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I'm finishing up my archery case and have already begun thinking about a new version, so have been researching designs where I can find them.

One thing I've noticed (which I hadn't thought about or considered previously) is that most of the vintage cases have removable frames / sub cases for holding arrows --- was this done as a conscious / intentional design for convenience in usage or was it done to facilitate making the case? (So as to avoid the efforts I've had to go to to --- pre-finish the arrow holder and interior of the case, match the size of both pieces and fix the finish where I scuffed the arrow holder cutting the lid off the case)

I've been wondering if I shouldn't try a removable arrow frame --- I could hold it in place w/ bullet catches and magnets and it would _hugely_ simplify the construction.

Some of the arrow frames are substantial enough that they look to be usable as a target quiver / stand --- but this seems unlikely to me given how fiddly it would be loading and unloading arrows.

Anyone else have any nifty images of cases for archery equipment? or ideas which I'm overlooking?

The final version adds two small compartments, one to either side to hold accessories (moved from along the front edge and delineated w/ wood dividers instead of merely being cut out of foam), but is otherwise un-changed in design (other changes are: larger, nicer wood, nicer hardware).
 

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Here's an example of what I meant by the old style cases w/ removable arrow holder / frame:

http://books.google.com/books?id=yC...QHxhLCaAg&ved=0CEsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Managed to get the hinges, ball catches and stay chain on (and to break off 2 more steel #4 3/4" wood screws... ::grr:: ) so that just leaves the catches, handle (and reinforcing block), fixing the hinges and spraying w/ lacquer once the weather is nicer and corner protectors. And notching the right-hand divider so the cock feathers aren't pressing against them..

Improvements for next time:

- move dividers toward the center so they clear the fletching
- shorter arrow holder so part of the cresting isn't covered up
- wider stock so the lip can be cut w/ a lip as shown in the Popular Science arrow case and the case can be taller
- lidded or removable compartment

Also still need to make a nicer quiver which will fit inside the case (in one of the compartments?) --- made a prototype out of duct tape, but I'm not satisfied w/ the design yet.
 
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