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Making a boomerang.

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:59 pm

I had an urge to make a boomerang a while ago. Sadly I never got round to it but this link was the most useful in my wandering through the internet: http://naturalskills.wordpress.com/tag/non-returning-boomerang/

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:29 pm

Also related to this, there is the Rabbit Stick: http://ronsprimitiveskills.blogspot.co.uk/2009/08/rabbit-sticks.html

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Re: Making a boomerang.

Post by grendel on Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:56 pm

I'd not thought about these, interesting idea. On wiki it says boomerangs were used in prehistoric Europe. 

Is now a good time to mention the Acheulean handaxe frisbee theory?Laughing

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Post by the barnacle on Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:45 pm

I once tried to make one - it didn't work out but when I tried to throw it away it kept coming back ------------------------ I will get my coat lol.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:57 pm

YES! i'm not the only one getting my coat! As for the prehictoric Europe version, there is an amazing one from a cave made from Mammoth tusk! I'll try to find a link. If memory serves me it's from Poland.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:39 pm

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Found a picture! This was excavated in the Oblazowa cave in Poland. It's around 25000 years old and made from a Mammoth tusk, The article I was thinking of is online but you have to pay for it!

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:26 pm

" />I went to Oxford last week and finally got some pictures of the Egyptian flint boomerang.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:30 pm

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Its in the Asmolean Museum in the pre-dynastic gallery. This is the side view and i guess it's no more than 15mm thick at the middle.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:33 pm

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A quick shot with my hand for scale. It's a beast!

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:36 pm

" />The bumph, the illustration of the flint Hippo eccentric I posted some time back came from the same site. Throw-stick indeed!

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Post by grendel on Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:22 pm

Thanks for that, it is amazing. Like the way the description describes it as either a curved knife of boomerang.


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Post by the barnacle on Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:48 pm

maybe an early Sickle. thanks for posting the pictures - I keep meaning to take a trip there myself.

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Re: Making a boomerang.

Post by Mujician on Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:11 pm

Originally boomerangs were a hunting tool and not really designed to come back, just travel through the air. The boomerang sport developed the tool into the aerodynamic returning jobby we have today. I have never seen a flint boomerang before this picture, but that is entirely plausible thats what it was. Simply, a hand thrown hunting tool. 

To make a boomerang, you need ideally 4 or 5 mm aeroplane grade ply (with at least 10 layers) - quite hard to come by. Also needed is an understanding of aerofoils. Quite a tricky subject!

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