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Obtaining Suitable Wood

As I found out, wood dealers do not sell wood; at least, they will not sell you two 300 mm x 50 mm x 6 mm (12" x 2" x 1/4") pieces of a nicely figured hardwood. They will happily sell you a truck load of construction grade pine, though. So the first problem when starting out to make hardwood boomerangs was to obtain suitable wood.  Apparently, in the United States there are some dealers that sell thin, surfaced hardwoods in small quantities, but I did not find anything like that in Germany.

Here are some ideas for getting your hands on that small piece of hardwood:

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