Step 12: Final step - staining
The final step is staining the quiver. I used some boot polish dissolved in acetone (hardware store) to create a stain. I could have used commercial leather stain but the saddlery tore did not have nay in stock and it was quite expensive.
I applied the stain using a cloth and only stained the smooth side of the leather as this side does not soak up as much stain as the rough side. I also did not stain the fold over at the top (mouth) of the quiver to add contrast. I thick the stain improves the look quite a bit.
I have now used the quiver for field archery and while for the first half hour it was a bit awkward reaching back for the arrows and then putting them back in successively each time, it did not take long to become accustomed and now I can do this every time with no mistakes.
There will be a further addition to this quiver as I plan to put a two small pouches on the main strap at the front to hold spare strings etc.
I hope you enjoyed this instructable, and I hope to do more in the future.