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Cresting machine

Postby Backwoods » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:14 pm

I spent the last two or three nights building a new cresting machine. I purchased a sewing machine motor several years back and just threw a crester together. I decided that if I had any hope of doing the work in the house, that I would have to spruce it up a bit.

I had a bracket fabbed at work. Sorry, forgot to focus first.
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Add a little paint and a motor.
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Then paint the dimmer switch box and cover. I bought a blank cover and drilled the hole for the dimmer shaft. If you will notice, this coordinates nicely with the cut off saw I built about 8 years ago.
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I had a scrap piece of oak to use.
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And I mounted and wired all the hardware to it.
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But I didn't like the way things were working out. The board was shorter than I wanted and I was going to have to cut up a nice 1 X 8 to make all the supporting parts so I just changed gears.

I found a nice piece of cedar that I thought would make a better base. Here it is after ripping it, sanding it and adding a rib to it. It's still a little wet from wiping off the excess glue
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Then I had to build me a little slide for the shaft to ride on.
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And by the time I did all my whacking and then adding some clear water based poly it looked like this.
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Some more clear coat on the base and a little Velcro in the "V" of the slide and I ended up with this.
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Now it's time to throw the rest together.
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I guess next I'll have to post a new set of freshly crested woodies :D
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Re: Cresting machine

Postby Greywolf » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:31 am

What did you use on the motor shaft so it holds the arrow shaft? Surgical tubing?
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Re: Cresting machine

Postby Backwoods » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:57 am

Yea, I had a wrist rocket that the tubing was too unsafe to shoot. So i robbed it.
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Re: Cresting machine

Postby TradRag » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:06 am

That is sweet! I am still trying to finesse the Bohning Pro Crestor and hope to have a SpinRite soon. Love what you did. Looks awesome.
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Re: Cresting machine

Postby Greywolf » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:45 pm

Any pictures yet?

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Re: Cresting machine

Postby CallMaker » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:49 pm

Nice work on that crester.
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Re: Cresting machine

Postby Nitzi » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:59 am

Hi guys.

I write to you from Romania. i specially made an account here to kindly ask mister Backwoods if he can show me what did he installed in that box and use his own words for this frase :Then paint the dimmer switch box and cover. I bought a blank cover and drilled the hole for the dimmer shaft. whats a dimmer shaft and what did he installed in that box ???


I bought a sweing motor exactly like in the pictures after i saw his post...how its time to install it . here the picture where i bought it : http://olx.ro/oferta/motor-masina-de-cusut-ID1OMCX.html


what can i do now to make it like yours ?? can you send me some close in pictures and PLEASE tell me what did you bought extra for this machine ( i mean electric parts ) . My father worked in electricity but pls explain with your won words what did u do QUOTE "And I mounted and wired all the hardware to it." we must know what to buy and how the install the motor on that piece of wood.


and what did u used to putt on that shaft to hold the arrow..can you send me a close in picture ??? u said " wrist rocket that the tubing was too unsafe to shoot" ....where can i get some of that ? show me a picture to get the hole picture :) if u get what i mean.... i LOOK FORWARD to hear from you
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Re: Cresting machine

Postby Nitzi » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:06 am

If anyone can help me with information and i will be more than happy ..i am very eager to make this machine and start cresting my own arrows. THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE
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Re: Cresting machine

Postby McClura » Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:51 pm

Very nice Backwoods! :applaud:
I think I will make a sliding rest for my shaft crester and place a small rail on mine. The rest I have keeps moving left or right and the shafts are not running true.
I really like the set up. What did you use to attach your shafts to the motor shaft when cresting?

Wow, what a huge pile of lead. Round Balls or maybe 45-70 bullets??????

Very good photos also.

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Re: Cresting machine

Postby Backwoods » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:51 pm

McClura wrote:Very nice Backwoods! :applaud:
I think I will make a sliding rest for my shaft crester and place a small rail on mine. The rest I have keeps moving left or right and the shafts are not running true.
I really like the set up. What did you use to attach your shafts to the motor shaft when cresting?

Wow, what a huge pile of lead. Round Balls or maybe 45-70 bullets??????

Very good photos also.

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I used surgical tubing. It's OK but I plan on making an aluminum adapter with a rubber insert. Maybe rubber hose or an O-ring inside.

LOL... It's about 150 lbs. of lead I harvested from a plumber friend. I plan on casting conicals for my 1:48 twist Trade Rifle.
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Re: Cresting machine

Postby Nitzi » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:15 pm

I assembled the machine. Tomorrow i post photos. i must look tomorrow for the surgical tubing or maybe the aluminium adapter with a rubber insert. keep u posted. till then here's one photo

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Re: Cresting machine

Postby Nitzi » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:10 am

Sorry for posting in other language but i finally assembled the thing :)

The motor attached to the dimmer switch (that's for light bolts) then i putt a hose in the motor shaft to hold tight the nock of the arrow and i will attach 2 rollers for the arrow to spin on them to the board...i posted it because i am very proud of it. THANK YOU SO MUCH BACKWOODS. I send you a cold beer !!!!
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Re: Cresting machine

Postby Backwoods » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:02 pm

Great job!! :applaud:
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