Manufacturing a high-quality returning wooden boomerang is an intensive task that requires a lot of time and precision. Only the perfect balance between the weight, aerodynamic airflow and rotational speed of the boomerang can guarantee that it will accurately come back to the thrower.

First step. It is very important to precisely cut the right shape for a boomerang.

cutting boomerang form from sheet of plywood

Cutting boomerang form with a jigsaw

Second step. Raw sanding. This is probably the most difficult step in making the correct boomerang shape.

Man use angle grinder. wood sanding

Raw sanding with lightweight power tools

Third step. Smooth sanding. This is a long process, so patience is very important for this step.

Boomerang sanding smoofly by hand with sanding sponge

Boomerang is sanded smoothly by hand with a sanding sponge

Fourth step. Painting and varnishing. This job is done by a professional artist (usually my wife, who is a great artist). We use different painting techniques, but one of the most unique techniques is to paint like Australian Aborigines did many, many years ago, using a wooden stick and natural dyes. According to Australian Aborigines, each picture (symbol) has a special meaning. For example, paintings on our “Golden Sun” and “Silver Sun” boomerangs represent: “Sun – returning success.”

women is painting dots on the wooden boomerang

Hand-painted boomerang. Making dots with a wooden stick

Final step. Flight test. Personally, I think this is the most interesting and easiest step. We just need to test the boomerangs in open space.

Man with boomerang in hand near lake at sunset

Boomerang flight test on the lakeshore