Introduction: Green Lantern Superhero Emblem - Oak & Resin
We've made a few of these in the past and have steadily been adding them to what we have decided to call our "superhero wall". We did things a bit differently this time, however, using oak as the wood and adding black paint to the inside edge of the emblem. It's another great addition to our wall and gets us a little closer to wrapping up our Justice League portion of the wall and possibly even our wood portion for the time being.
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Step 1: Prepping for the Scroll Saw
Instead of using a spray adhesive this time to apply the pattern, we opted for using full sheet sticker paper. We think it worked out much better and was a lot easier to remove than the alternative. Then we drilled holes in the piece of wood to allow easy entry for the scroll saw blade. Holes were drilled only in the spaces we intended to remove.
Step 2: Scrolling
The goal of this step is to remove all of the unwanted spaces. It's fairly self explanatory.. Just take your time and find a blade you are comfortable using. We actually ended up using three different blades on this project and it took us about 30 minutes to cut out.
Step 3: Prepping for Resin
We added another step in the process for this project, adding a colored inside edge where we would have left bare wood in the past. This was just ordinary black acrylic craft paint. Then, we applied a contact paper to the back of the wood and pressed it down firmly to make a good seal on the back so the resin wouldn't leak.
Step 4: Resin - Mixing, Pouring & Curing
As far as, mixing the resin, that will depend on the brand you use. Make sure you read the instructions for your type and brand. We used Famowood Glaze Coat, which we detail how to use many of our other YouTube videos.
As always, we poured the resin in slowly and tried our best to get the level in each section roughly the same. Once we were happy with that, we popped all the bubbles using a lighter, by passing it over the surface.
The whole thing was then left to cure over night or about 12 hours. Once that time has passed, removing the contact paper from the back is extremely easy.
Step 5: Finishing Up
The last few steps are quick and easy.
We cut out the remaining section of wood around the outside edge, cleaned it up on the disc sander and then removed the paper pattern. Then we sanded down the face on the best sander to remove any of the left over sticker paper residue and then fine sanded the face and edges down to 220-grit. Lastly, we added a few coats of tung oil to give it a little protection.
Step 6: All Done!
That's pretty much it. It's not really a complicated project, but it is one that's a lot of fun to make.
We hope you enjoyed this DIY project and the video that goes along with it. If you have any questions or comments please let us know, we'd be more than happy to help you out. Thanks for checking out this Instructable.