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I’ve received a lot of emails about atlatl darts this week.  I guess folks have their atlatls and are ready to throw but don’t really have as many (or any) darts or targets as they’d like.

I sell atlatls and darts on my Etsy.com shop. (The aluminum) Darts are especially easy for me to make in bulk so I like to sell those whenever possible.  I can mail them easily too — just pop them in a tube.

But, for those of you who want to make your own, I’ll be publishing a couple guides this week or next.  So look out for those.  I’ll cover shaft materials, how to make points, and how to fletch feathers.  It’s fun work and, for those of you have a good crop of river cane or bamboo around your house, it ought to give you some ideas about other things you can do with heat-straightened cane.

And if you have any special dart questions or requests, feel free to contact me.

Atlatl-Making Tutorial at Make Magazine

There’s a great “how to build your own atlatl and dart” video guide over at Make Magazine. It’s a little crude but very similar to the very first atlatl I ever made …

There’s a great “how to build your own atlatl and dart” video guide over at Make Magazine.  It’s a little crude but very similar to the very first atlatl I ever made … before we figured out how superior aluminum and river cane are for darts, and how counter-weighting and flexible shafts improve your throw and all that.  Overall, a great guide for someone with limited time, tools an materials — it’ll get you out and throwing in an hour.

[“Weekend Project: The Atlatl” at Make Magazine]