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Offline WhiteOaks

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I've been thinking about a better way to make an arrow holder for when I'm on stand. I like the idea of the rubber band and pin but I didn't like the idea of drilling a hole in my bow. I got the idea today to try an ordinary safety pin. I cut off the sharp end and bent it straight. I then bent the loop to conform with the bow and taped it to the side of my bow with velcro. The loop holds the rubber band to use over and over and the band slips nicely off the pin when drawn. Simple, Neat, and Cheap.

 

 

 

 

 
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Offline David Yukon

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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 05:00:00 PM »
Nice! I don,t need it, but realy nice!!
Thank you for sharing

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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 06:51:00 PM »
For years I used a popsicle stick and two rubber bands. One to hold the stick on the bow, the other to hold the arrow.
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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2011, 07:12:00 AM »
I used a dowel once, with the contour of the riser shaped in into the dowel. I used double sticky foam tape to attach dowel to the riser. The rubber band was attached at the "back side" of the riser end of the dowel.The rubber band was then streched over the arrow to the dowel on the "belly side" of the dowel.

It isn't clear to me how the rubber band comes off the arrow while drawing the arrow on your set up. I do like the simplicty of the holder though.
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Offline WhiteOaks

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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2011, 07:30:00 AM »
3 under,

The rubber band goes around the shaft and reconnects to the short pin pointing to the rear. Pops off the arrow as soon as you start to draw.
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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2011, 07:56:00 AM »
Very nice, maybe a small piece of felt or velcro on belly side of window to protect the wire loop from clicking on the riser.
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Offline WhiteOaks

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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2011, 09:52:00 AM »
Katman,
Good suggestion.
I haven't had any clicking the way it is but a little velcro just in case never hurts.
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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2011, 09:53:00 AM »
Why not just use the commercial ones? They work great and are quiet

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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2011, 10:02:00 AM »
They don't work well for me with skinny arrows.
I've lost several arrows on stand with those things. These just work better for my way of doing it. Plus I have 12 bows. For $3 bucks I have a lifetime supply of pins and bands.
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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2011, 08:39:00 PM »
Thanks Randy,
Now I see the pin in photo #5 ! Now I looking for a safteypin. Gota have one somewhere. What size did you use?
Larry
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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2011, 08:43:00 PM »
I like it, will be making some tommorow.
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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2011, 08:41:00 AM »
I think about any size will work. The pack I have are 2 in. Good Luck. I made up 12. One for every bow.
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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2011, 12:20:00 PM »
Would you mind showing a photo of one finished ready to mount on the bow?
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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2011, 10:02:00 PM »
I use easton axis and the commercial one I use works fine. But I only have one bw. I see what you mean

Offline WhiteOaks

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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2011, 11:00:00 AM »
I'll post a sequence of pics showing every bend to make the final product.
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Bend Pin straight.
 
Bend circle 90 degrees
 
Bend Pin straight again
 
Cut off sharp end
 
Add band to circle
 
Finished and ready to tape on bow.
 
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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2011, 11:16:00 AM »
Thanks very much Randy!
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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2011, 12:33:00 PM »
Pretty clever I'd have to say!
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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2011, 12:49:00 PM »
Thanks.
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while. I shot a bunch yesterday and I'm really liking this arrow holder. Simple, Easy, and Cheap.
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Re: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2011, 02:15:00 PM »
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