July 18th, 2009, 01:24 AM
This is an awesome Idea. By far the greatest DIY press I have ever seen...
July 18th, 2009, 03:18 AM
Bastage! (cussing myself!)
Originally Posted by Race59
I was hoping noone would beat me to it!! I am impressed!!! Great press for an even better price.
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July 18th, 2009, 05:38 AM
why didn't I think of that.
July 18th, 2009, 08:10 AM
That is a awesome thing,, it is also funny in the fact it was talked about here a few months back and everyone decided against it,,lol. Glad to see you did the footwork and made 1 happens,,my hats off to ya my friend.
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July 18th, 2009, 08:31 AM
Yep. And it looks like a few others shared my concerns about slip and rotation:
Originally Posted by Hoosieroutdoors
A little nicer clamp proposed for use in that thread, but also a little more expensive.
July 18th, 2009, 03:11 PM
If you were worried about clamp rotation, you could go with a bar clamp similiar to this.
July 18th, 2009, 03:26 PM
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July 18th, 2009, 10:02 PM
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July 19th, 2009, 02:14 PM
hey just a side note, I use a bowmaster cable bowpress and it has a 4" screw to adjust length and i use it regularly to swap limbs and take down bows. i would think you would only need 6 or 7" of screw to let a bow down. i don't know how long that screw is but it may work. great idea, i'm headed to harbor freight this afternoon, and the price is even better.
July 19th, 2009, 05:16 PM
The screw may only be 4" long but seeing it takes up cable from the middle it actaually has 8" or slightly more.
Originally Posted by tonyb
July 19th, 2009, 10:06 PM
July 19th, 2009, 10:29 PM
He got me as well. I have a Bowmaster I've used for small work, but this seems to be much less hassle. I picked these up at Lowes today.
July 19th, 2009, 10:40 PM
I have used that style clamp for years. Please be careful as I have had them slip many a time.
July 19th, 2009, 10:46 PM
How have you had them slip? Down the pipe or around it? I was planning on placing two set screws in the moveable end to avoid the clamp sliding around the pipe.
Originally Posted by p47dman
July 20th, 2009, 01:48 AM
I think I've read just about every thread about bow presses and do recall pipe clamps be mentioned, but I don't remember that particular post. I think I like the blue clamps better than the red ones that I used!!!! LOL
Originally Posted by Archeroni
July 20th, 2009, 01:54 AM
I believe this is correct, the pipe clamp press probably doesn't have enough travel to change limbs.
Originally Posted by Hoyt Thompson
It's certainly not the be all end all bow press, but I think it'll get you by most of the time.
July 20th, 2009, 02:18 AM
I think everybody is giving me just a little bit too much credit. I never thought I would get the response on this post that it has received.
Originally Posted by JDS-1
Yes I did make the fingers that are attached to the clamp, but I'm not really looking to sell them. I'm way more interested in solving problems than production work!!! I have a few other projects I'm working on that I will share with everyone pretty soon.
The little rubber heater hose stops slide up and down if necessary. To get a little more clearance one could use a thinner material, or grind a little off the hose itself on the inside of the fingers. For bows that have string suppressors on the limb tips it wouldn't be too hard to tape or place a shim of the proper thickness as needed temporarily.
While I haven't done it, snapping off the E-clips and pulling the axles looks like it shouldn't be a problem.
I'm attaching a few more photos that hopefully will answer some of your questions.
July 20th, 2009, 07:44 AM
Again, nice camera work!
I think folks are getting the wrong message from the DIY section.....it is for archers to share what they made to save themselves money or to solve a problem, or just to show off some skills... not to generate sales.
You made a fine press and chances are you don't own every possible limb configuration, make and model of bow so there would be no need to have the versitility of say an ez-press.
Thanks for sharing the material list and the great description of how it goes together.
Now all you guys go build on like it and improve on it so we can all copy that one too!! That is what this is all about
July 20th, 2009, 10:02 AM
Make a stand. That has a hook on each vertical leg to hang the pipe on. Now it hangs like the rest of this style press.
I was thinking taking this clamp. Attach it to a pc of angle iron so it lays on its side. With the feet of the clamp running against the inside of the angle iron. Bolt down to a stand and attach a bracket with fingurs already available here on At.
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July 20th, 2009, 10:38 AM
Great job! and thanks for sharing
for those with experience in this type of thing, how do you modify the finger to get around a draw stop?
Would like to be able to press a bow without removing draw stops
July 20th, 2009, 12:49 PM
Great job! that is a good way to use the old noodle....
July 20th, 2009, 01:16 PM
What if you bought 2 sets of the clamps and put the screw on each end, more travel. i guess you would need different pipes for different bows. Great looking work! very professional!
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July 20th, 2009, 01:20 PM
very interesting.......I have a few old ones that I dont use and need to drag them out to see if I can get them to work for me. ....
If your clamp may have any slippage like stated above with old clamps you may need to sand them down and clean some debris and or rust off and they do hold great!!!
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July 21st, 2009, 11:13 AM
So how much are you going to charge for the extension fingers? It's the only way this press will work and your sitting on a gold mine
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