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My second Atlatl and dart.
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:08:52 pm »
Last year about this time I made my first Atlatl and dart. It was
A bit of a experiment but it actually worked pretty good. I ended up putting a nice stone point on the dart and DSV traded me a nearly finished yew bow for it at Marshall.
I had a bucket of sheds and antlers people gave me. I took this one that just looked like it should work for a Atlatl handle complete with rest for dart. I had a small antler point I had saved when I cut it off while I was make a knife handle. I cheated and glued it on a Red Osier shaft with epoxy and then wrapped it good with sinew. I drilled a hole into the base of Antler and cheated again using JB weld. I think pine pitch and the sinew would probably hold but not really concerned about using a few modern products. I wanted to be able to throw this one and still have a wicked durable point. I heated up a pole barn spike and forged a one barb point. (Actually I originally was going to use this point for bow fishing but never got to). I made a fore shaft and main dart. Sinew wrapped two turkey tail feathers for fletching. It actually flew really nice bareshaft. Of course I got carried away with my Bjrogg markings but what the heck. I'm probably gone add a little fur trim yet but it's fun to cast.
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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 03:15:48 pm »
No dough that's a Bjrogg.....good job Brain. I like it.
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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 03:21:47 pm »
Thanks Bill. I plan on bringing it to Marshall if anyone wants to give it a try. Who knows, if I get enough practice maybe I'll try the bear across the pond with it.
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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 04:13:51 pm »
Wow ...bear across the pond.....you my need a barrel full of darts....:) :)
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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 05:24:00 pm »
Should be easier to find than my arrows.lol
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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 06:27:19 pm »
Thats sweet, looks like a good rig from here!

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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 01:15:52 am »
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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 02:53:51 am »
Thanks helmet, really for not knowing a whole lot of information about Atlatl's. I've found them interesting to make and fun to use. Kinda enjoy watching that big dart sail through the air.
Thanks Bob
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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 05:18:42 am »
great work
how much is long the dart?

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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 07:55:26 am »
Gills the dart is just under 5'. Main dart is 42" then fore shaft and point. It's probably a little short both thrower and dart for most people, but I'm a short fella. The thrower I made last year I could throw much better if I chocked up on the handle a bit. Here's a picture of the dart. These things are harder to take pictures of then bows. Afraid it's not a real good one.
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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 10:05:00 am »
Not bad at all even if that point might need Moby Dick as target  (lol)

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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 03:09:42 pm »
It's a little wicked but works great for just throwing it and sticking it in the ground. It seems to takes a fair amount of weight forward of center to fly nice.
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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2018, 03:59:27 am »
Very nice BJ, love the point.
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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2018, 05:29:37 pm »
Thanks Pappy.
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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2018, 06:13:25 pm »
That looks like a well thought out and constructed weapon there BJ.
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