Wood Hobby This Is The Final Part Of Our Two Part Article On Making Laminated Boomerangs In The Previous Issue We Covered Selecting Lumber Cutting It Into Strips Steaming Them And Bending The Strips To Shape In Your Mold
Wood hobby this is the final part of our two part article on making laminated boomerangs in the previous issue we covered selecting lumber cutting it into strips steaming them and bending the strips to shape in your mold is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by jay with ID 12974644346 was uploaded on 17-02-2019 and has been viewed 414,706 times.
Making Beautiful Boomerangs - Part 2 Gluing and Clamping the Strips TogetherMy favourite glue for boomerangs is a two part epoxy mix of 50% hardener and 50% base.Unlike the water-soluble glues, the epoxy can be used with wood that may have a higher moisture content (8% or even up to 15%) and still glue-up very well.
Epoxy is also the best choice to stand up to moisture and severe temperature changes while the boomerangs are being used outside.Before placing your glued hardwood strips into the mold, wax the surface of the mold that comes into contact with the strips, using your fingers or a cloth.
Give your mold a coating of wax each time you use it for gluing your strips (photo 1 - left).The inside surface of the boomerang mold must be waxed to prevent the glued layers of strips from sticking to it.
A typical mold with strips fully clamped.Any quality paste-type wax will work well.Without this coating of wax your glued strips would adhere to your mold.With the wax coating, all that is necessary is a light tap with a hammer to remove your striplaminated hardwood blank (photo 2 - right) from the mold after the...