This style is called a Palati by the Kakadu people, northen coastal tribes, Australia.
Wood, 48" x 2 5/8" x 3/16"
Dowel, 5/8 x 1 1/2"
Resin/Rock Hard Water Putty
- Shape the peg end.
- Shape the handle.
- Round edges and sand smooth.
- Using resin or putty, build a knob on the bottom of the handle. Try to make it fairly round.
- Taper one end of the dowel to a point. Cut the other end at a 60 degree angle.
- Glue the angled end onto the peg end of the board. Wrap it with artificial sinew and cover the wrapping with resin/putty.
The article about this atlatl can be found at http://www.sacred-texts.com/aus/ntna/ntna14.htm.
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