Introduction: Quick and Easy Arrow Quiver

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I was keeping my arrows in  a cardboard box that they came in from the store. 

It was fine at first but very quickly it became evident that the box was not going to last very long and I needed a more permanent solution to carry my arrows when practicing.  Preferably one that I didn't have to set down on the ground like I did with the box. 

So in true IBLE fashion I rummaged through my possibilium (all props to l8nite for that awesome term) pile to see what I could make.

Step 1: Rummaging Results

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I found:
a small section of 2" PVC pipe (approx 12 inches long) to make the body structure.
a 2" round wood plug (left overs from a project that required a hole saw) to make the bottom of the quiver.
some nylon webbing for a support structure.
scrap canvas material to cover it and give it a finished look.

Step 2: Some Assembly Required

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using sandpaper I smoothed the edges of the PVC pipe and the wooden plug

Since I don't have access to a lathe I had to use a knife to carve a recess into the top edge of the wooden plug so that it fits into the end of the PVC pipe.

a little elmer's glue around the edge will fill in any imperfections in the fit between the carved plug and the PVC pipe.

some quick work with a needle and thread will turn the nylon webbing into a sling that will support the quiver and give you a place to attach the quiver to a clip.

wrap the inside-out canvas loosely around the PVC and pin it.  Slide it off and stitch it up to make a tube.  cut out a circle of canvas and sew it to one end of the tube. 

Place the nylon webbing in place around the PVC and wood assembly.

Turn the tube right-side out and slide it onto the assembled quiver innards.

if your canvas is longer than your inner assembly (like mine was) trim it so it is about 2 inches past the top of the quiver, then turn the edge down for a decorative edge.

Take a carabiner keychain and attach it to the nylon webbing so that you can clip the quiver onto your belt loop.

For now, I like using it clipped onto a belt loop, but I may design a back harness setup down the road.

Comments

interestedturtle (author)2013-11-07

How many arrows dies it hold

I have 2 dozen arrows in it now and there is room for maybe another half dozen

interestedturtle (author)2013-11-07

Does

Adastra62 (author)2012-11-15

Why not use a PVC end cap and glue in place with PVC glue instead of the wood cap? Just a thought. (then continue with the rest of your steps that you showed.)

Dense packing foam could be cut as a circle and placed in the bottom before sealing the end cap to keep arrows from making noise while in the quiver. (here's a couple of photo links...you could also use the softer egg crate noise reduction grey foam as well.) Get it from any shipping place like Fedex or UPS.

http://http://www.vacuum-thermoforming.com/PIC/2011330221919734.jpg

http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/873330/8167385/0/1249088800/packing_foam_package_foam_sponge.jpg




Lorddrake (author)Adastra622012-11-15

The main reason I used a wooden plug instead of a PVC endcap was that I was working with what I had on hand.

This was a spur of the moment project that I documented after the fact.

The nice thing about the wood is that it will stand up well to having the arrow tips resting on it. A PVC endcap with some dense foam in the bottom would work great too.

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