Being a hunter would need that you get yourself some important accessories. Well, having a quiver is going to be inevitable. You want to have it so that the storage of the arrows can be easier. An organized hunter would always have an easy time finding most of the stuff needed for hunting and quiver is a great way to get started.
There are commercial quivers you can buy today from any store, but sometimes you can always make one for yourself. We get to discuss a few tips you might have to consider when it comes to how to make a quiver at home.
What you’ll need
- Nylon belt
- Cloth material
- 4-feet PVC pipe
- Scraps of leather
- Roll of sinew
- Leather strips
- Scrap wood
- Industrial adhesive
- Pocket knife
- Panel nails
1. Measure and cut the parts
You will not have to utilize the whole PVC length, so it is important to cut it down to a suitable size. On average, the arrows would vary in length from 23 inches to 33 inches. The arrows are supposed to stick out at the top of the quiver so that the retrieval is easier. Proceed to cut down the pipe to about 28 inches.
You could use a table saw to cut the pipe to the right size. It is likely to have some rough edges, so you a file or sandpaper to smoothen the edge. The roughed edge would also make it easy for the glue to stick when later on applying it. Proceed to wipe all the dust from the sanding to remain with a clean pipe.
2. Wrapping the PVC
You want to make the quiver look its best. It is the reason you have to wrap it with a piece of cloth. You could opt for a color that would camouflage when in the hunting areas and still look cool walking around with the quiver.
Start by applying enough adhesive glue to the PVC pipe. Make sure that the adhesive you pick is suitable for cloth and plastics. Some glue types can even be used on metal and deliver impressive results. Whenever you apply the glue, proceed by wrapping that part with the piece of cloth. Keeping doing so until you get to wrap the whole quiver.
Once the glue has dried, fold the overlap of the cloth on one end of the PVC pipe into the pipe. Insert a wood plug at this point to create the bottom of the quiver.
3. Secure the plug and dress up
Drill some holes into the pipe for securing the wood plug at the bottom. Hammer some nails into the pipe to the wood plug so that you get to secure it better.
As for the dressing, you get to use the leather strips to make the quiver look its best. You always have to keep in mind about the measurements first or else it will not fit perfectly. Measure and cut the leather strips that would be used to dress the quiver around.
When dressing up the bottom, you can cover it fully as you do not need people noticing the wood plug. You still have to use the adhesive for holding the leather into position.
4. Attaching the straps
It is time to add the final detail just to make sure the quiver is portable. This involves the addition of straps so that you can carry the quiver on your back. For this stage, you can use the nylon belt. It is highly likely that you will always get one lying around the house without any use.
Attach the nylon belt with one end at the top and the other at the bottom of the quiver. Most of such belts can be adjusted depending on the comfort and size of a person. With the belt in position, you should be ready to start using your quiver for hunting.
If you had any doubts or questions on making a quiver, you now have the right method to follow. It should not take you long as you can see from the method highlighted above. The next time you go hunting, you should do so in style without worrying about not having a quiver.