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Bow boxes

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Lowcountry 24-Jan-23
Jed Gitchel 24-Jan-23
hvac tech 24-Jan-23
streamguy 24-Jan-23
TradToTheBone 24-Jan-23
Gray Goose Shaft 24-Jan-23
mahantango 25-Jan-23
bowjack 25-Jan-23
George D. Stout 25-Jan-23
Keefers 25-Jan-23
N Y Yankee 25-Jan-23
Mike E 25-Jan-23
Nemah 25-Jan-23
Lowcountry 25-Jan-23
bodymanbowyer 25-Jan-23
Sasquatch73 25-Jan-23
JamesV 25-Jan-23
Buglmin 25-Jan-23
Heat 25-Jan-23
bodymanbowyer 26-Jan-23
Fisher 27-Jan-23
Boker 27-Jan-23
Southpaw 27-Jan-23
Lowcountry 29-Jan-23
From: Lowcountry
Date: 24-Jan-23

Dumb question, but for those of you who do a lot of selling of bows, where do y’all get your boxes? I’m going to sell a few bows in the near future and was trying to find cardboard boxes in the 60x8x4 range online, but everything close was being sold for $100+. I’m not going into business selling! I only need 4 or 5. I’m not looking to “make” a box if at all possible. Any info is appreciated.

From: Jed Gitchel
Date: 24-Jan-23

Two arrow boxes spliced together, or go to a carpet store and ask for the cardboard tubes.

From: hvac tech
Date: 24-Jan-23

Make your own boxes out of flat cardboard

From: streamguy
Date: 24-Jan-23

I cut them out of refrigerator boxes from the appliance store.

From: TradToTheBone
Date: 24-Jan-23

I’ve used mop and broom boxes, fluorescent light bulb boxes and large headboard and bed frame boxes . I prefer large boxes that I custom cut for each bow. I try to make each box as small as possible and still offer protection.

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 24-Jan-23

Try to keep the cross section 3x9 inches maximum or the cost jumps up. Use the USPS calculator above to check it out.

better yet,

From: mahantango
Date: 25-Jan-23

Electric baseboard radiator boxes. If you know any electricians / contractors they just toss them..

From: bowjack
Date: 25-Jan-23

Shipped a few hundred in boxes made like this. Only modification I have made is I buy cardboard in 24" widths and make the boxes 3"x7.5 wide now. for the the end flaps I add 6" to the length of the finished box to allow for 3" end flaps on each end.

I hope this link works.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 25-Jan-23

If you mail takedown bows, it's a lot cheaper to keep them under 30" overall to eliminate the extra cost, and most will fit in the shorter boxes. Same with length for one piece bows, keep them just a little longer than the bow you're sending, they will keep the bow more snug as well that way.

From: Keefers
Date: 25-Jan-23

I work as a maintenance man for 93 apartments and when I install new base heat I save some of the box’s the heat comes in. They are pretty thick and have a really nice end on them and I get up to 72” long on some apartments. If you were local I would say stop by and get a few . Most are like 3” [email protected]” wide as well.

From: N Y Yankee
Date: 25-Jan-23

I work for a tractor dealership and we frequently recieve large/long parts in long cardboard boxes. If you have a tractor repair shop / dealership nearby, ask them to save them for you. I have a few customers who ask me to save different boxes.

From: Mike E
Date: 25-Jan-23

"lets build a shipping carton" at the bottom of this page,step by step instructions

From: Nemah
Date: 25-Jan-23

I’ve made well over 200 cartons and made a “how to” tutorial on this site a few years ago. I use Home Depot x-large heavy duty shipping boxes...the store is only minutes away from my home. Instead of cutting the cardboard with a knife, I now simply run the flat carton thru my bandsaw to trim it down to its workable size. All my boxes are 6” by 3” by the length of the bow plus a little extra to accommodate the bubble wrap packaging. Besides the cardboard, you’ll need a can of spray adhesive and heavy duty packaging tape. Richard

From: Lowcountry
Date: 25-Jan-23

Thanks all - I've got a plan now.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 25-Jan-23


From: Sasquatch73
Date: 25-Jan-23

Buy more bows and use their boxes. :)) Archery shop for used arrow boxes. Always keep eye out(when not needing to ship) for thin wall PVC tubes or sturdy cardboard tubes for long bows and boxes 6" wide by 3" thick at least 36" long or longer that can be used as is, cut down or taped together. When packing anything.... pack tight so product does not slide back and forth. Had limbs tips come out ends when someone did not pack tight.

From: JamesV
Date: 25-Jan-23

furniture stores always have lots of big boxes of varying sizes for free.


From: Buglmin
Date: 25-Jan-23

I get the boxes that skis come in. We've got several at the ski shop. Most are 72x6x4.

From: Heat Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 25-Jan-23

I've used Nemah's box plan a number of times and everybody I have sent a bow to was very happy and none have had any issues. IMO that's the way to go. I get my box from U-Haul generally.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 26-Jan-23

TTT for a new guy

From: Fisher
Date: 27-Jan-23

This is a great resource and somehow should be archived in a handy location. I would like to somehow copy it and save it as a document tutorial. Maybe someone will explain how to do that.

Thanks again and best wishes!

From: Boker
Date: 27-Jan-23

I have used about every thing. once shipped a longbow in a pvc rain gutter down spout. It worked great but got some odd looks at the post office. Lol.

I am about done shipping full length bows though, it cost me $30 to Ship the last one.

From: Southpaw
Date: 27-Jan-23

Bicycle shops have a lot of leftover bike boxes that bikes get shipped in

Easy to cut down and custom shape for what you’re shipping put

From: Lowcountry
Date: 29-Jan-23

Lowcountry's embedded Photo

Looks at what I found at the office! Based on the 23” width on one of the posts, I believe I can get 3 boxes made out of this TV box.

Thanks Y’all

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