Bow Case

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Project by Kevin posted 940 days ago 1290 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 7 year old son has become more and more interested in archery. So, in order to keep everything in one place, I built him this bow case. It is significantly more compact than ones available for sale. In addition to the bow, the necessary tools and trigger strap are stored in the box in the upper right corner. The case can also store up to four arrows, information booklets, targets. There is still room to build an area to store the various arrowheads. However, the most important feature of the case is that locks, just in case a visiting friend tries to convince him that they should play with it without Dad or Mom supervising.

The bow is held in place by two dowels coming up from the bottom of the case and goes through two small holes in the bow. The other pieces of wood surround the countours of the bow so that it does not move at all. The arrows stay separated by 1/8th inch dowels from the bottom of the case, with a small piece of wood that rotates over them to keep them in place.

While I know that this case will receive its share of wear and tear at the hands of a 7 year old boy, I decided to build this out of pine in order to keep the weight down as much as possible. I knew that if I made it with a more durable wood, I would be the one lugging it around for him.

A small brass plate has been ordered with his name, that will be nailed just below the handle.

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View a1Jim's profile


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#1 posted 940 days ago

Nice looking bow case good job.

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#2 posted 940 days ago

Well built protective case. Nice bow as well. Thanks for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#3 posted 939 days ago

Nice job! Should protect everything nicely!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 939 days ago

well designed case,i like the locking feature and enclosed arrowhead storage.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 939 days ago

I like the case! I wish I could keep my bow in case like that. Although with my competetions and going hunting this box might lack the waterproof neccessity that I would need. But what a nice start to a fun hobby!

-- -Joshuah

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