Make a Boomerang

Staff enthusiasm has prompted MOTHER EARTH NEWS' researchers to compile a few tips on how to make a boomerang.



071 make a boomerang - outdoors
If successful, after you make a boomerang it will look something like this.
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071 make a boomerang 1 rasping lines
[1] Mark rasping lines on the blank.
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071 make a boomerang 3 rasp designated areas
[3] arefully rasp the designated areas. The middle section should be a uniform curve.
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071 make a boomerang 2 filing undercuts
[2] File away the undercuts from the bottom leading edge of each wing.
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071 make a boomerang 6 rasp designated areas
[6] After finishing one arm start on the other.
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071 make a boomerang 4 rasp designated areas
[4] A cross-section of the arms should have more the shape of an airfoil and taper to a 1/8" edge.
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071 make a boomerang 5 filing designated areas
[5] You could also use a file.
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071 make a boomerang 7 decorated boomerang
[7] Sand the boomerang smooth and apply several coats of clear lacquer. If you want you can add designs between the sanding and lacquering stages.
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Diagram shows the design and dimensions of Herb Smith's "Gem" boomerang.
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