken I have rebuilt the sliders with two holes in them for the rollers to accomodate the youth bows with paralell limbs easier. I also used round stock instead of the bolts. There rare no stops on the sliders, the tension holds them in place without them.

    Here is where I posted the original build.
    Original Build on ASN
    Do you have plans for sale or already one's made up for sale.
    Thanks.

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    PM Sent Boat18.

    I am working on plans now, proly be after Christmas before I get 'em done tho.

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    bow press

    i went to the asn site and no pics please email pics and if you get a set of plans let me know

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