Make your own Spear-Thrower and a dart and shoot it!
Dan Meatte, State Parks Archaeologist and Ancient Tool Replicator will lead this one-day PNWAS workshop designed to take you through the steps in assembling a replica atlatl using authentic materials. Each participant will learn how to finish shaping a wood stave made from yew or mountain mahogany then attach an elk antler hook, atlatl stone weight (of pipestone or soapstone), and leather finger loops using pitch, sinew and hide glue. All materials necessary to build an atlatl are furnished and included with the cost of the workshop.
Upon completion of your atlatl, you’ll then practice putting your finished product to work with darts we will make!
Wood atlatl stave, pipestone or soapstone for atlatl weight, sinew, elk tine
hook, leather, pitch and hide glue. Also available with be an assortment of
mineral pigments such as ochre to paint the bindings if you choose. We’ll also
provide the necessary tools to shape and finish your atlatl.
Croes, PNWAS Director will assist Dan—if you have any questions call him at
360-789-9687. Families and friends welcome.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
10 am to 2 pm
PNWAS President Matt Barclay’s Place: 19417 148th Avenue NE,
Woodinville, WA 98072 (see map at bottom of page)
COST: To cover
materials costs and instruction: $40.00
for PNWAS members and friends/family and students.
You can pay for the workshop using the PayPal link below: