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How To Make an Atlatl

Watch more Wilderness Survival Skills videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Make a Stone Age spear thrower using these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Sand the wood Sand the wood base until it is smooth. Step 2: Drill a hole Drill a ?-inch diameter hole at a 135-degree angle to, and about 1? inches from, the end of the wood base. Drill deeply without going all the way through the wood. Step 3: Insert the dowel in the hole Round off one end of the dowel peg with the utility knife, squeeze glue into the hole in the base, and place the flat end of the dowel peg in it. Move it around in the hole to spread the glue, and then push it all the way in. Step 4: Attach the sinew to the peg Tie a slip knot in each piece of sinew, forming 3-inch loops, place one of the loops over the base of the peg, and pull it tight. Wrap the sinew around the base of the peg to hold it securely in place and then glue the sinew down. Step 5: Glue the strap Apply glue to both sides of the stick, about 7 inches from the handle end. Place the two ends of the leather strap in the glue. Tip The leather handle is positioned on the side of the atlatl opposite the peg, with the strap ends attached to the adjoining two sides. Step 6: Wrap the ends of the strap with sinew Wrap the ends of the leather strap with the second piece of sinew, starting about ? inch from the ends. Wrap the strap tightly as you move toward the handle end and secure the sinew in place with glue. Did You Know? Atlatl is the Aztec word for spear thrower.
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