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Message started by Saacson on Nov 12th, 2019 at 10:40pm

Title: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by Saacson on Nov 12th, 2019 at 10:40pm
Hey! Super excited to meet some seasoned slingers. Just got into it. I love trad. Archery. I went from attempting to make wood arrows right into making strip laminated boomerangs. Work at a guitar factory, so I get some nice maple and mahogany wood. Iíll be making boomerangs till I die! Love making them, and throwing them. I wanted to try something new so I considered the bolas but the sling caught my eye. I made two balearic slings and bought a few. I just finished making a marudai stand and am looking forward to making an andean style sling. Has anyone tried using dacron for making slings?

Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 13th, 2019 at 3:40am
Welcome from northern maine.  Plese show some pics of the boomerangs.  Yes.  There are a few people who use dacron.

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Post by cram on Nov 13th, 2019 at 3:59am
Welcome from The Philippines!

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Post by Saacson on Nov 13th, 2019 at 6:04am
Here are some booms Iíve made. Iím working on a five blader right now.
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Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by Saacson on Nov 13th, 2019 at 6:07am
Heres 5 blader wip.
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Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by Saacson on Nov 13th, 2019 at 6:09am
Here is an Al Gerhard style hook. Just put some brass weight in the blades.
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Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 13th, 2019 at 10:08am
Welcome from Pennsylvania!

Definitely some fancy looking boomerangs you're making there!† I tried once but it came out really bad, so I haven't done another one.† Do you have any videos of your boomerang throwing?

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Post by Kick on Nov 13th, 2019 at 1:04pm
Welcome from Finland! Those look beautiful. Amazing workmanship!

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Post by Saacson on Nov 13th, 2019 at 5:33pm
Heya! Thanks for the warm welcome and the compliments on my booms! Much appreciated. I canít express how much fun it is to make them and then watch them fly and come back. Unbelievable satisfaction. However much trial and error and tuning. Also a bit of technique in the throw. Here are some vids. https://youtu.be/TWCQ3cYCEmU
https://youtu.be/yCrpnZTZOQs

Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by Greenjay on Nov 14th, 2019 at 1:31am
those are nice "booms" how long have you been making them? howdy from (north) texas.

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Post by vetryan15 on Nov 14th, 2019 at 3:56am
Those aew awesome.  Great job

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Post by Saacson on Nov 14th, 2019 at 6:11am
Thanks for the encouragement. I started making molds for the booms around July of this year. So I guess august was my 1st batch of strip laminated boomerangs. I made my first boomerang out of plywood about 25 years ago. It flew well. I broke the wing off by accident. Duct taped it back together and it still flew well. Ha!Ha!Ha!

Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 14th, 2019 at 12:49pm
Beautiful work!
Oh, and howdy from South Texas! I used to spend a lot of time over in the Gaithersburg area, but havenít been there in several years.

Are you interested in doing any trading for a boomerang?  Iíve been looking for one with a fairly aggressive lift to throw in my smallish yard. Most boomerangs get caught in the trees before coming back, so I have been searching for something that can make a nice short loop.

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Post by Morphy on Nov 14th, 2019 at 4:51pm
Welcome from Texas! Beautiful work!

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Post by Saacson on Nov 14th, 2019 at 7:47pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Nov 14th, 2019 at 12:49pm:
Beautiful work!
Oh, and howdy from South Texas! I used to spend a lot of time over in the Gaithersburg area, but havenít been there in several years.

Are you interested in doing any trading for a boomerang?† Iíve been looking for one with a fairly aggressive lift to throw in my smallish yard. Most boomerangs get caught in the trees before coming back, so I have been searching for something that can make a nice short loop.



Thank you. Yeah, I would consider a trade. I think that a traditional elbo or hook boomerang would have to be relatively small to make a small loop. A multiblader has a lot of lift so it would also be an option. How big is your yard? What do you have to trade?

Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by Mersa on Nov 15th, 2019 at 12:49am
Welcome from downunder !!
Beautiful stuff , may I ask what guitar factory your working at ??
Guitars and bows are my kryptonite financially.
Well actually any fancy bits of craft work usually gets my attention

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Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 15th, 2019 at 1:46am

Saacson wrote on Nov 14th, 2019 at 7:47pm:
Thank you. Yeah, I would consider a trade. I think that a traditional elbo or hook boomerang would have to be relatively small to make a small loop. A multiblader has a lot of lift so it would also be an option. How big is your yard? What do you have to trade?


Iíve been making a lot of asymmetric slings lately.  I would be happy to make one of those for you. I attached a pic of a recent one I made for my wife. They have a leather pouch and finger loop with braided hemp cordage. Thereís also my monkeys fist keychains like the one Timpa did a  couple videos on recently:
https://youtu.be/gGq1Xw3csUk
https://youtu.be/FDCjXUtomuI

As far as yard size, I canít do bigger than about a 25í loop. The best boomerang reference I can offer is that I recently made a King-of-Random style 4-blade boomerang (https://youtu.be/BTkSpOdcl5U )from two 12Ē paint stir sticks glued together. It works in my yard if I stand in the right place. The pine sticks are just too soft and get chewed up really fast.
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Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by Saacson on Nov 15th, 2019 at 5:00am

Mersa wrote on Nov 15th, 2019 at 12:49am:
Welcome from downunder !!
Beautiful stuff , may I ask what guitar factory your working at ??
Guitars and bows are my kryptonite financially.
Well actually any fancy bits of craft work usually gets my attention


Thanks. I work at Prs. Lots of craftsmen there. My buddy just made a rosewood riser laminated with brass. Its a beast. I am looking forward to making some throw sticks in the future.
I am a lover of the mandolin. You guys have a world class mando maker named Gilchrist! Iíd love to play one of those bad boys!

