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    Post by pacer Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:00 am

    Quiver with Spanish round braid. 100_0198

    Thought I would share a quiver I made years ago. I got the idea researching Medieval quivers. As you can see it has been well used. It's made of a thinner leather than tooling leather and hardened with wax. I Spanished round braided the seams. The inside has one pocket for small things and the whole quiver is a little over 2 inches thick. It will hold 24 two fletch bolts with field points.
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    Post by Basilisk120 Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:23 am

    ooh that is one pretty look quiver. I really like the designs on the front. Glad it works as well as it looks
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    Post by Ivo Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:18 am

    Good stuff, I also like the design and overall looks. Never heard of Spanish Round Braid, any chance you can do a close up? Also...24 bolts sounds wicked!...all in all - you know we love pictures... go wild! Smile

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    Post by pacer Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:54 pm

    Thanks for the compliments guys! I will try to take more pictures but don't hold you breath. My camera takes terrible pictures and I am too cheap to replace it. If you can see between the two rivits of the strap that buckles I left a bit of a loop. That was on purpose so I could slide a second field point bolt through. The thin strap you can see behind, just sticking out is a leg strap. I hunt with this and didn't want it flopping around against my leg.
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    Post by pacer Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:09 pm

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    As you can see there were 15 field points, 4 broadheads, 2 judos and 1 fishing point. Don't ask me why the fishing point, I don't know other than I might have been sniffing too much glue the day I made it. The inside bottom has a strip of saddle fleece, it keeps the bolts from sliding around and protects the leather bottom from the points. I couldn't get any closer pictures, sorry guys. Don't know if you can see the inside pocket very well but it has beeswax, spare string, etc.
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    Post by Gnome Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:18 pm

    Pacer, that is beautiful. You have got to tell me how you braided those seams. I've been scouring the web since I saw this post and have only found info on free braiding.
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    Post by pacer Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:24 pm

    Try googling "eight string round edge braiding". I learned how from a book by Bruce Grant titled How to Make Cowboy Horse Gear on pp. 123-126.
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    Post by 8fingers Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:34 pm

    http://s2leatherworks.wordpress.com/category/braiding/
    This is a video clip on how to do the braid. hope it helps
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    Post by Ivo Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:01 pm

    Great find 8fingers! Thank you very much for the effort.

    I think it's time we added a leather working forum!!! drunken

    You guys don't seize to amaze me with your talents. Great to have you all here!!!king

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    Post by 8fingers Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:02 am

    I have been doing leather work for a few years, I might know a little.
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    Post by Gnome Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:26 am

    I had found a couple of how-tos on this type of braiding after pace narrowed the search down a bit, but that is a very good one. Thanks for the link, 8fingers! I got into leatherworking a few years back myself, as a consequence of sword-making- I needed custom scabbards, belts and baldrics for my custom blades. Pretty basic, utilitarian skills so far, but this type of braiding is the perfect way to finish the baldric on my favorite sword. Of course I've got to make a bolt quiver now, too!
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    Post by pacer Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:17 am

    Here's some other stuff I've done over the years though it doesn't have anything to do with crossbows. Just wanted to inspire Gnome to get the baldric and quiver done.Quiver with Spanish round braid. 100_0195
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    Post by Ivo Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:47 am

    Yeh man. Smile

    That's a spark to start a fire - this topic officially opens the Leather Working forum.

    Pacer and all you guys who are into leather work (not so long ago - myself included)...let's rip this forum apart. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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    Post by pacer Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:25 am

    Wouldn't bother me if you made a forum for the rope/knot work involved with a tie in prod and string stuff
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    Post by Jacobasims Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:54 pm

    i have been on here for five minutes practically and i have already fallen in love with the sheer amount of information available, this was the first post i looked at so i thought i would post and say i now have a new project to work on as i haven't ever made a quiver before.
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