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ATLATLS & DARTS
Jul 17th, 2009 at 7:50pm
 
here are a few of mine.
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Re: let's see your atlatls
Reply #1 - Jul 17th, 2009 at 7:53pm
 
and some darts
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Reply #2 - Jul 17th, 2009 at 8:01pm
 
i like the black one you have there..whats the mesurements on it?

heres the one i have..but its not the best. ill probly be making a better one soon
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Re: let's see your atlatls
Reply #3 - Jul 17th, 2009 at 8:13pm
 
what are you talking about, aztec? that's wicked cool! i love the long spur. is that bone? the dark one is my war atlatl. it's 26" long and has fairly sharp edges so it does double duty as atlatl and war club.
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Reply #4 - Jul 17th, 2009 at 8:16pm
 
its an antler spur and actuly its a little to long . so if the hole in the end of the dart is too deep itll cause it to kinda kick up.  but ive been makin do  Grin

yea i like that one alot. how wide /thin is it? thanks
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Reply #5 - Jul 17th, 2009 at 8:38pm
 
it's about 4" at the widest part and maybe 3/4" at the thickest.
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Reply #6 - Jul 17th, 2009 at 10:08pm
 
thanks..you have inspired me
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Reply #7 - Jul 18th, 2009 at 5:41am
 
These are the working ends of my first two atlatls. You dont need to be a woodworking genius to get something chuckable!

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This was my next one. I had to round off the antler spur some more because it wasnt releasing the dart cleanly.

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Some fletching and a scarfed foreshaft.

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I cleaned up my early throwers, this is one of them

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This is my best ever, Ozark Bluff style. It is now with the Manchester Museum archery curator.

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I also have a Basketmaker and a Magdalenian both half completed.
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Reply #8 - Jul 18th, 2009 at 6:19am
 
WOW Paleoarts. I really like the grip on the first one from the left. And it just so happens I have a piece of fire-killed juniper waiting for a purpose!

OK, a few questions.

First, Paleoarts, what is the third one from the left made from?
Second, Morningstar, how did you add more than one picture to your post? Is it just HTML coding?

Here is my atlatl. It still needs a banner and bannerstone added, along with finger loops. It's made from the last piece of oak flooring I had from our old house (destroyed by fire), and a piece of pine left over from the framework of our new house. THe hook is some more oak flooring and a piece of laminate flooring from our new house. I coated the end of the hook with super glue to keep it from wearing out so fast. I cheated and mimicked Atlatl Bob's "Warrior" model (http://www.atlatl.com/warrior.html) and weighted the handle with a piece of rebar left over from building our front porch. The whole thing is about 18 inches long.
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Reply #9 - Jul 18th, 2009 at 6:22am
 
And these are my darts. The primitive one is bamboo with chicken feather fletching and an oak foreshaft (not shown in the picture, but it's there now). The head is a large nail I pounded flat, filed to shape, then heated on a propane weed burner at work, and quenched in my water bottle (after which I didn't drink any water). The others are made from Easton aluminum arrows with field points.

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Reply #10 - Jul 18th, 2009 at 7:23am
 

I use img tags to display images:

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Reply #11 - Jul 18th, 2009 at 8:31am
 
david, that tree branch thrower is awesome!

kjev, really like yours alot. never thought to do a composite! i like your dart as well. my 'aluetian' model is usually made from redwood but that particular one is monterey pine.

also, david, here's a closeup of the 'point barrow'. i can also make this with a bone spur if you prefer.
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Reply #12 - Jul 18th, 2009 at 3:20pm
 
I'll go with a bone spur, right handed †Cool

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This is a link to a build-along thread I did during the making of that branch atlatl: http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/22311
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Reply #13 - Jul 18th, 2009 at 6:06pm
 
Was out all day today finding some wood for making my first atlatl, actually I was out all day yesterday to and found some ash which I took home and was going to steam shape but I over bent it and it broke.
Went to another place today and finally had to settle for some birch.
Going back to the first place in the morning and getting some more ash.
Now there is just the problem of curing the wood because there is no way I am waiting a year for it to cure and my oven is quite small so I might have to go with a composite and drying shorter pieces..
Oh well, get back when I have pictures.
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Reply #14 - Jul 18th, 2009 at 6:19pm
 

Nah, make it now all in one go and oil it up when you are done. Primitive woodwork, even bow making was done with wood either fresh off the tree or dried a bit over hot coals. Its a living material - work with the way it works, dont bake it into submission.
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