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Made an Atlatl today and two darts.
Sep 21st, 2016 at 10:32pm
 
Got to try throwing them as well.  My launcher is pretty over built and I need to a shave it down.  The darts are made of two aluminum arrows with the remains of a broken carbon shaft as an insert that holds them together. Tipped it with a normal archery field point.  Fletched with turkey feathers.
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Re: Made an Atlatl today and two darts.
Reply #1 - Sep 21st, 2016 at 10:34pm
 
Got one to go about a hundred yards, most were too high or too low. This problem was solved eventually by reducing the weight of the tip.  This made it easier to keep level.
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Reply #2 - Sep 21st, 2016 at 11:48pm
 
i love atl atl its a fun thing to do i havent been doing it as much lately as i use to tho
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Re: Made an Atlatl today and two darts.
Reply #3 - Sep 22nd, 2016 at 6:47am
 
what you made was a dart/spear/arrow.

The Atlatl is actually the thrower Smiley
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Reply #4 - Sep 22nd, 2016 at 11:49am
 
Correct, I forgot to take a pic of the atlatl. It is not glorious.
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Reply #5 - Sep 22nd, 2016 at 12:27pm
 
Another angle
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Reply #6 - Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:42pm
 
your atl atl looks nicer than mine i made mine with only mt crafting hatchet its a forked branch so
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Reply #7 - Sep 23rd, 2016 at 12:32am
 
How does one tune an Atlatl? I see weights on some examples though I don't understand how they work.
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Reply #8 - Sep 23rd, 2016 at 5:14pm
 
The weight helps transfer energy along with the motion of your arm, generally lighter weights go closer to the middle while heavier weights go closer to the base of the atlatl, altho you'll have to experiment to see what works better.
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Reply #9 - Sep 29th, 2016 at 9:38pm
 
Lost one dart and made two more
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Reply #10 - Oct 1st, 2016 at 4:55pm
 
can you make some attempt to resize you pictures. This should help Smiley
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=ImageResizerSetup%2Ez...
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unzip and install - works for all versions of windows 32&64 bit. Adds a right mouse click option to resize photo.
Small is best for posting on the forum.
So once installed you simply select one or more photo's, then right click and select photo resize. Select small and ok and it will resize the pictures and generate some new - smaller images.

Cheers Smiley
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Reply #11 - Oct 1st, 2016 at 10:36pm
 
that looks great what did you make the darts out of
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Reply #12 - Oct 7th, 2016 at 7:48pm
 
Fine! And especially that feather is very suitable! I also want to do!
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Reply #13 - Oct 11th, 2016 at 12:14am
 
Two aluminum arrows with bits of carbon arrows for an insert to join them together. Glue in only the rear Carbon dowel so that the front slides off and the dart is takedown.  The feathers are turkey. I now have 5darts. Huh
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Reply #14 - Oct 12th, 2016 at 1:25pm
 
thats cool i have always heard people making take down darts i have always been afraid id break one
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