How wooden boomerangs are made? Process.
Manufacturing a high quality returning wooden boomerang is an intensive task which requires a lot of time and precision. Only the perfect balance between weight, aerodynamic airflow and rotational speed of the boomerang can guarantee that it accurately comes back to the thrower.
First step. Very important is to cut precisely a right form of boomerang.
Cutting boomerang form with jigsaw
Second step. Raw sanding. Probably this is the most difficult step to make correct shape of the boomerang.
Raw sanding with lightweight power tools
Third step. Smooth sanding. This is a long process, patient is very important for this step.
Boomerang is sanded smoothly by hand with sanding sponge
Fourth step. Painting and varnishing. This job is made by professional artist (usually, it does my wife who is a great artist). We use difference painting techniques, but one of most unique technique is to paint like Australian aborigines did it many many years ago. Using wooden stick and natural dyes. According to Australian aborigines, each picture (symbol) has special meaning. For example, paintings on our boomerangs “Golden Sun” and “Silver Sun” have “Sun – returning success” meaning.
Hand painted boomerang. Making dots with wooden stick
Final step. Flight test. Personally, it is the most interesting and easiest step. Just need to test all boomerangs in open space.
Boomerang flight test in the lake shore