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Offline stuckinthemud

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wooden quiver - any ideas on how to make this?
« on: March 26, 2020, 07:31:20 am »
OK, so this is a replica medieval quiver for crossbow bolts, it would be covered in leather or fur and fitted with a hood/lid.  I would like to have a go at making one. I guess they are a three piece construction but I have no idea on a good way forward, any ideas?


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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 08:03:06 am »
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I guess they are a three piece construction

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I'd start with carving half split log for the frontal curved part.
I hardly think you can do it by bending a flat sheet of wood
the back and bottom should be pretty easy to do and glue on once the first piece is done

maybe the bottom part could be carved together with the front but it's much more hassle in my opinion.
I'd stick with 3 pieces

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Re: wooden quiver - any ideas on how to make this?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 08:09:21 am »
Another way (but it does not seems a correct replica) could be to use some veneer sheets glued togheter on a mould to acheive the curved piece
A lot like skateboards decks are made
it would be alot faster to make more than one once you got your mould done. You'll get a piece in the time your glue sets
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Re: wooden quiver - any ideas on how to make this?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 08:32:01 am »
I think glisglis has the right idea with his first idea. Like carving a bowl out of a half log, minus the bowl part. It would probably be stronger that way, keeping in tact, for the most part the ring structure. Like a hollow limb bow.  This looks like a fun project. I hope you post as you go at it.
Eric

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Re: wooden quiver - any ideas on how to make this?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 10:44:06 am »
 may be some information about different versions of wooden quivers.

look  for  holzk÷cher.de
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 02:22:38 pm »
Have you ever worked with elm bark, It is thick and when wetted can be shaped and then dries  hard. Then you could scrape the deep furrows off until smooth, The bark is easy to work the hard part is acquiring the material. Good luck with your project. Bob

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Re: wooden quiver - any ideas on how to make this?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 03:40:15 pm »
My translater says holzkocher means solar cooker, did I do something wrong?

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2020, 02:39:15 am »
Hi stuckinthemud

I sent you a pm.

Holz = wood
K÷cher = quiver (the ÷ is important ;))


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Re: wooden quiver - any ideas on how to make this?
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2020, 04:58:21 am »
Thank you for your pm!!  My keyboard doesn't have the German letter-keys on it and Google Translate is still not perfect.  Your friend's work is really something, I should have  just copied and pasted your search term instead of trying to type it into the search bar.
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