How Many Do Your Own Bow Work?

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  • May 17, 2007 at 10:31 am #512722 Back to Top REPORT
    limey
    Limey

    Joined: 11/16/2004
    I do 99.9% of my own work.

    I have let other people do things for me but on a very select few.

    Getting a press is a worth while investment. :thumbup

    May 17, 2007 at 11:12 am #512723 Back to Top REPORT
    hansel
    hansel

    Joined: 11/24/2005
    I do most of my own work, I have to go over to Kill Em All’s to use his press, and his tuning help [=}=] :thumbup
    May 17, 2007 at 2:09 pm #512724 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I do all my own work, I could never go back to letting someone else work on my bow. I just wish I had my own press, but with working part time in a pro shop its not a need because I can use any tool in the shop in my spare time. But sooner or later I do want to get a press and arrow cut off saw for home. For a press, I want the X-Press too!
    May 17, 2007 at 2:21 pm #512725 Back to Top REPORT
    bigrackhack
    bigrackHack

    Joined: 11/5/2004
    Me and Sparkey each have some equip and went in halves on an X-Press so we can tinker. It’s at least a 2 hour trip in any direction to a bow shop from here, so it’s a neccessity to do our own work. Sparkey’s got a nice setup at his workshop.

    Plus, ya know it’s done right when you do it yourself. :p

    May 17, 2007 at 2:31 pm #512726 Back to Top REPORT
    raypla
    Raypla

    Joined: 9/1/2005
    My gun club has a bow press and when I had a string and cable installed, recently, I took careful note of how they tuned it. I just tuned my friends bow following a guide I found on the net. From now on I’m just going to do all my own work :thumbup
    May 17, 2007 at 5:56 pm #512727 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I started doing all of my maintenance last year when I set up my own “home shop” in a room in my basement. It was one of the best things I have done. Doing my own work has been rewarding and has really taught me a lot on about archery. To me it makes it a more fulfilling hobby. And best of all I do not have to rely on someone else that is 20 miles away.

    :thumbup

    May 17, 2007 at 6:28 pm #512728 Back to Top REPORT
    kill-em-all
    KILL EM ALL

    Joined: 1/18/2006
    All my own :thumbup
    May 18, 2007 at 1:34 am #512729 Back to Top REPORT
    scottparker_82
    scottparker_82

    Joined: 3/25/2006
    All my own :thumbup

    same here :)

    May 18, 2007 at 2:19 am #512730 Back to Top REPORT
    daniel
    Daniel

    Joined: 1/3/2007
    Well I decided to start when I joined on here and saw all the awesome people ready to help me. I’m starting with my arrows for now because I don’t have enough for a press or a vise.(oh well) Got to start somewhere. But learning how to will be great. :thumbup
    May 18, 2007 at 7:58 am #512731 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    The only thing I don’t have is a vice and a draw weight scale…and I learned how to install strings and tune a new sat from Mark (bow4life) through pms…I have so much fun doing my own stuff, I do it for about 6 others guys and they all marvel at how we do it :thumbup
    May 18, 2007 at 3:06 pm #512732 Back to Top REPORT
    elkhunter130
    elkhunter130

    Joined: 5/4/2005
    Keep in mind that when you do your own work it is a good idea to know what you are doing first. This website is a great tool for that and ask plenty of questions. That’s what I did when I found that most people working at pro shops new less than me and I would not trust them working on my equipment.
    May 20, 2007 at 3:08 am #512733 Back to Top REPORT

    Manitoulin

    Joined: 2/3/2007
    I do most all of my own. I couldn’t imagine having to go to the shop every time I wanted to try something.
    May 20, 2007 at 1:12 pm #512734 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    Yes, I do all my own bow work :thumbup
    May 20, 2007 at 1:29 pm #512735 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    i hate taking my bow to a shop to be worked on but with no press and honestly no close friends who bow hunt around here i have no choice. i WILL be doing my own bow work by the end of season this year. i still gotta pay the rest for my dren, dress it up, get a ground blind, summit climber, new camo and other little tid bits. this being only my 2nd year on the game im still building up supplies.
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