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Making a Traditional Back Quiver from Deer Hide
Here's a few pictures of a back quiver I made. The quiver is made from a deer hide from a deer I shot and tanned.
After I tanned the hide into leather I stretched it out on the workbench.
I layed a template made from posterboard and traced the pattern.
Using a straight-edge, I cut out the body of the quiver.
I ended up with a piece like this.
Afterwards, I bagan puching holes along the edge.
This is for the stitching to hold it together.
I made a template for the bottom and cut that out too.
Here's the pieces so far.
I made a trial fit
and began stitching the bottom on.
Lacing goes around the top.
I cut some pieces to make a pocket on the front,
punched holes to attach it,
and started sewing it on.
It is beginning to take shape.
I finished sewing up the back and started adding the shoulder strap.
I finished the shoulder strap.
This is what it looked like when I got done.
I added a side-strap later to keep it in place better. I padded the bottom with a piece of dense foam to keep points and broadheads from puncturing the bottom of the quiver.
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