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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 fo...
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 t...
After that, cut off all the little branches.
Then start thinning down the sides. Once you are done with that, start thinning down the top and bottom. Make sure that you know where you want your h...
Next, start making the stop cut that the dart will rest in.
Next, make the last refinements, sand the whole thing down, and voila! You are done with the atlatl.
Now, it is time for the dart. I cut a long, straight piece of wood, and then cut it down to the length that I wanted. It was about ninety-three centim...
Then I trimmed off all the little starts of branches.
Then I removed a bit of bark off of the end that will rest in the stop-cut of the atlatl, for the feathers.
I then got three feathers, cut off the smaller sides with a pair of scissors. After that I glued them just enough to hold them on, got some string, (I...
I now took the other end of the soon-to-be dart, and carved a tip, making sure to make it off-center so that the tip was not made out of the fluffy i...
Then I hardened the tip with fire.
Have fun throwing the dart with the atlatl! Here is a diagram that I found on the internet that shows how to throw it. And also a picture of the compl...
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