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Author Topic: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!  (Read 296 times)

Offline JStark

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Re: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2006, 12:32:00 PM »
Really impressive.
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Re: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2006, 02:08:00 PM »
Now, it is time to begin cutting pieces for the strap. As I do not have any pieces long enough to make the strap from one single piece I'm going to cut several pieces and splice them together. These will also be doubled up in thickness. I like a strap around 68" long, and 1 1/2" wide. Here are the pieces cut out.
 
next apply contact cement to the pieces (on the back side) and start putting them together. I normaly overlap the pieces at least 6" when doing this. Make sure the finished side of the leather is facing out on both sides!. Once thats done let it dry for a bit then punch a single row of holes about 1/8" in from the edge around the whole thing. Then take your artifical sinew and begin stitching it up. Just run your needle through the holes on one side then go over the edge and back through the same side you started on. Make sure you also stitch across the spliced areas! You can use a cross stitch for that to make it look nice. Once again put a drop of glue on all the knots. Heres a picture of it glued up and stitched.
 
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Re: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2006, 02:12:00 PM »
Now slide it through the notches we cut on the quiver going under our dowell stiffening rod. Go through the front first so that the end is hid behind the main strap. Then punch a double row of holes and cross stitch it together. Repeat for the other end.
  Here's a close up of the strap going on the quiver and holes being punched.
 
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Re: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2006, 02:16:00 PM »
And here it is with our strap attached. and a few beads added to the fringe, I put these about every 4 or 5 inches because I don't want them to be able to touch each other and rattle. Next we put on a few finishing touches!
 
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Re: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2006, 03:53:00 PM »
Now for a few finishing touches. First I am going to Attach an obsidian head I knapped to each end of the strap. I simply punched a couple holes and ran sinew around the head. I knapped these on thanksgiving for just this purpose there a nice mahogany with black flake. Then we will run a row of 1" black hairpipe beads along the legnth of the strap with 1" spaces inbetween. And last but not least, I attached a pair of goose wing feathers along the body with a legnth os artifical sinew! This picture is of the beads and head on one end of the strap.
 
  And here is our finished quiver with 4 arrows inside. Theres room for maybe 5 max.
 
one more taken outside with the help of my 5 year old Arron where the lights better!
 

 All thats left is to drop this in the mail heading for a fellow tradganger, Houska.
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Re: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2006, 04:26:00 PM »
Adeeden, I asked for this build-along and I want you to know that I appreciate it very much. I'll be saving this in my own archives, and intend to print it out for more study. I fully realize how much work goes into a project like this, and you have done this one in exemplary fashion. Thank you again. - Roy.

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Re: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2006, 04:59:00 PM »
This was fantastic.  Thank you very much for doing this.
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Re: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2006, 10:18:00 PM »
The quiver looks great, I can't wait to give it a try. It wil be perfect for my small game hunts I have planned for after deer season. I will send you some photos of the hunts.  Once again thanks and I will be sending you a gift for this gift.

Take care and thanks for going above and beyond what was expected.

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Re: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2006, 11:39:00 AM »
Matt,
     I'll get it in the mail on Monday, And thanks for the kind words!
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Re: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2006, 09:23:00 AM »
Where did you get your supplies like the buffalo teeth and the beads?

Nice quiver.

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Re: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2006, 03:25:00 PM »
Talondale,
           I get my beads from netbeads.com The buffalo teeth I got in trade for some knapping supplies, but if you do a search online there pretty easy to find. Also most craftstores (Hobby lobby) carry big assortments of beads.
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Re: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2007, 07:42:00 AM »
where do you get leather like this, ZI checked out some craft stores but they didnt have anything? Mike
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Re: Lakota quiver build-a-long! COMPLETE!
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2007, 09:13:00 AM »
Mike, I got mine from a local upholsterer.  He sold me his "scraps" for $10 and I had enough to do two quivers.

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