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Some of the posts showing really nice quivers made by forum members inspired me to create my own. One thing I figured out as a personal preference is that I like the bottom oval but the top round. Its just the way it places the arrows that I really like, and it still lays flat against your back.

I took a racoon that I had harvested and tanned the skin with hair on. Then I got a soft balsa block and carved a oval shape with flat sides.  I already had a goat skin that my son collected that we tanned, so I shaved the hair off of a piece and dyed it mahogany. I used the goat skin to cover the balsa block. Next, I cut the coon skin to shape and baseball stitched the seam. The block was fitted to the bottom and I used brass decorative nails and glue to attached it within the bottom of the skin. Then I used a scrap piece of the goat skin to make a rim around the circular top of what had become a quiver. I used a scrap piece of goat skin and made a small strip, turned it hair-in and used it to attach a brass D-ring to the bottom using 2 brass barrel screws. I already had a 2.5-inch leather strap that I was going to use for another project, but I used it for this quiver for now. It is looped through the bottom D-ring and held with a weave and one barrel screw. The top of the strap is held with lacing to the top of the quiver. I used hair-on goat skin to make a support strap. It attaches to the same bottom D-ring that the main strap uses but it attaches with a brass scissor clip.  I added a D-ring to the main strap to anchor the support strap on the front end with another scissor clip. This way the support strap is removable. 

This quiver holds the arrows right where I want them. It is soft and quiet. Over time I suspect some hair that is against my back will wear off but I can live with that and it'll take a while. This might not be as fancy and elaborate as some of the work I've seen posted but it was satisfying to create a unique piece with materials that my family personally harvested plus a few brass pieces from the hardware store.

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Great job, Spark.
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Nice quiver! I like it, but be careful as you go skulking through the woods. Br'er Hawk may swoop down upon you. 
Sam McMichael

Gray, GA

"The spirit of the bow dwells in the heart of all young men" - Geronimo

Hill Wesley Special (2, both 65#)
Hill Cheetah (2, one 55# and one 40#)
Hill Big 5 (50#)
NM Shelton (2, both 53#)
Deathwish Longbow (59#)
Archery Traditions Bamboo Longhunter (3, one 56#, one 60# and one 78#)

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Best use I have ever seen for a coon
You may think before you act the question is do you listen to your own counsel.
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Steve Graf
Nice job and thanks for sharing!  And don't laugh too hard at what Sam said.  There is more truth there than you might think 😜
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Nice one! 
"Practice not until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong." - Unknown
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Nice job there!! ðŸ‘

Charter Member Traditional Archery Society
United Bowhunters of New Jersey
Traditional Archers of New Jersey TANJ

Howard Hill Wesley Special 70#
Howard Hill Big 5  65#
Jerry Hill Stalker Deluxe  60#
Jerry Hill Wildcat ll 50#


Northern New Jersey
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Mighty pretty!  Nice work.
Wind River Country, Wyoming
Fall down six times.  Stand up seven.
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