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Agave quivers
Feb 16th, 2013 at 12:56pm
 
A couple pics of agave quivers.  SmileyThe big one will hold a dozen plus arrows. The smaller one six or seven. The strap is finger woven 44 inches long. Just a little sanding, a coat of poly and one more strap and i'll be done. Smiley
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Reply #1 - Feb 16th, 2013 at 12:59pm
 
The strap
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Reply #2 - Feb 17th, 2013 at 7:11am
 
Topic added to the PW Index.
Cool quivers by the way!
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Reply #3 - Feb 17th, 2013 at 11:50am
 
Nice! i love traditional quivers. i thought agave had thicker walls than that...
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Reply #4 - Feb 17th, 2013 at 1:14pm
 
Great work man!

Can you elaborate more on how you made them?
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Reply #5 - Feb 17th, 2013 at 7:40pm
 
Ss, thanks. The walls are 3/16 on the narrower one & 3/8 " on the other. They are very light and strong.

Dan,Do you mean elaborate some? Smiley Not much to it. The fletch on my arrows starts at 24", so I cut them 26" long, cut 2" off the bottom, holllow out the two foot piece, glue the bottom back on sand and poly the quiver, and wrap on the strap, which I still need to do.

Making the strap is a bit tedious. Had to learn to finger weave Huh
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Reply #6 - Feb 17th, 2013 at 7:49pm
 
BTW short sections of agave stalk make great needle holders Cool
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Reply #7 - Feb 17th, 2013 at 8:19pm
 
Very nice, Walter. Smiley

I've not seen that use before. Was it used traditionally by anyone? Apache maybe?
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Reply #8 - Feb 17th, 2013 at 8:50pm
 
wanderer wrote on Feb 17th, 2013 at 8:19pm:
Very nice, Walter. Smiley

I've not seen that use before. Was it used traditionally by anyone? Apache maybe?


I don't know, but if it was obvious to me, agave stalk pin cushions were probably common house hold items used to hold agave & yucca awls and needles.
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Reply #9 - Feb 17th, 2013 at 9:22pm
 
walter wrote on Feb 17th, 2013 at 7:40pm:
Dan,Do you mean elaborate some? Smiley Not much to it. The fletch on my arrows starts at 24", so I cut them 26" long, cut 2" off the bottom, holllow out the two foot piece, glue the bottom back on sand and poly the quiver, and wrap on the strap, which I still need to do.

Making the strap is a bit tedious. Had to learn to finger weave Huh



Haha, yeah. Rushing my posts sometimes leads to poor grammer.

I thought you had somehow joined the leaves together. Clearly your agave stalks are much larger than I'm used to, different species I guess.  Smiley
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Reply #10 - Feb 17th, 2013 at 9:38pm
 
How did you hollow the agave?
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Reply #11 - Feb 18th, 2013 at 4:34am
 
walter wrote on Feb 17th, 2013 at 8:50pm:
wanderer wrote on Feb 17th, 2013 at 8:19pm:
Very nice, Walter. Smiley

I've not seen that use before. Was it used traditionally by anyone? Apache maybe?


I don't know, but if it was obvious to me, agave stalk pin cushions were probably common house hold items used to hold agave & yucca awls and needles.

Thanks Walter, but I really meant the quivers, not the pin-cushion Wink.
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Reply #12 - Feb 18th, 2013 at 8:11am
 
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How did you hollow the agave?


Easiest way is to split the stalk, gouge out the core and put the stalk halves back together. I didn't do that. Smiley  I used a knife then a sawsall blade attached to a stick and then a longer stick with a chisel point.
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Reply #13 - Feb 18th, 2013 at 8:15am
 
wanderer wrote on Feb 17th, 2013 at 8:19pm:
Very nice, Walter. Smiley

I've not seen that use before. Was it used traditionally by anyone? Apache maybe?


I've seen a lot of this type quiver on the net. I think it is abo tech.
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Reply #14 - Feb 18th, 2013 at 9:00am
 
probably, where on earth do you  find agave?
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