A quiver is a carrier for arrows used by archers. Quivers are typically cylindrical in shape and often include straps so the quiver can be slung over the shoulder or secured on the back. Quivers facilitate the transport of arrows, reduce the risk of loss or damage and provide quick access when needed. A piece of PVC pipe and a few other items are all that is needed to make a quiver suitable for role-playing, target archery and bow hunting.
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Things you need
- 4-inch diameter PVC pipe
- Fine-tooth saw
- Hot glue gun
- Sheet of cloth
- 4-inch PVC pipe plug
- 1-inch thick foam circle, 4-inch diameter
- Power drill
- 3 feet of thick string
Measure and cut a piece of PVC pipe to fit your arrows. The pipe length should be a couple of inches shorter than the length of the arrows. Since arrow length varies, measure the arrows to determine the length of the pipe to be used for the quiver. Once the pipe has been measured and marked, use a fine-toothed saw to cut through the pipe.
Lay a piece of cloth flat on the floor and set aside for later use. The piece of fabric needs to be large enough to cover the length of the pipe and wrap around the pipe one time. The fabric used should be fairly thin, like cotton or nylon. Heavier or thicker materials may not stick to the pipe as well.
Heat the hot glue gun and coat the PVC pipe in a fine layer of glue. Once the pipe is coated, place it on the edge of the fabric. Roll the pipe, holding it by the edges, until the fabric covers the circumference of the pipe. Smooth any wrinkles and cut any excess fabric.
Plug the end of the pipe with the 4-inch PVC pipe cap or plug. A plug is pushed into the bottom of the pipe; a cap is pushed onto the bottom edge of the pipe. Either option works and glue is not required. Caps and plugs range from £1.30-$10 and are available in hardware stores and at online retailers.
Insert a 1-inch thick, 4-inch diameter piece of foam into the pipe. Make sure it's pushed all the way to the bottom. The foam acts as a cushion that protects your arrow tips and prevents them from dulling.
Drill two holes in the pipe --- one on each end about an inch from the edges. The holes should be aligned. Thread the string through the holes and tie the two ends together to create a simple, one-piece strap. Three feet should be enough string to make a strap that fits most body types. Adjust the string length as necessary to fit your body.
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