From the eBay description:
"This is a very unusual womera or spear thrower I bought at an auction recently. It is made from a hard wood with a wooden peg at one end. On the back of the spear thrower is a very fine incised pattern. The womera has a good feel and balance from it. Possibly from West Austalia. Length 28 inches Width 2.5 inches "
I'm not sure what to make of this one. It definitely looks like a woomera, except for the inset peg. That's a new one to me.
Wood, 28 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3/4"
Dowel, 3/8" x 3/4"
- Draw the following guide onto the handle end.
- Starting 13" from the handle end, draw a line for the sides, tapering down to meet the handle image.
- Cut out the handle and taper.
- Round up the bottom of the grip. Just come up 1/4" or so, enough to give it a good "waist".
- Starting 2" from the peg end, round it off into a nice semicircle.
- Round up the bottom of the woomera.
- 1" in from the peg end, drill a 3/8" hole at about a 40 degree angle. Go in as deep as you dare.
- Round off all edges and sand it smooth.
- Sharpen one end of the dowel peg. Put some glue in the hole and insert it.
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