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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2018, 03:03:27 am »
That looks like a well thought out and constructed weapon there BJ.

Haha. Thanks Ed, it may have turned out that way but it started out looking for a knife handle.lol. Just got sidetracked.lol. Oh well turned out pretty good. Made a better Atlatl handle than knife handle anyway.
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2018, 11:08:05 am »
Real nice, Brian,  like the idea of seeing the dart rest in the antler and the the nocking spur.  Be careful with the bear across the pond, though!
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2018, 05:56:26 pm »
Real nice, Brian,  like the idea of seeing the dart rest in the antler and the the nocking spur.  Be careful with the bear across the pond, though!
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Thanks Jerry. It just popped in my head, that'd make a nice Atlatl.
I'll be careful with the bear. Wouldn't want to get him mad. Fortunately he's not a real bear. Probably wouldn't get close enough that'd he'd realize I was throwing at him anyway.
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2018, 05:14:50 am »
not exactly atlatl action but as soon as I saw it this post came to my mind   :OK     (AT)   
inuit spear fishing (especially the end of the movie)
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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2018, 07:36:35 am »
If it's the same one I watched it's very entertaining
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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2018, 02:15:30 am »
Hey bjrogg, can we see the full draw? Wait no thatís not it, I meant the whole thrower in one picture? I canít quite picture it in my mind  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2018, 06:48:24 pm »
Ryan I'll try to get some more pictures when I get a chance. Maybe Sunday.
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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2018, 01:23:41 pm »
Thats a nice on. I like mine better though. Lol
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« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2018, 07:06:28 am »
Thats a nice on. I like mine better though. Lol

Really glad you still like it Dave. I'm very happy with our trade.
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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2018, 04:31:43 am »
Holy smokes!! Whats the dart shaft made from??
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« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2018, 03:51:37 pm »
That's a dandy, been thinking lately about constructing one. John

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« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2018, 01:47:31 am »
Thanks John, you should make one. They are pretty simple compared to a bow. They really are fun to cast. I still can't hit anything, but I can get close. My cousin that has the artifact collection he found loves it. At first he really struggled casting it. He couldn't put it down though and he actually got pretty darn good at it. I told him it was his but he wouldn't take it. Wish he would've. I got the most fun out of watching him throw it. People really do like trying to cast it.

Sorry stalking Fox. I didn't see your reply till now. If your still looking it's a Red Oiser main dart with two feather wild turkey tail feathers fletching. The removable fore shaft is also red osier and point is a pole barn spike I actually have forged for a bow fishing arrow. It works great for this dart though.
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Re: My second Atlatl and dart.
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2018, 07:05:16 am »
BJ.
You'll need at least one more dart! Cast, chase, cast chase, gets you a lot of exercise!  I went to an informal primitive shoot last month, and my friend, Ken Wee, offered to help me make some cane darts.  He is a former national champion.  I have at least one red osier shaft waiting to be made int a dart, and some cane that might work. When I go out to the range, I seem to spend more time explaining than casting!  The atlatl draws a lot of attention at my Hunter Education classes, too!  Btw, I think Nebraska has a spear/atlatl deer seaso.  Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatls has a video, and I think Ken Wee does also.  The dart rest really helps accuracy, too.
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« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2018, 01:22:03 pm »
Yah Jerry I should make some more darts. I got some very nice bamboo in a trade with ksnow that should make some very nice darts. It's not legal to hunt with Atlatl or spear in Michigan. I'm no where near good enough to yet anyhow. It certainly would be a very deadly weapon in the hands of a expert.
Maybe someday I get good but not today.lol
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