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Post by Heartless_L'Cie » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:45 pm

um any one got any extremely cheap ideas for making a arm guard ? i seem to have lost mine and now my arm is bruised cuz i didn't have one to shoot with.... so... any ideas?

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Post by zeek from coon creek » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:06 pm

what kind of materials do you have available?
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Post by Heartless_L'Cie » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:09 pm

house hold stuff and old clothing

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Post by zeek from coon creek » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:22 pm

Do you have an old boot you could cut the top off of?
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Re: um question

Post by Bear Heart » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:49 pm

In a pinch you couch just put a sweatshirt on over you existing clothes. Also try not shooting at low brace heights.

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Post by Greywolf » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:00 pm

You know that purse your mom don't like anymore> take the center divider out of it and drill an few holes
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Re: um question

Post by Heartless_L'Cie » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:00 am

um no old boots and can't use my hoodies the sleeve catches on the string

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Post by TradRag » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:26 pm

A few wide rubber bands and some cardboard cut to size or a small piece of indoor/outdoor carpet.
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Re: um question

Post by Heartless_L'Cie » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:06 pm

i ended up useing a hand wrap and cardboard

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Post by kenh » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:24 am

2-3" wide x 8" long piece of:
Carpet
1/8" or 1/4 plywood
Leather
Ballistic nylon web belt (double layer)
Thin sheet metal

3-4 small diameter pieces of bamboo or bits of broken arrow about 8" long laced together about 1/4" apart.

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Post by Heartless_L'Cie » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:45 am

kenh wrote:2-3" wide x 8" long piece of:
Carpet
1/8" or 1/4 plywood
Leather
Ballistic nylon web belt (double layer)
Thin sheet metal

3-4 small diameter pieces of bamboo or bits of broken arrow about 8" long laced together about 1/4" apart.
you may have to post a picture of that it sounds interesting

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Post by zeek from coon creek » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:11 am

Heartless_L'Cie wrote:
kenh wrote:2-3" wide x 8" long piece of:
Carpet
1/8" or 1/4 plywood
Leather
Ballistic nylon web belt (double layer)
Thin sheet metal

3-4 small diameter pieces of bamboo or bits of broken arrow about 8" long laced together about 1/4" apart.
you may have to post a picture of that it sounds interesting
I don't think kenh is saying make one from a combination of all these items; rather, I believe he is saying one could be fashioned from each of these items. I had an idea, one could be made from a section of one of the thin plastic "big gulp" cups that you get sometimes at soda fountains in convienience stores. It is already tapered and the material is molded in a curve to fit around the arm. If you could find one the right size you could just cut the bottom out, then split it down the side where it would "spring" open as you slide it on over your hand then you are done. Otherwise take a larger one and cut a section out to suit then make some holes along both edges to lace it onto your arm. Light weight, durable and free.
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Re: um question

Post by eddie c » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:54 am

I was going to be funny and said 4" pvc sewer pipe cut to fit. :lol: then zeek mentioned the big gulp cup. I think that with a roll of electrical tape would work in a pinch if a person was on a trip and lost/forgot their arm guard. :geek:
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Post by TradRag » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:25 pm

eddie c wrote:I was going to be funny and said 4" pvc sewer pipe cut to fit. :lol: then zeek mentioned the big gulp cup. I think that with a roll of electrical tape would work in a pinch if a person was on a trip and lost/forgot their arm guard. :geek:
DUCT TAPE.....many uses! right? :D
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Re: um question

Post by zeek from coon creek » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:45 pm

TradRag wrote:
eddie c wrote:I was going to be funny and said 4" pvc sewer pipe cut to fit. :lol: then zeek mentioned the big gulp cup. I think that with a roll of electrical tape would work in a pinch if a person was on a trip and lost/forgot their arm guard. :geek:
DUCT TAPE.....many uses! right? :D
:lol: I utterly loathe duct tape! Over the course of my thirty-something year career as an industrial maintenance man I've see more ungodly messes made with duct tape than I care to remember. If they ever make me king I will make a law sentencing anyone who uses duct tape on anything other than duct work to 30 lashes at the public pillory. :lol: That disclaimer aside I will admit that duct tape can be used in a pinch to solve a lot of problems but DON'T LEAVE IT AS A PERMANENT FIX! That's the part I really can't stand.
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Re: um question

Post by zeek from coon creek » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:01 pm

OK, Gang, as they say "inquiring minds want to know" so, I tried the drink cup idea and believe it or not it works amazingly well. I took a 20 oz. cup, cut the bottom out and split it up the side and it was a perfect fit for my "thick manly forearm" ( :rolf: ), Now back to reality; it did fit nicely on my arm over my flannel shirt sleeve. Seriously, this would make a neat project for a kids group of somekind, cub scouts ect. they could make them and embellish them with paint or colored yarn in "indian" styles. For the guys at O-Jam this might be an affordable option for you to provide an arm guard to the kids that you give bows to just find a supply of smaller sized plastic drink cups and a pair of scissors and you are in business. You might need a box of heavy rubber bands to help hold them in place on smaller arms. At any rate, I've tried it and a drink cup will make a dandy arm guard in a pinch.
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Re: um question

Post by crazymoose » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:52 am

Cut the tongue out of an old pair of leather work boots.
Re-stitch the ends and punch some lace holes along the leading edges.

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