Weekends are different than the work-week, in that I have a little time for longer-term projects.
Today’s art is related to my costuming hobby, but is also practical. I’ve found myself hanging out with the archers in the Society for Creative Anachronism. I just bought a bow. I’ve made an arm guard. And I have all the appropriate 14th century-ish clothing. (I even wore my wool cloak today during archery practice because it was so cold!)
One thing I really need is a quiver to hold my arrows. So I’m making one.
I went online and found some images of quivers that interested me. The one in particular I decided to emulate is the one discussed in this forum here.
It helped considerably that about two years ago I decided I was going to make some pieces of functional armor and have a half-hide of harness leather just sitting around. So I cut some leather and got started.
It began with building the tube.
After that, I decided to concentrate on making a strap for it, and wound up digging deep into my leather-working kit, spreading everything out onto our living room table. (One might wonder why I chose the living room to do this. I sure do.)
It took me a while to figure out how to attach the straps (and also how to close the tube). What I’ve done is just used latigo to close it up and stitched the D-rings and buckles right into the quiver.
I might later change to larger buckles and D-rings, but I’d need to buy the D-rings and the leather, so that might wait a while. The way I’ve build this, it’ll be quite easy to change later, so I’m not worried.
The last thing to do here is to put a bottom on the quiver (otherwise the arrows fall out!). I mostly didn’t do this earlier because I needed to cut the piece to fit into the bottom, and didn’t want to go to the garage to do it. So, yeah, that part’s not done. But I have a plan and lots of latigo.
Hopefully, this will be complete by the end of the coming week. Wish me luck!