More Work Horses

Here are more shaving (work) horses. I wish I had photos of my first horse. I liked it well enough but I made it short to fit cross-ways in a narrow truck. These are some better and later models... A shiny new horse. Hickory arm and head, poplar cross-stretchers. Adjustable tilt table. Another new horse. …

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Finished Atlatl (a.k.a. spearthrower)

My new Basketmaker-style atlatl.  I used it without a weight for a few weeks and it was adequate but the addition of this small weight seems to make a real difference in power, especially with a larger dart. The weight is a hard argilite from Arizona.  Attached with pine-pitch glue and lashed with sinew coated …

Basketmaker Style Spearthrower

Finished a new atlatl this morning. Created from a scrap of Osage Orange wood. The style is a generalized Basketmaker but a bit heavier than some. It has no weight attached yet but I will probably make one just for the "tradition". It throws well; even with my heavy Clovis-style darts.