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Post by Mersa on Nov 15th, 2019 at 5:43am
Wow PRS are beautiful guitars , I'd love to own one one day , there my favorite electric guitars , but at heart I'm an acoustic kid and love my martins.

Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by Saacson on Nov 15th, 2019 at 9:33am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Nov 15th, 2019 at 1:46am:

Saacson wrote on Nov 14th, 2019 at 7:47pm:
Thank you. Yeah, I would consider a trade. I think that a traditional elbo or hook boomerang would have to be relatively small to make a small loop. A multiblader has a lot of lift so it would also be an option. How big is your yard? What do you have to trade?


Iíve been making a lot of asymmetric slings lately.† I would be happy to make one of those for you. I attached a pic of a recent one I made for my wife. They have a leather pouch and finger loop with braided hemp cordage. Thereís also my monkeys fist keychains like the one Timpa did a† couple videos on recently:
https://youtu.be/gGq1Xw3csUk
https://youtu.be/FDCjXUtomuI

As far as yard size, I canít do bigger than about a 25í loop. The best boomerang reference I can offer is that I recently made a King-of-Random style 4-blade boomerang (https://youtu.be/BTkSpOdcl5U )from two 12Ē paint stir sticks glued together. It works in my yard if I stand in the right place. The pine sticks are just too soft and get chewed up really fast.


Very nice sling! My wife tried slinging some walnuts for the first time a couple of weeks ago and loved it. She is a natural. She still makes fun of me when I braid though. She asks how my crocheting is going! Ha!Ha!Ha!
I have some hard wood. Oak is probably the best choice. Its very durable. I had an oak rang hit a soccer goal post full force and didnít do much at all to it.

Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by Saacson on Nov 15th, 2019 at 11:40am

Mersa wrote on Nov 15th, 2019 at 5:43am:
Wow PRS are beautiful guitars , I'd love to own one one day , there my favorite electric guitars , but at heart I'm an acoustic kid and love my martins.


I am an acoustic guy too. Martins are excellent sounding guitars! Their factory is a stones throw away from us. (Pun intended)

Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by Mersa on Nov 15th, 2019 at 5:04pm
Again I'm jellous , sounds like a great spot to work , and that close to the Martin factory , I'd love to visit both one day , but I'm in the land down under so every trip is costly.
Would love to work with wood and be more of a crafts man , I'm an arborist so I work with wood but it's living (or about to die).
Your a slinger, archer and craftsmen. Sounds like my type of guy. Any chance you do some woodsman stuff , hunt and play chess??

Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by Saacson on Nov 15th, 2019 at 6:36pm
Yes. I deer hunt with a recurve bow.† I like being outside in the winter months and venison is great! I had to take this year off because my shoulder started bothering me. I hope next year to get back to it. Are you a hunter? Iím sure there is some great hunting down under. Canít imagine the diverse species there. I watch the ďSnake BossĒ sometimes. I didnít know there were so many pythons and poisonous snakes down there.
Yes I play chess. It has been awhile since I played. I saw a russian play once. It blew my mind. He told his opponent to pick a square on the board and thats where he would put him in check mate. He totally did it and narrated what he was doing the whole time. His opponent and I just looked at each other with our eyes bugged out. I was next in line. He won. But he gave me a comliment. Chess is weird in that it is so diverse in the playing field. For instance. I played all my friends one day and beat them all. Mostly because I was studying the game and they werenít. Then I get on line and a seven year old kid beats me! Ha!Ha!Ha!
You are an arborist. That is interesting. Trees are so awesome! I love them. I have pine, maple, cypress and Holly in my yard. My last name means ďgarden of hollyĒ.

Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by Rat Man on Nov 15th, 2019 at 11:20pm
Yo from South Jersey!

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Post by Saacson on Nov 16th, 2019 at 3:55pm
Yo, My wife is from south jersey! Her pops had a store in pennsauken back in the 80ís

Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 16th, 2019 at 6:41pm
I actually was raised in south Jersey.  But couldn't deal with it anymore

Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by Mersa on Nov 16th, 2019 at 7:28pm
Pm sent  ;)

Title: Re: Hello from eastern shore md. USA
Post by Rat Man on Nov 22nd, 2019 at 8:00pm

Saacson wrote on Nov 16th, 2019 at 3:55pm:
Yo, My wife is from south jersey! Her pops had a store in pennsauken back in the 80ís


I'm not very far from Pennsuaken. I'm in Camden County in a tiny town called Erial. It's part of Gloucester Township.

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