Making A Mounted Archery Quiver

Making A Mounted Archery Quiver

hey folks welcome to my channel my name is Robert and I'm a leather worker today I'm going to be showing you how to make that quiver you just saw I'm starting out by cutting a straight edge along this piece of leather and then I'm going to use a strap cutter to cut a narrow strap and then a wider strap the narrow strap will be to go around the archers leg in that the larger strap will that forms the loop that goes around the belt so here I'm taking another piece of leather that I've cut that same shape which was a failed project in tracing that out you can see here I'm strapping my exacto knife a little bit which gives it just puts a little bit of polish on the blade makes it cut the leather quite a bit easily quite a bit easier rather the exacto knife that you see me using is actually almost a year old at this point if you strap them often enough you really don't need to change it unless you drop them and get them all jacked up so I'm picking out some hardware for my tray here and then laying out the pieces I've got the front the back the two strap pieces the hardware and then template that you see now this template was designed to be and there was inspired by the symbol that Merida wears in the Disney movie brave so I've wet the leather a little bit and now I'm tracing that on there by just drawing with a pen experience leather workers will know this really isn't the right way to tool leather generally you want to case the leather in a simplest form that's just getting a leather a little bit wet until you're sure that you've got even saturation letting it dry a bit and then putting it in a sealed area which pulls the moisture down through the leather giving you an equal distribution which makes it cut more smoothly and then tool more smoothly you don't have to wet it is all tree wet it as often but since this was a really quick project in terms of how long I was going to take to tool it you know this really wasn't a problem if something about this size you really don't have to case it you can and you get a little bit better result but for this it worked out so I'm using my swivel knife with a ceramic blade to cut in the design you definitely don't want to go too deep but you want to go too light when you're using a swivel knife if you cut in enough you should be able to do the tools and you're going to do without seeing a leather pull too much since I'm just going to be doing a pattern fill on these designs I just did a real quick cut in and then I'm going to start with a tooling here shortly so these are the tools that I'm using if anybody needs the specific numbers I can put those down in the show notes but really just anything you've got that's a small background err will work just fine so in each one of these three shapes I start by doing an outline around it and you'll see here now I'm going in and filling that in let's get some of that really I think rather I lost some of that because my phone gets hot in the workshop and shuts off in the middle of recording which is awesome so now I'm going around and beveling around the circle of the medallion and and then this shot I'm using a matting tool my problem my favorite leatherworking to want to put this interesting pattern along the outside edge it just gives it a little more depth so I've got my slot cutter and my strap and punch here go and work on the straps you can't see a lot of this real well because I'm not real experience with this and my shop has terrible lighting so strap cutter I'm using the the inputs I'm using to give a nice aesthetic end to each of the pieces and the other tool the slot punch gives a slot for the buckle to go through here I'm using another one that I've already got made for another project to get my positioning then a hole punch to put the places for the rivets and then here for the where the ton of the belt will go it's under the buckle again I think my camera like my func shot off and lost some of this information now it's time to die tell you some some sheep will I get at my local leather store in their scrap bin and I dye it with this this color I'm using is ox blood I'm not diluting it or anything it's kind of going for a rustic look so I just put it on heavy and kind of haphazardly and because I put it on heavy you'll see here that I run out of it thankfully I cut all the visible pieces done so now I'm going to use some black antique dye on the back and on the thigh strap now I'm putting on a top coat this is Angelus brand acrylic top coat it's really meant for leather acrylic paints but I feel like it does a way better job with less shine than some of the things that are really designed to top coat the leather and then I just saw I put on some more black antique on this and then wipe that off now I'm going to put in the holes here this is the piece that's going to keep the loop or keep the thigh strap connected to the back of the quiver so put a couple of holes here and then a couple of holes on the back panel of the quiver the holes on the back panel aquiver are a little closer together than the holes on that strap which give it room for the strap to go through using some solid nickel there are some solid rivets here and nickel finish and then here I'm putting on the contact cement on the front and back sides of the quiver contacts and that's just going to hold things in place while I do the rest of the work here so because I cut these two pretty close I didn't have to do much trimming I think any trimming I did off-camera once they're really close then you can take them you can sand the edges to make sure they're flush and you get a nice finish along the edge so that's what I'm doing here I've got a sanding spindle that I got at Harbor Freight mounted in my Harbor Freight drill press and just do a couple of quick passes to even out both of those sides now I am taking an edge beveler to the front and back side of this to knock the corner off the leather so that when I go to burnish it it doesn't fold over or look funny and then the other way and then here you'll see this the stitching groover this is the line I'm going to follow with the stitching checking that my boss stitcher is is loaded properly and now I might get started selling this is a recent purchase I got my boss sewing machine and I love it to death I've done a lot of hand stitching over the years and I'm pretty much over it this thing does a great job and it was affordable so I know it looks like I'm tearing here but really it's just that hand crank on the boss stitcher so now I'm wetting the edges a little bit to prepare for burnishing them and ants yeah I've got the birthing tool I'm just pressing down firmly as I run that tool along the edge which gives a nice little polish to the edge it kind of hides that seam in the leather later I go through and throw a little bit of that black dye on there but I think that footage got lost erm I've got some solid copper rivet so you drive the plate down over those then cut off the post hammer it down use a ball-peen hammer to get it started and then I use the other end of that tool to give it a nice round feeling and it takes away some of those edges so I've used another portion of that larger strap to make an area to connect that to the quiver and the ring and here's the finished quiver this is going to a customer of mine who won a raffle on my Facebook page or what I want to give away rather I'm really pleased with the results thanks for watching

18 Replies to “Making A Mounted Archery Quiver”

  1. Well I hate to say it, but I’m DISGUSTED with your poor service. I never received the quiver, you blocked me on everything and to top it off had the audacity to lie and say you sent it and I refused to pay customs. HOW DARE YOU. Next time be a man and just say you didn’t send it. Don’t lie about me.

  2. Might want to reconsider your technique when it comes to applying dyes. You can clearly see discoloration in the outer circle of the tooled area where you slopped on the antique dye and left it too long before wiping. You should always apply it uniformly throughout the leather. And even if you want it to look rustic and have a random pattern you should wipe it away quicker are apply it in more of a random way and not a perfect circle.

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