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Old 08-12-2014, 06:19 PM
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I built a PVC bow holder last year but after building it, I didn't like it all that much. I had built it out of 1-1/2" PVC. I felt like it was to flimsy. My latest PVC bow holder is made out of 2" PVC with two uprights. Now I feel like it will hold up both of my bows without the worry of it falling apart. I had around $30 total in this bow holder. It should last me for years to come.
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:24 PM
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I also added a shelf for holding my releases. I attached it with pipe straps. Here is a list of all the PVC fittings I used to build this stand if anybody wants to build one.

Here is my material list for the PVC bow holder.
All PVC is sch 40
(2)- 3"x2" bell reducers
(2)- 2" cross tees
(6)- 2" tees
(4)- 2" 90 deg elbows
(2)- 2"x 1-1/2" bushings
(2)- 1-1/2" caps
(2)- 1-1/2"x 1' PVC pipe
(2)- 2"x 36" PVC pipe
(2)- 2"x 18" PVC pipe
(4)- 2"x 8" PVC pipe
(2)- 2"x 7" PVC pipe
(6)- 2"x 2-1/4" PVC pipe
(2)- 3"x 3" PVC pipe
(2)- 1-1/2" pipe insulation
(1)- small can PVC cleaner
(1)- small can PVC glue

All fittings are sch 40 PVC water fitting. I didn't use sch 40 drain fittings except for the 3"x 2" bell reducer( drink holder). Sch 40 water pipe fittings has more glueing surface than drain pipe fittings, that is why I choose to use them. I figured it would make it stronger. If you need anymore info., just shoot me a pm and I'll try to answer any questions. Thanks for the interest, Greg
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:36 PM
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Very nice!!!
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Where is mine at?????? Very nice!!!
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Very nice indeed!!
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Looks great Greg!
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looks good drink holders are an excellent touch
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Where is mine at?????? Very nice!!!
Hi Dale,
Just let me know if you want one, I might can put another one together. It would be the least I could do for all that you have done for me.
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Forum member jawja7 had his over at my get together shoot last week, and his was very nice. He filled the bottom of his with sand, which made the base much more stable. If I built one, I'd definitely do that trick.
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Sweet looking rig
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Been meaning to give a shout-out/thanks to gcs for sharing these plans. Finally got around to building one, and gotta say it's a pretty solid design. I'm glad I'm won't have to lay my bows and arrows on the ground anymore while shooting in the yard. Only thing I can say is that plumbing materials must have been a lot cheaper last year since the materials (bought at Lowe's/HD) ended up costing me twice as much!

BTW, I couldn't find the 1.5" foam pipe insulation for the arms that hold the bows. Biggest Lowe's had was 1". I'm guessing a plumbing supply house would carry it, but haven't gotten around to checking. Any suggestions?

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Been meaning to give a shout-out/thanks to gcs for sharing these plans. Finally got around to building one, and gotta say it's a pretty solid design. I'm glad I'm won't have to lay my bows and arrows on the ground anymore while shooting in the yard. Only thing I can say is that plumbing materials must have been a lot cheaper last year since the materials (bought at Lowe's/HD) ended up costing me twice as much!

BTW, I couldn't find the 1.5" foam pipe insulation for the arms that hold the bows. Biggest Lowe's had was 1". I'm guessing a plumbing supply house would carry it, but haven't gotten around to checking. Any suggestions?

Looks good, I'm glad you liked my design. If you are over around Dawsonville, come by Shoal Creek Supply, we have the 1-1/2" foam insulation.
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Thanks gcs. I'll try to check that out whenever I'm over that way. In the meantime, I used some left over smaller diameter foam I had left over from when I built my drawboard. It covers half the support.

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Very nice work!
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That thing is S--weet!
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Does it come apart for easy transport to some body else's house for shooting there.
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Does it come apart for easy transport to some body else's house for shooting there.
No, I glued all pcs together. I guess you could get a couple of unions to go on the uprights and unscrew them for transporting or storage.
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I believe I'll make me one of those! Good idea!!
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Forum member jawja7 had his over at my get together shoot last week, and his was very nice. He filled the bottom of his with sand, which made the base much more stable. If I built one, I'd definitely do that trick.
Kris,
What part of the base did he put the sand in and how did he hold it in? Was it some kind of a screw in cap or something like that? Thanks
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im more amazed at that Brewskis lawn!! haha
looks like turf
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Ha thanks. It’s just your average bermuda kept cut short and fed some milorganite.
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