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Hi this one is for Harry,could you please give me have some idea on how to make one. some sizes and what wood to use. kind regards carl.

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There are a lot of different ones Carl. boomerang designs - Bing Images

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Forget it! I made a boomerang and went nuts trying to throw the old one away!
OK, let us know how it turns out.

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Forget it! I made a boomerang and went nuts trying to throw the old one away!
OK, let us know how it turns out.
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I believe some of the heavier ones are designed not to return. I believe the returning ones are for throwing into a flock of birds. If it hits one, both will fall to the ground. If it misses, it will come back to you so you dont have to go fetch.....

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I made several when I was a kid, just from pictures as I recall, no plans. Used plywood, and worked fine. But a large chunk of whirling plywood coming back at you definitely makes you nervous. I did not keep mine long.

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Hi all thanks for the replies but I just have to make one to see how they really work, will let you all know how it gets on. kind regards. carl

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Hi Carl - check out this Popular mechanics article

Science of Boomerangs: How to Make & Throw the Aussie Magic - Popular Mechanics
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I have also had a number of boomerangs over the years, a few were home made. This is a good article about them and shows the airfoil shape in one diagram. How boomerang is made - making, history, how to make, used, parts, components, History, Raw Materials, Design, The Manufacturing Process of boomerang, Quality Control

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James, thought you Aussies would get a chuckle out of the little joke. Wasn't aware that there were different boomerangs. Old learns a new trick.

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