This is an instructable on how to make an atlatl and a dart to go with it. The atlatl and dart were once used as a hunting weapon, and are now used for sport. In this instructable, I will show you how to make an easy atlatl that can be done in a day. I am going to call the throwing part the atlatl, and the spear-like part, the dart.

Step 1: The atlatl.

The first thing to do is to get a branch selected for the atlatl. The one that I selected was forty centimeters (sixteen inches), but the main thing to do is to get the size that fits you. The piece that I selected had a bit of a natural curve to it, which in my opinion is good for an atlatl.
<p>A project just made for a drawknife and a drawknife bench.</p><p>I saw an atlatl today in a state park collection made from a piece of bamboo or cane. I'll be making one this weekend.</p>
Sounds awesome! Hope yours turns out better than mine! Don't forget to post pictures somewhere when you're done!
cool stuff I've been interested in bush craft since starting to take anthropology this semester
<p>Awesome! Keep at it!</p>
What did you use to do the carving?
<p>If I can remember correctly I used something like this: <a href="http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/utility-knives/snap-blade-utility-knife-97068.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/utility-kn...</a></p><p>But any knife that you deem worthy of the job should do.</p><p>Thanks for asking!</p>
Nice! I just posted my 'ible an &quot;Making the Ancient Atlatl&quot;. Yours is so much easier to make than mine. I like the way yours could be made in a &quot;Survival &quot; situation to hunt game. Thanks for sharing yours !
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I actually saw your instructable the other day and thought, &quot;Man, I wish mine was that good.&quot; I've been meaning to do a remake for this for quite some time, because it doesn't work as well as I'd like it too. Maybe someday I'll get around to it...
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I believe I saw this on Bushcraft too, are you Addo? <br>
Nope. Who's that?
Well someone posted on Bushcraft about making atlatls, and his post looked like a copy of yours.
nice! i just made my own design and it was an absolute fail!haha i'll make both of your's and see how they turn out! thanks

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