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PVC Bow Stand and Quiver

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First off, please note that this is my first instructable, so if I leave out little details please let me know and I will update it.  I found the inspiration for this project, when I went to the store to buy a bow stand and found how much they cost. This uses the front stabilizer on the bow as the anchor point.  This project is mainly comprised of PVC pipe. I field tested is and under extremely windy conditions, there was no movement of the stand or the bow.
 
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Step 1: Tools

The tools required for this project include the following:

Hacksaw (or power saw)
PVC pipe glue (I used Christy's Red Hot, no primer needed and fast drying)
Hammer (to ensure tight fit)
Spray paint for plastics (I used Black)
Pliers (for getting parts unstuck after mockup)

Step 2: Parts

For this project I used the following:

5 feet of 3/4"  PVC schedule 40 
   4 - 6"
   1 - 4 1/2"
   1 - 6 1/2"
   1 - 2"
2 feet of 1 1/4" PVC schedule 40
   1 - 20"
   1 - 4"

2 - 1 1/4 T
1 - 1 1/4 connector
1 - 1 1/4 to 1" reducer
1 - 1" to 3/4 female adapter (I had to do it this way because my hardware store does not carry 1 1/4 to 3/4 threaded)
4 - 3/4 90s

Step 3: Mockup

Put the pieces together, first the base, then the top.

The middle is slightly offset to provide better stability.

If it all fits together, then disassemble and glue.  There is another instructable called PVC 101, which desribes all of the details about working with PVC.  
 
I placed my bow in the holder during this phase making sure everything worked out.

Step 4: Glue

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I glued mine in sections first, then I glued them together as a group.
I used a paper towel to wipe off the excess glue for a cleaner look after painting.
I let the glue sit for about an hour then I painted with spray paint. 
akinich3 years ago
Really Nice
i was searching for something like this !!!
5 stars !!!
i just have 1 question
how do i hold my bow there ???
thanks
Akinich
Spy1440 (author)  akinich3 years ago
I have my bow being held on by the front stabilizer. It is long and narrow so I just drop it into the side holder. You can see this in the middle picture on the front page. The small thin black stabilizer sticking down below the bow. If your bow does not have a staibizer then I would suggest modifying the stand so allow you to hand the bow off the side.

Let me know if that answers the question or if I totally missed the mark.
If you would like I can draw something up to maybe help.
akinich Spy14403 years ago
thanks for the reply
i made it today but instead of 1 1/4 inch i used a 2 inch pipe
and i did not use thereaded
also it can be convertd into a arrow carrying case
will post pics in some time

akinich
Spy1440 (author)  akinich3 years ago
It is a good Idea to scrap the idea of the threads. I originally did it so I could take it apart to fit in the back of my car, but the thread quickly were destroyed. Next build either use brass fittings for the threading or like you use no threaded parts. Your idea of doubling it as an arrow storage is a completely cool idea, that I am going to use. I would really like to see pictures once yours is complete. Glad to see the design being used and upgraded.

John
akinich Spy14403 years ago
Oh ! its complete alrite but i am too lazy to click pics and upload :P

please upload pics would love to see