This woomera was listed on ebay. The area it came from wasn't listed. It was originally collected in the 1940s.
Hardwood, 22" x 4" x 5/8"
Dowel, 3/8" x 1 1/4"
- The widest part of the woomera is located between 6" and 7" from the peg end. From there, taper it down to 6 1/2" from the handle end until it's 1 7/8" wide.
- From there, starting about 4 3/8 inches from the handle end, flare it back out to 2 3/4" wide.
- Round off the handle end.
- For the peg end, starting 6" away taper it down to 5/8" wide 1" from the end, then continue straight to the end. Round it off. This is the ledge for the peg.
- Round off all edges and sand smooth. You may want to thin out the "waist" where your hand will grip it. In addition, it looks like it was shaved thinner from the waist down to the peg end. Possibly 3/8" to 1/2" thick?
- Round off one end of the dowel peg and cut the other end off at about a 60" angle.
- Glue the dowel peg down to the ledge and wrap it with the sinew. You may want to put an additional coat of glue over all the sinew when done. This will dry into a hard shell.
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