Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Preserving the Tradition


My boomerang won't come back!

Only if you haven't made it properly!

Last weekend six enthusiastic students took Matthew Hirsch'sWooden Boomerang Class - part of our Youth Woodworking Program for 2011.

The students glued up the "L" shaped blanks and drew on the patterns. We helped by bandsawing out the shapes. They carefully shaped the cross section of the boomerangs to aerofoils. Steam bending alllowed them to change the flight behaviour of the thrown boomerang. Not all boomerangs come back! Some are designed to knock the prey out of the tree.

Many thanks for Matthew for running such a great class.