If you're lucky, you can find plans for making atlatls online, or occasionally in an old nature craft book. But you can never find more than one design at a time, so how do you know if you're found the right one for you?
To give you a choice, I've found, made, reverse-engineered, and otherwise gathered a number of plans and designs. They're arranged according to where in the world this type was used.
Arctic Regions - from Siberia to Greenland.
North America - from the U.S. and Canada
South/Central America - Amazonian, Aztec, Mayan, and Mexican designs
Indonesia/Oceania - From the large island group between Australia and Asia
- Cape York Woomera, Style 2
- Australian Child's Woomera
- Australian Palati style atlatl
- Australian Kunjolio style atlatl
- Australian Woomera, Queensland Type 1
- Australian Woomera, Queensland Type 2
- Australian Woomera, Queensland Type 3
- Australian Woomera, Queensland Type 4
- Australian Woomera, Queensland Type 5
- Australian Woomera, Flat Central Desert style
- Australian Woomera, Bowl-shaped Central Desert Style, with chisel
- Australian Woomera, unusual style
- Australian Fishing Wommera
- Arnhem Land Woomera
- Mornington Island Woomera
- Northern Coast Woomera Type 1
- Southern Eyre Peninsula Woomera
- Unknown Woomera-style
- "Paddle" Woomera
Miscellaneous - Generic atlatls not confined to one particular region and/or original designs.
No Plans, Just Pictures
Just what it says. These are atlatl images I've found, with or without dimensions. As plans are made for them, they'll be moved to the appropriate area, and new ones will be added as found.
- No plans
If you know of any others, or have your own designs, please let me know and we'll get them up.