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Side quiver build along

Postby rancid crabtree » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:11 pm

This Quiver is for my Son Josh. It goes with the Longbow I made for him. He does not like back quivers and thinks a hip quiver is ok but when I explained this quiver to him, he thought he would like it.

I made a pattern from a piece of padding from when I installed hardwood floors in my dinning room. It is about as thick as the leather I am using but a bit more flexible. It makes a good prototype material.

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My biggest concern with having such a big opening in the side of the quiver is that, over time, as the leather softens, it will fold or collapse. I will reinforce the quiver to prevent that from happening.

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I am making the quiver out of 8 Oz. tooling leather.

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In order to stiffen the sides of the quiver, I stitched long strips of leather to the inside of the quiver.

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I left one end open so I could insert 3/32 dia. music wire the entire length of the quiver.

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the next step is to at a bit if stiffness and decoration to the opening.

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I stitched this piece of 5 Oz. leather to the quiver while flat (before shaping.

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The next step is to shape the quiver into it tubular shape. I wetted the leather to allow me to shape the quiver and then used a blow dryer to save a bit of time drying it off. I then marked an overlap and used rubber cement to join the to ends so that I could punch the stitching holes.

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With the bottom stitched, I joined both sides of the quiver opening.

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Then I cut a slot for the shoulder strap.

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Next, I added a piece to the bottom of the quiver that I could attach the other end of the shoulder strap to.

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And then gave it a bit of decoration and some stitching holes.

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Stitching the already rolled tube proved to be a real pain.

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For the bottom of the quiver, I used a piece of 3/4 inch thick pine.

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And then added a layer of foam to reduce the noise.

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The bottom is held in place with decorative nails.

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I do not have a large enough piece of leather to make a continuous shoulder strap so I have to join a few strips together that I cut out of one of my bigger pieces.

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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby rancid crabtree » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:11 pm

I stained the quiver with a mixture of dark brown and oxblood to create a burgundy. I added about a tablespoon of this mixture to a pint of denatured alcohol. I did not want a dark stain but rather an antique look and I know the neatsfoot oil will darken the leather even more. Once the quiver was dry (blow dryer assisted) I applied brown edge kote to all the exposed edges of the leather. Once it dried, I polished it with a piece of bone.

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The next step was to return the oils to the leather that were lost during staining due to the alcohol and blow dryer. Without this step, the leather would crack when flexed. As you can see by the buckle on the right, the oil has a darkening effect on the leather.

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After a few hours sitting in the sun, the oils had soaked in and I applied a coat of mink oil to further moisten the leather and to waterproof it.

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The burgundy was a good color choice for this project.

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The end user seems satisfied.

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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby Night Wing » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:21 pm

You're a man of many talents. Thanks for the sharing.
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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby TradRag » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:26 pm

Tell me! That is awesome! Can I be your son? I think it is great that you and he are involved in an interest you both like! Good stuff there Dad!
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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby rancid crabtree » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:03 pm

It seems I am of some use after all. He's been saving up for an Ipod video and we made a leather cover for it so it's not traditional gear. We do branch out into modern stuff from time to time.

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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby Swamp Buck » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:22 am

Absolutely amazing work! Do you take orders? :D
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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby TradRag » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:27 am

My needs... (just incase you need some more projects :mrgreen: ), I'll take a quiver like Josh's and I need a leather (trad) cover for my iPhone 3G, which I dropped in the campfire last deer season while trying to stay warm. I need to cover a few burn marks. :oops:
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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby Whitewolf » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:23 am

Ya know. I really don't like guys like you. :cry: I wish I had 10% of your talent.

That quiver is beautiful!

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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby Beepy » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:55 pm

Landsakeslivin' I could never do that! How do I get on your christmas list!
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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby LoneWolf71 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:43 am

Great looking quiver. Quick question, the tool you used to make the stitch holes with, is that one you bought or "designed" yourself? Thanks for the wonderful job on the build along, may have to give it a try myself soon.
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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby Dave Beeler » Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:40 pm

WOW!! Great looking quiver.

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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby nelieg37 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:57 pm

I always check out build-alongs when I see one... and this one of the side quiver is an excellent piece of work... Jim
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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby Dave Randall » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:02 pm

Nice Quiver!
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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby rhbuilds » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:35 pm

rancid crabtree wrote:This Quiver is for my Son Josh. It goes with the Longbow I made for him. He does not like back quivers and thinks a hip quiver is ok but when I explained this quiver to him, he thought he would like it.

I made a pattern from a piece of padding from when I installed hardwood floors in my dinning room. It is about as thick as the leather I am using but a bit more flexible. It makes a good prototype material.

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My biggest concern with having such a big opening in the side of the quiver is that, over time, as the leather softens, it will fold or collapse. I will reinforce the quiver to prevent that from happening.

Image

I am making the quiver out of 8 Oz. tooling leather.

Image

In order to stiffen the sides of the quiver, I stitched long strips of leather to the inside of the quiver.

Image

I left one end open so I could insert 3/32 dia. music wire the entire length of the quiver.

Image

Image

the next step is to at a bit if stiffness and decoration to the opening.

Image

I stitched this piece of 5 Oz. leather to the quiver while flat (before shaping.

Image


The next step is to shape the quiver into it tubular shape. I wetted the leather to allow me to shape the quiver and then used a blow dryer to save a bit of time drying it off. I then marked an overlap and used rubber cement to join the to ends so that I could punch the stitching holes.

Image

Image

With the bottom stitched, I joined both sides of the quiver opening.

Image

Then I cut a slot for the shoulder strap.

Image

Next, I added a piece to the bottom of the quiver that I could attach the other end of the shoulder strap to.

Image

Image

And then gave it a bit of decoration and some stitching holes.

Image

Image

Stitching the already rolled tube proved to be a real pain.

Image

Image

For the bottom of the quiver, I used a piece of 3/4 inch thick pine.

Image

And then added a layer of foam to reduce the noise.

Image

The bottom is held in place with decorative nails.

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I do not have a large enough piece of leather to make a continuous shoulder strap so I have to join a few strips together that I cut out of one of my bigger pieces.

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nice work.
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Re: Side quiver build along

Postby Savage » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:03 am

Beautiful work. That's one skill I don't have. Looks great. Do you make them with a closed top to keep the arrows dry?
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