Boomerang Dave's Hardwood Boomerangs



I have been making hardwood boomerangs using lapped construction since 1996 and have not only sold quite a few, but have won awards in craftsmanship contests with some. Unfortunately sales for these boomerangs have been down. The production of them requires lots of extra work and each one of these becomes a one of a kind boomerang. That makes these boomerangs more expensive than plywood or plastic ones, and many people are not willing to pay that extra cost. I continue to make these, if only for my own enjoyment. The ones below are ones I currently have available and are one of a kind. Clicking on the small image will take you to a larger one.

Dave Hendricks

A word of caution, although these boomerangs are meant to be used, the amount of time put into them and the materials used warrant a little common sense. One of my customers once commented that using one of these was like throwing fine furniture. I do not recommend these as a starter boomerang. There is usually a certain amount of learning curve associated with throwing a boomerang. I would not want to see you, the customer, bang up a particularly nice boomerang during that process. I suggest trying one of our plywood models first.

Here is a really beautiful Spalted Maple boomerang. The pieces are what remained after making a set of boomerangs in 2002. Those boomerangs, which had even more spalting in the wood, now live with Clay Dawson, so I made another set. This boomerang is the last one from that project. It is priced at $25.

This is a beautiful boomerang made from Curly Maple. It is a 90 degree version of the Colorado Aspen. Price is $30

This is a cherry boomerang patterned after Bob Burwell's Adder shape. The Adder has always been a favorite of mine and I think it came out pretty nice in cherry. This is the second of two I made. Price is $25

This boomerang is made from African Wenge. The wood has two brown tones, sort of like dark and milk chocolate. It is a heavier wood so will require a stronger throw. Price is $30

This is a beautiful boomerang made from Curly Maple. It is an offset Vee and is a really great flier! Price is $30

This is a rather large boomerang made from Catalpa. It is patterned after the Herb Smith Sportsman design. Price is $25

This is a really pretty boomerang featuring Bird's eye maple on the left and African padauk on the right. The bird's eye is faily well figured and looks beautiful. The Padauk is still failry orange, as it is when first cut. Gradually it will turn brown as exposed to UV light. This boomerang features what I call a vertical lap joint, or one that the joint line goes straight up at the elbow. Price is $35

This is a rather unusual shaped boomerang known as the Malmberg Hook. It is named after the person who first developed it, Fred Malmberg. As do several other boomerangs this boomerang features vertical lap joint, also utilized by Fred. The boomerang is made from walnut and though it is hard to see in the photo, the left wing has a lot of nice figure. Price is $25



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