THE PROCESS OF HOW WOODEN BOOMERANGS ARE MADE
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 with a jigsaw
Second step. Raw sanding. This is probably the most difficult step in making the correct boomerang shape.
Raw sanding with lightweight power tools
Third step. Smooth sanding. This is a long process, so patience is very important for this step.
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.”
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.
Boomerang flight test on the lakeshore