June 23rd, 2009, 11:42 PM
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!
June 23rd, 2009, 11:46 PM
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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June 24th, 2009, 01:52 AM
i was actually going to build the same exact thing. Havnt had time yet.
June 24th, 2009, 02:07 AM
June 24th, 2009, 08:08 PM
Good job on that press, that is an ingenious design. Hope you don't mind if I copy it myself.
June 24th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Thanks all. Copy away, I pretty much copied another fellow ATer with a few minor changes.
June 24th, 2009, 10:05 PM
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.
June 24th, 2009, 10:06 PM
Ok, now I want one. Where did you get the bow fingers? Thanks
June 24th, 2009, 10:11 PM
could you post a pic of the jack inside or tell us how you mount it in.
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June 25th, 2009, 02:45 AM
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.
June 25th, 2009, 09:26 AM
Nice and simple! way to go, looks great.
June 27th, 2009, 05:53 PM
Gets you thinking about new ways/places to mount a press. Not just on a bench.
June 27th, 2009, 07:09 PM
No kidding! Mount it a wall and save the desktop space! Nice job.
June 27th, 2009, 07:52 PM
Very nice, thinking outside the box. I like it! Now I want one!
June 27th, 2009, 10:29 PM
i know what i am doing next week.
June 27th, 2009, 10:45 PM
I really, really like the way that is set up. Did you design that or did you see that somewhere else?? fabulous work!
June 27th, 2009, 11:18 PM
Nice job! The jack looks like it would lend itself nicely to making a draw board also.
June 28th, 2009, 09:58 AM
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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June 29th, 2009, 08:49 PM
Great idea, off to Harbor Freight this week.
June 29th, 2009, 09:02 PM
yea great idea, cant go wrong with simple
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June 29th, 2009, 09:25 PM
yep!!!! thanks man
finally see the easy way out, space-saving effective , userfriendly and oh, yeah....easy!!!!!
June 30th, 2009, 01:36 AM
How wide can it open? Looks nice.
June 30th, 2009, 11:11 AM
I'm not sure how far exactly, but beyond 50" anyway.
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