Will a Giant Metal Boomerang Come Back to You?
in today's video we're going to see if we can scale up our previously done paint stick
boomerangbuild guys grant was working on this book 52 random weekend projects for over a year and it is now ready it's available for presale and today we are going to be doing one of the projects in this book as well as scaling it up to see if we can make it even a little bit more interesting now this is one the paint stick
boomerangand I believe you actually had a video on this one about how you can make aid
boomerangout of paint sticks it's pretty simple and these things like really far so functional
backyou can catch it if you're brave and it works really well it's a fun project so today not only we're going to be doing that but we have a few different ways that we want to scale this up in two ways we don't know if they're gonna work yet it's sort of an experiment here's the basic idea in the book 52 random weekend projects we show you how to build a
boomerangout of paint sticks we're gonna see if we can take that idea and scale it up in a few fun ways we're going to try to make a functional
boomerangwhich I do not think I
willbe brave enough to try and catch it would be more like running away making you
giantthrowing star guys instead we've gotten some larger paint sticks for I guess if you have a 5 gallon bucket of paint that you're mixing you up we want to see if we can make a bigger...
boomerangout of that and then we're also going to take some of this foam core that we got from flight test thanks guys yep and we're gonna see if we can make an even larger
boomerangnow they have actually made a
boomerangof this same style on their Channel but it was theirs was like 6 feet tall we're not gonna go for 6 feet all we're gonna go for like the size of one of these sheets maybe and see if we can get that to work so yeah let's get started first we're just getting if some of these glued up that's the first step you find the center of the paint sticks and then you make sure that a square and you glue them together with wood glue after that you sand them but we're not at that point yet so let's start out by just finding the center of the paint sticks but we want to see if it's going to make them fly differently with the longer pizzas yes we're going to do one set keeping the handle on to see if it could still be throwed and then once that we're actually going to take off this part so on the larger ones the handle is slightly more shaped than it is on our smaller paint sticks so we're not sure if this is going to make the flight any different so we're gonna make one set where we keep the handles on second set where we just cut that part off see if that makes it any easier with the
metalone I'm trying to keep some of the proportions pretty much the same these paint sticks are about one inch wide and...
they're 12 inches long our bar of aluminum here is one and a half inches wide so we're going to scale up the length to be proportional so instead of 12 inches we're going to go for 18 alright now this one's gonna be riveted together rather than wood glue because wood glue does not work very well in aluminum so we're just gonna have four rivets in here I'm not gonna drill through both at once because I want to make sure that the holes are lined up properly so I'm going to drill into one and then make sure it's lined up really nicely and then mark where to drill into the other if I had the right kind of clamps to hold this while I drilled through both and made sure to square that probably better but I think this
willwork just fine we're gonna be using rivets you've never seen rivets in action before here's the basic idea this peg here looks like kind of funny nail but we have this collar up here I think is made of aluminum most of the time so this fits in here and inside there's something that's going to grab on to this nail part and start pulling it but it can't pull past this sort of collar thing it just squishes it out all sort of weird wide funny shape eventually it breaks right off now in this case the nail part came here and the aluminum part shot off but normally what we'll do is we'll have this piece of aluminum running through what we're trying to hold together so this
willjust sort of stay on there...
and it'll just be wedging from both sides holding it in place my favorite part about that entire explanation is that Nate can't get away from the fact that he said here's the basic idea to explain how this would work so Nate right now is working on getting our
boomerangand going so we're gonna do our paint sticks here is we're going to shave down one side of each of these to about half the thickness for the paint stick itself and then the other side we're going to round out along with the edges here that should give us shape and want to
backtested it this phone
willdissolve if we try to spray-paint this we don't have anything to seal it right now so we're only that one white when you leave our
metaleverything else is gonna get color right we do we've been practicing we've been practicing with the standard ones we have tried any of the experimental ones so far turns out guys I really suck it throwing moorings this one I've managed to make them
backto me but like so much more power and spin so much more what if I were to tell you that's all of my power impossible help a little more okay still more spin it needs to be like a blade
comeon your hand oh yeah when Nate throws it you can hear it spin when I throw it you can hear my failure on the wind wel
comeMike well I don't know where it goes I just hear it go zipping past my head when he throws it this one is interesting because there's no...
weight behind it but again I don't think I've got the the flick of my wrist right when I'm throwing these think you're gonna have to try this one I don't know if you're gonna have to dodge all right go for it whoa we have the sides that we sanded down and we have the sides that we didn't stand out well we round it a little bit but in wing you shape goes down that way and that's what's called the leading edge and so best way I found to throw these leading edge goes first so the tapered part is behind as you're throwing it so you don't want to throw it cutting into the wind with the wedge you want the big rounded edge and honestly what I found works best is just throwing it straight up and down out in front of you that one just sounds cool I mean if I threw it that way it came over here so you don't have to be afraid if I'm throwing it it's okay yep it went up that's really cool though and it broke okay that sounded like it did some damage doesn't it yeah last time we need
boomerangs that we were on nice soft grass this dirt is much harder yeah not a great return on the big ones all right we've got our large flight-test foam
boomerangI do what's it just preface this is we didn't build this as well as they build their skies you should see their six-foot one it's awesome there's also the fact that it's pretty lightweight and even a slight breeze can really affect this but I'm gonna try...
it here goes Wow what that works so much better than we could hope for yeah that was awesome there we go I want to through too far up still caught it it
comes down slow so I have been kind of joking at first but if you wanted to make a
giantcosplay from a shuriken from Naruto and lots of other anime this would actually work very very well because you could actually get this in flight dust our deaths our Death Star I mean a different kind of Death Star alright I'm gonna throw it that way yes so if it curves there's like nothing for it to hit I'm very excited the problem is if it does work honestly that's the worst case scenario here is that it works perfectly and coming
backat is like a blender we're just gonna stay out of its path no curved fat just that is just a blade of death it did a little wobble thing it definitely didn't curve but it like wobbled a little bit and then just went surprisingly straight and deadly so what we have here is a few returning
boomerangs for fun and then one hunting
boomerangmight be worth revisiting some time using better
metalgrinding tools to get a better wing shape out of it so guys making
boomerangs out of paint sticks like it tells how to do in the book super fun doesn't take that much time a little bit of trial and error to get it to work scaling up we had okay results with the larger paint sticks we had terrible results with the
boomerangalthough maybe worth revisiting...
later that's not terrible that was awesome in terms of returning terrible results and then our