For those who practice the sport of archery, keeping your arrows in good shape is vital for accuracy and consistency. The method of storing the arrows while they're not in use can make a difference in how long they last. Instead of cramming them into a closet where the feathers can get mashed, keep them in a wall-mounted arrow holder. Make your own and customise it to fit with your home decor.
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Things you need
- 18-inch-long pipe or cardboard tube at least 2 inches in diameter
- Scroll saw
- Wood glue
Cut either a PVC pipe or thick cardboard tube to a length of approximately 18 inches. Make sure the diameter of the tube is at least 2 inches or more. Use a saw to complete the cutting process.
Sand the base of the arrow holder with fine-grit sandpaper if any rough spots remain after cutting.
Mark two spots for mounting holes that secure the arrow holder to the wall -- one at 3 inches from the top and the other directly below at 5 inches from the top.
Drill through the two hole marks with a bit large enough to create a hole that a nail head can fit through.
Create the bottom plug for the arrow holder. Use a compass to trace the diameter of the interior of the arrow holder onto a piece of plywood. Cut out the plug with a scroll saw.
Apply a coat of wood glue around the edge of the plug and stick into the bottom of the arrow holder. Allow adequate drying time based on the instructions for your specific glue.
Select the spot on your wall where you plan to hang the arrow holder. Mark two spots for nails 2 inches apart. Hammer the nails into place on the mark locations.
Decorate the wall arrow holder using any number of techniques. Paint designs or a solid colour on it with acrylic paint, use the découpage technique to create a paper collage on the surface, or glue a piece of leather or fabric around the circumference of the arrow holder.
Mount the arrow holder to the wall by slipping it into place over the nails using the holes in its side.
Tips and warnings
- This type of arrow holder can be both wall- and belt-mounted. Remove it from the wall and use the holes in the side to tie a thin piece of rope, cord or string in a loop. Place the loop on your belt for use during shooting.
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