Boomerang

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Mitch Peacock

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Mitch Peacock

General Information

Make this lightweight plywood boomerang, ideal for calm sunny days.

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Material Description Price
Baltic Birch Plywood

Baltic Birch Plywood

18" × 24" × 1/8" Baltic Birch Plywood

$9.99

$9.99
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Boomerang_Back by Mitch.nc

G-Code for Back

$0

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Boomerang_Top by Mitch.nc

G-Code for Top

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Carve The Boomerang

60 minutes

Secure the ply to the waste board (you can add a sacrificial wasteboard to save damaging the main one, since through holes will be bored), avoiding tool paths.

Carve the ‘Top’ side (http://easel.inventables.com/projects/E9_B6qXc9qOYPxGpKFK82g).

Remove the ply and turn it over.

Insert 6mm dowels (or similar pins) into the two alignment holes that were bored into the wasteboard.

Align the flipped ply, using the dowels, and secure it.

Carve the ‘Back’ side (http://easel.inventables.com/projects/yWDbkEVnXPXk2ReA8kyrOw).

Optional:
Make copies of the easel files and add text and/or logos to a depth of <1mm. Delete the boomerang paths, and then carve your designs on the boomerang.

Finish:
A light sanding will relieve all the sharp edges, and a coat of polyurathane will add protection.

Get flying!

This size and weight boomerang works well when there is no wind. Try experimenting with size and thickness to make ones that work in other conditions.

It’s taking me a while to get the hang of flying, but I have sent the boomerang over 50m away, and caught it on it’s return about a dozen times, with about 3 hours of ‘flying time’.

Mitch Peacock
Sorry, I can't see how to link to multiple Easel files. Hopefully the G-Code files will surfice.
Mitch Peacock
Mitch Peacock
Ah! So now I have added links within the instruction text :-)
Mitch Peacock