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Offline marianneg1973

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atlatls help
« on: January 10, 2021, 05:53:23 am »
How do you make atlatls? Im new to this stuff and I want to make atlatls along with bows  so I was wondering how you make them (AT)

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: atlatls help
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2021, 12:27:30 pm »
Pull up atlatl on the web, check the Primitve section here.  They come in several styles.  Basically, get a strong stick or board about 2 feet or so, put an antler or bone point in one end and get a dart with a depression in the butt and throw.  Have fun!  Also some kits available.  Helps to have a dart rest on the grip area, if you want one.
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Offline willie

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Re: atlatls help
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 04:46:23 am »
hi,

http://www.thudscave.com/npaa/designs/index.htm
  will give you some ideas. atlatl designs can be fairly simple and still work well. making nice throwing darts takes a bit more work

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: atlatls help
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 01:37:27 pm »
The University of Missouri website has a set of plans for one style, I think.  Researching your way through the information will take some time, as there is a surprising amount of stuff.  Btw, when/if you go to the local range, be ready for lots of questions and strange looks!
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