Will a Giant Metal Boomerang Come Back to You?Feb 20, 2020
In today's video we're going to see if we can expand on our paint stick
boomerangbuild made earlier. Grant has been working on this book, 52 Random Weekend Projects for over a year and now it's ready, it's available for pre-sale and today we go. I'm doing one of the projects for this book, as well as expanding it to see if we can make it a little more interesting. This is one of the paint stick
boomerangs and I think you actually had a video on this one on how to make it. you can make a helper boomerang out of paint sticks it's pretty simple and these things are very effective so the functional boomerang throw is
backyou can catch it if you're brave and it works really well it's a fun project so not today we're just We're going to do that, but we have a few different ways that we want to extend this in two ways.
We don't know if they
willwork yet. It's a kind of experiment. Here is the basic idea in the book. 52 random weekend projects. We show you how to build a boomerang with paint sticks. Let's see if we can take that idea and expand on it in some fun ways. We're going to try to make a functional
metalboomerang, which I don't believe. We
willbe brave enough to try to catch it, it would be more like running away and turning them into
giantthrowing stars. Instead, we got some larger paint sticks. I guess if they have a 5 gallon bucket of paint, they'll mix them together.
I want to see if we can make a bigger boomerang out of that and then we'll also take some of this foam core that we got from the flight test. Thank you all, yes, and we'll see if we can make an even bigger boomerang. now they actually made a
giantboomerang of this same style on their channel, but it was theirs and it was like 6 feet tall, we're not going to be 6 feet, all we're going to make it is like the size of one of these sheets, maybe and Let's see if we can get that to work, so yeah, let's start first.
We're just going to glue some of these together. That's the first step: find the center of the paint sticks and then make sure it's a square and glue them together. with wood glue, then the sandpaper, but we're not there yet, so let's start by finding the center of the paint sticks, but we want to see if that will make them fly differently with the longer pizzas, yes. We're going to do a play by keeping the handle on to see if it can still be pulled and then once we do, we'll remove this part so that on the larger ones the handle has a little more shape than on our smaller painting. sticks so we are not sure if this will make the flight different so we will do a set where we keep the handles in the second set where we just cut that part off to see if that makes it easier with the
I'm trying to keep some of the proportions more or less the same. These paint sticks measure approximately one inch wide and 12 inches long. Our aluminum bar here is an inch and a half wide, so let's widen it. the length should be proportional, so instead of 12 inches we're going to use 18. Okay, now this one will be riveted instead of wood glue because wood glue doesn't work very well on aluminum, so we'll only have four rivets. here I'm not going to drill both at once because I want to make sure the holes are lined up correctly, so I'm going to drill in one and then make sure it lines up really well and then mark where to drill in the other one, if I had the right type of clamps to hold this on while I drilled both and made sure to square it, would probably be better, but I think this will work fine, we'll use rivets that you've never seen in action before.
The basic idea is that this peg looks like a funny nail, but we have this collar up here, I think it's made of aluminum most of the time, so it fits here and inside there's something that's going to grab onto this part of the nail and start to throw. but it can't pass this type of necklace, it just crushes it and gives it a strange, wide and graceful shape. In the end it breaks. In this case, the nail part came here and the aluminum part was shot, but normally what we do. What we're going to do is have this piece of aluminum go across what we're trying to hold together, so that this just sits there and it wedges in from both sides keeping it in place.
My favorite part of all that. The explanation is that Nate can't escape 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 metal boomerang up and running, so let's make our rods. paint here. We're going to shave one side of each of these down to about half the thickness of the paint stick and then we're going to round off the other side along with the edges here that should give us shape and we want to try them again. "This phone will dissolve if we try to spray paint it.
We don't have anything to seal it right now, so we're just white when you leave our metal, a metal, everything else will be colored, right?" We have been practicing, we have been practicing with the standard ones, we have tried any of the experimental ones, so far it turns out guys, it really sucks pulling tethers, this one I have managed to return, but I like it a lot more power and it spins a lot more What if Would I tell you that all my power is impossible? Help a little more. Okay, even more twist. It has to be like a sword.
Come to your hand. Oh yeah, when Nate throws it, you can hear it spin when I throw it. You can hear my failure in the wind, wel
comeMike, well I don't know where it's going. I just hear it flash through my head when he throws it. This one is interesting because there is no weight behind it, but again, I don't think so. I have the movement of my wrist right when I throw them. I think you'll have to try this one. I don't know if you'll have to dodge it. Okay, go ahead, we have the sides. that we sanded and we have the sides that we didn't highlight well, we rounded them a little bit, but on the wing your shape goes down that way and that's what's called the leading edge and the best way I found to cast these leading edges goes first, so the tapered part is behind you as you cast it, so you don't want to cast it cutting into the wind with the wedge, you want the big rounded edge and honestly what I found works best is to just throw it up and put it in in front of you it sounds cool, I mean, if I threw it that way it came here, so you don't have to be afraid, if I throw it, okay, yeah, it went up, that's really cool.
It broke, okay, that sounded like it caused some damage, didn't it? Yeah, the last time we needed boomerangs, we were in some nice soft grass, this land is a lot tougher, yeah, not a big return for the big ones, okay, we got our big flight. try the foam boomerang i do what is just the preface this is that we don't build this as well as they build their skies you should see the six foot one it's amazing there's also the fact that it's quite light and even a slight breeze can affect it really this, but I'm going to try it, here goes Wow, that works a lot better than we could ever expect, yeah, that was amazing, there we go, I want to go too high, I still got it, it goes down slow, so I've been kidding.
At first, but if you wanted to make a giant cosplay out of a shuriken from Naruto and many other animes, this would work very, very well because you could get this in flight, dust, our deaths, our Death Star, I mean a different type of Death Star. okay, I'm going to throw it that way, yeah, so if it curves there's nothing it can hit. I'm very excited, the problem is does it work honestly, that's the worst case scenario here is that it works perfectly and getting
backto that. like a blender, we'll just stay out of its way, there's no curved fat, it's just a sword of death, it wobbled a little, definitely not curved, but it wobbled a little and then became surprisingly straight and deadly, like this that what we have here are some boomerangs that return for fun and then a hunting boomerang by accident.
It might be worth revisiting at some point using better metal polishing tools to get a better wing shape, so guys making boomerangs out of paint sticks. like it says how to do it in the book, super fun, doesn't take much time, a little trial and error to get it working, zooming in, we had good results with the larger paint sticks, we had terrible results with the metal boomerang, though such maybe worth revisiting later, that's not terrible, it was amazing in terms of getting terrible results and then our giant foam that used the flight test foam worked pretty well.
I was surprised that the first time I threw it, I caught it, it's the exact same design we just made. i used the foam core board instead of paint sticks, scaled it up, this one in particular at least was making this really cute like a slow helicopter to give you enough time to catch it and it's its foam core, it really doesn't hurt even if it's Hitting You a Little Harder so go ahead the book is available for preorder get yours now check the link in the description good stuff this stick right at this point guys that's all for today but You know, we've always gotten more for you.
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