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Forum topic by MrsN posted 09-14-2010 07:35 PM 1060 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MrsN

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09-14-2010 07:35 PM

I have some students who are interested in making boomerangs. (Although they might just like the idea of throwing things in school.) I have done a little looking online and found some resources that might help us if I decide to make them. But I was wondering if any of you have any experience making boomerangs that you would be willing to share.

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#1 posted 09-14-2010 08:37 PM

I’ve never made them, but I saw this post come up on another site a few weeks back. Seems like a very complete set of video instructions.
http://woodworking-kids.com/projects-plans/paint-stick-boom-a-rangs/

I bookmarked it for a few years down the road when my toddler gets older. ;)

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#2 posted 09-14-2010 09:04 PM

very cool swirt, and thanks for the OP MrsN, my doughter just had an ‘australia’ week at school and they made some from paper, which ripped shortly after – and she asked me to make one from wood…. good timing ;)

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#3 posted 09-14-2010 09:29 PM

I think I had seen a post somewhere here on L J but not sure

Dennis

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#4 posted 09-14-2010 10:11 PM

I made several when I was about 13 years old. The best ones I made were cut from 1/2” cabinet grade birch plywood. If sawn from solid wood they will fracture along the grain lines unless you have wood cut from a bend in the trunk or branch…

Good luck and have fun.

Be Careful.

Herb

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#5 posted 09-14-2010 10:45 PM

MrsN, Here is a project that was posted by ShopTeacher which contains a link to his video showing how he teaches boomerang construction in his classes.

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#6 posted 09-15-2010 11:40 PM

Hi, the most important part in making these is the angle. I made 5 before i got the angle right to get it to come back. The secret degree 107. good luck

P.S. This degree is for the traditional style.

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#7 posted 09-16-2010 01:53 AM

rcgroups.com in the spinwings section has lots of free plans as well. You may want to take a look there.

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