Very nice quiver. Creatively solved a lot of problems. It has me thinking about using some really big bamboo for the front of the shell. It wouldn't have the subtle flare his does but I need to find short cuts until I can use both hands again.
Nice approach to figuring out how to make one of these oddball things Mac. I too have studied a lot of photos and have been mystified about how these things were constructed. At least one example I have photos of clearly shows that it was made from wood with a very thin hide stretched and glued over the wood carcass. Up until now I've made all my quivers out of leather, but they've mostly been for regular arrows. My one quiver for crossbow bolts is leather and I've never been satisfied with the result. I'm definitely going to be making some new quivers to go with crossbows I'm working on and I'll be sure to use your example as a guide when I get started on them.
Just ran across an article that might save time making these type of quivers. Its a way of wasting more wood with a table saw, and includes some tables to reduce guess work for the set up. http://woodgears.ca/cove/index.html
It's a great buildalong indeed...Props for sharing Mac.
I was thinking about making it the easier way to reduce the amount of the material needed...while carving one from a log or a block of laminated boards might be more period...steaming some veneer/pressing over the form and then laminating them(similar to how they make skateboards) would be awesome. Bringing lamination process into this opens lots of doors actually. Making a Micarta quiver is another option, or *gulp* - fiberglass.
Also I've become fascinated with vacuforming after making some mouth guards at work...Kydex as a core would be super quick, but then again also super modern.
Don't hate me guys, just throwing a few ideas around.
Jokes aside with all the modern thermo/vacu/forming/laminating/etc. How about this?
Cut the boards with a taper jig attached and blade tilted to a degree...may be a few bisquit joints here and there? Looks like I'm get a medieval cookie?
~ "I don't have any special talents. I'm only passionately curious."