Carbon Express Arrows
Working on your own bow
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
dg72a 26-Sep-17
Butcher 26-Sep-17
Trial153 26-Sep-17
carcus 26-Sep-17
Pintail 26-Sep-17
Scoot 26-Sep-17
carcus 26-Sep-17
Bob H in NH 26-Sep-17
Dooner 26-Sep-17
Swampy 28-Sep-17
CCOVEY 28-Sep-17
carcus 28-Sep-17
dg72a 29-Sep-17
Bou'bound 29-Sep-17
CCOVEY 29-Sep-17
PECO 29-Sep-17
PECO 29-Sep-17
PECO 29-Sep-17
dg72a 30-Sep-17
From: dg72a
26-Sep-17
What have you guys got for a bow press, and a bow vice?

From: Butcher
26-Sep-17
I have a portable bow master for minor work. Cheap and effective, but can't break down a bow with it. I use it mostly for adjusting my peep and yoke tuning. Plans for a ez press soon though

From: Trial153
26-Sep-17
I have a Bow Time machine the past three years. I also had an Xpress however I found it to be a pain the ass to adjust. BTM Is a great easy to use press and Jim good guy to deal with, very helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, Last Chance makes a good press as well, I used the deluxe quite a bit, really solid product. Not a fan of the company but their products are very good.

From: carcus
26-Sep-17
ez green press is the best bang for your buck, great press

From: Pintail
26-Sep-17
I have an older X press that has served me well.

From: Scoot
26-Sep-17

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After looking at getting a press for quite a long time and not wanting to drop the money on an EZ Green, I finally stumbled into instructions to build my own. I ended up putting a whopping $25 into this press and it works great. I'll certainly admit my craftsmanship leaves a little to be desired, but I did ok given the lack of appropriate tools I had readily available to me. Reports online suggest people have used the same set up for the better part of a decade with no problems at all. I was skeptical at first, but it works like a charm. For $25 and about an hour of time, I suggest some of you guys give it a try!

From: carcus
26-Sep-17
Always make sure you don't press on to your draw stops or you will bend the cam! Then your bow will be un-tunable

From: Bob H in NH
26-Sep-17
Scoot, can you show your bow in that press? Curious.

I have an old apple press, it won't work on just about every bow in the house now, to short and to parallel with the limbs.

Using a rachet strap portable press, works, but pain in the butt.

From: Dooner
26-Sep-17
EZ Press and draw board. Can't remember the name of the vice,and I'm out of town.

From: Swampy
28-Sep-17
BTM . Warning though . Working on bow's can become an addiction .

From: CCOVEY
28-Sep-17

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rack to store them
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rack to store them
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Draw board. Arrow saw and press in the back
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Draw board. Arrow saw and press in the back
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Back wall is where i keep serving, fletching, tools, etc. I helped my buddy work on his bow so here he is helping me build a rifle!
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Back wall is where i keep serving, fletching, tools, etc. I helped my buddy work on his bow so here he is helping me build a rifle!
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Dont mind the gun, only pictures i had on my phone showing the layout of the work benches. Bow vice is on the end. Storage container is great for inserts, points, parts, etc.
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Dont mind the gun, only pictures i had on my phone showing the layout of the work benches. Bow vice is on the end. Storage container is great for inserts, points, parts, etc.
Monster PAC Press, apple archery bow vice, built a draw board, and a ton of misc parts/pieces/etc. My shop looks like a pro shop as ive added and learned something every year since i started doing my own work. Ill warn you, you will start doing work for all your buddies and their buddies just to learn as much as you can about each manufacturers bow and how they tune. I built a paper tuning station in my basement along with a few other cool racks as i typically have 4-8 bows in a out of my house at one time. I charge a 12 pack of Bud light for each person, haha. To think it all started with a fletching jig and an arrow saw 6 years ago when multiple bow shops did me dirty.

From: carcus
28-Sep-17
^^ Awesome setup!

From: dg72a
29-Sep-17
Great pics and info, guys. Thanks.

From: Bou'bound
29-Sep-17
I have a portable bow master for minor work. Cheap and effective I use it mostly for adjusting my peep, changing cables/ strings, etc.

From: CCOVEY
29-Sep-17
Thanks Carcus!

From: PECO
29-Sep-17
I have an Apple bow press and vise. I also have a portable cable press, I have not used it yet.

From: PECO
29-Sep-17
double post

From: PECO
29-Sep-17
triple post

From: dg72a
30-Sep-17
Will the Portable Bow Master with the split limb L-Brackets work on my Mathews HTR without any problems?

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