JOIN TRAD GANG




INFO: Trad Archery for Bowhunters




Click Here for the
Professional Bowhunters Society AUCTION 2017



Trad Gang.com   
MY PROFILE | directory login | register | search | FAQ | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Trad Gang.com » Topic Archives » How To - Resources » Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions. (Page 1)

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!   This topic comprises 2 pages: 1  2   
Author Topic: Another Mouse Trap (Arrow Holder) Added Step By Step Instructions.
WhiteOaks
Contributor 2015
Member # 1791

Icon 1 posted      Profile for WhiteOaks   Email WhiteOaks   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

--------------------
A world of opportunities awaits upwind but nothing waits downwind.

Posts: 718 | From: Savannah GA | Registered: Oct 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
David Yukon
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 25381

Icon 1 posted      Profile for David Yukon   Email David Yukon   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Nice! I don,t need it, but realy nice!!
Thank you for sharing

Posts: 1404 | From: Canada, Yukon | Registered: Oct 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Earl E. Nov...mber
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 690

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Earl E. Nov...mber   Email Earl E. Nov...mber   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

--------------------
Many have died for my freedom.
One has died for my soul.

Posts: 1964 | From: Nebraska | Registered: Apr 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
3Under
Contributor 2007
Member # 1713

Icon 1 posted      Profile for 3Under   Email 3Under   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

Posts: 608 | From: Central Kentucky | Registered: Sep 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
WhiteOaks
Contributor 2015
Member # 1791

Icon 1 posted      Profile for WhiteOaks   Email WhiteOaks   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

--------------------
A world of opportunities awaits upwind but nothing waits downwind.

Posts: 718 | From: Savannah GA | Registered: Oct 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
katman
CONTRIBUTOR 2018
Member # 9420

Icon 1 posted      Profile for katman   Email katman   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

--------------------
shoot straight shoot often

Posts: 3643 | From: south carolina | Registered: May 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
WhiteOaks
Contributor 2015
Member # 1791

Icon 1 posted      Profile for WhiteOaks   Email WhiteOaks   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Katman,
Good suggestion.
I haven't had any clicking the way it is but a little velcro just in case never hurts.

--------------------
A world of opportunities awaits upwind but nothing waits downwind.

Posts: 718 | From: Savannah GA | Registered: Oct 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
jax
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 22179

Icon 1 posted      Profile for jax   Email jax   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Why not just use the commercial ones? They work great and are quiet
Posts: 193 | From: WV | Registered: Dec 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
WhiteOaks
Contributor 2015
Member # 1791

Icon 1 posted      Profile for WhiteOaks   Email WhiteOaks   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

--------------------
A world of opportunities awaits upwind but nothing waits downwind.

Posts: 718 | From: Savannah GA | Registered: Oct 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
3Under
Contributor 2007
Member # 1713

Icon 1 posted      Profile for 3Under   Email 3Under   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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

Posts: 608 | From: Central Kentucky | Registered: Sep 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
koger
Contributor 2014
Member # 15434

Icon 1 posted      Profile for koger   Author's Homepage   Email koger   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I like it, will be making some tommorow.

--------------------
samuel koger

Posts: 1889 | From: monticello, KY | Registered: Feb 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
WhiteOaks
Contributor 2015
Member # 1791

Icon 1 posted      Profile for WhiteOaks   Email WhiteOaks   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think about any size will work. The pack I have are 2 in. Good Luck. I made up 12. One for every bow.

--------------------
A world of opportunities awaits upwind but nothing waits downwind.

Posts: 718 | From: Savannah GA | Registered: Oct 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
3Under
Contributor 2007
Member # 1713

Icon 1 posted      Profile for 3Under   Email 3Under   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Would you mind showing a photo of one finished ready to mount on the bow?
Posts: 608 | From: Central Kentucky | Registered: Sep 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
jax
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 22179

Icon 1 posted      Profile for jax   Email jax   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I use easton axis and the commercial one I use works fine. But I only have one bw. I see what you mean
Posts: 193 | From: WV | Registered: Dec 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
WhiteOaks
Contributor 2015
Member # 1791

Icon 1 posted      Profile for WhiteOaks   Email WhiteOaks   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'll post a sequence of pics showing every bend to make the final product.
Parts
 -
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.
 -

--------------------
A world of opportunities awaits upwind but nothing waits downwind.

Posts: 718 | From: Savannah GA | Registered: Oct 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
  This topic comprises 2 pages: 1  2   

   Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Shoot On Over To:


Contact Us | Trad Gang.com © | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2003 thru 2017 ~ Trad Gang.com ©

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.1