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  1. #1
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    Finished my press

    Thanks to all the great ideas here on this forum, I made this press from a $30 3500 lb. square tubing jack from Harbor Freight. I cut the jack handle and extended it through the square tubing to which the fingers attach. I modified the bend in the fingers to better fit my Ross bow. Thanks to all the others who posted and helped get me started!
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    That looks like a winner for sure ! Trailer hitch jack......amazing ! Why didn't I think of that ? Way to go !!
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    i was actually going to build the same exact thing. Havnt had time yet.
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    Pretty nice

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    Good job on that press, that is an ingenious design. Hope you don't mind if I copy it myself.

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    Thanks all. Copy away, I pretty much copied another fellow ATer with a few minor changes.

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    Can you show a picture of a bow in the press? I am thinking of building one and this is the easiest design I have seen thus far.

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    Ok, now I want one. Where did you get the bow fingers? Thanks

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    could you post a pic of the jack inside or tell us how you mount it in.

    thanks.

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    Here's some more pictures. I started with a jack from Harbor Freight which I cut the base off of. You can find the jack here: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47267 Basically all I did was weld two short pieces of square tubing (about 1 1/4 inch I think) to the side of the jack. With the jack tubing having a little play you have to actually weld them a little out of square actually. I welded a piece over the end of the one at the upper end of the jack. I drilled a hole in this piece to fit the handle rod (which I cut off then extended by welding in another short rod). For the fingers I heated and bent 3/8 x 3/4 mild steel. I welded those in place, so they aren't adjustable. They have shrink tubing on them, plus a little leather at the point of contact with the limbs. I also welded a short piece of tubing to the jack for mounting to the wall.
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    Nice and simple! way to go, looks great.

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    Nice

    Gets you thinking about new ways/places to mount a press. Not just on a bench.

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    Press

    No kidding! Mount it a wall and save the desktop space! Nice job.

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    Very nice, thinking outside the box. I like it! Now I want one!

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    i know what i am doing next week.

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    I really, really like the way that is set up. Did you design that or did you see that somewhere else?? fabulous work!

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    Nice job! The jack looks like it would lend itself nicely to making a draw board also.

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    Looks great. Great idea brought to life. They'll be lots of these hanging in garages in the next few months.
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    Great idea, off to Harbor Freight this week.

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    Thumbs up

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    Nice and simple! way to go, looks great.
    yea great idea, cant go wrong with simple
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    yep!!!! thanks man
    finally see the easy way out, space-saving effective , userfriendly and oh, yeah....easy!!!!!
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    How wide can it open? Looks nice.

  25. #23
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    I'm not sure how far exactly, but beyond 50" anyway.

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    nice job

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    Very Nice

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