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Cresting machine

Postby Backwoods on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:45 pm

Any pictures yet?

Ya didn't think we'd forget did ya? Hmmmmmmm ?
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Re: Cresting machine

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

Nice work on that crester.
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