Introduction: Batarang From Scrap Metal
I had some scrap metal sitting around my dorm last spring, so I decided to make a batarang. It didn't turn out as well as I hoped, so I attempted another over the summer! Here they are!
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Step 1: Supplies
For this project I used as follows:
Bucket of water
Scrap metal big enough for logo
Step 2: First Go Around
First I started with a piece of scrap metal. The piece used here was to thin and bent easy, so go for a thicker piece.
Trace the Batman logo of your choosing onto the metal, then cut it out. I used a Dremel 4000 and the "Batman Begins" logo.
As seen in my 3rd picture, I attempted to heat up the metal some. I knew this wouldn't really heat treat the metal, but it did give it a nice burnt look to it.
This first attempt is now a magnet on my fridge.
Step 3: Thicker Metal
For my second attempt, I started with a thicker piece of metal; a scrap steel out of an old tv set.
First, print out a template to trace. Then trace on the logo.
I then used a pencil to make rough cut lines.
Step 4: Cut It Out!
After clamping to a base, I used the cutting tip on my dremel to cut out the rough shape.
Then grind it down some with a grinding tip. If you have a bench top grinder, that would be a much better tool to use.
Step 5: Heat Treatment (Kinda)
I had no real way to heat treat the steel, so I just used a ceramic grill to find out what would happen! I don't think it made the steel any stronger, but I did give it a cool pattern.
Step 6: Final Product
Thats it! Try your best not to hurt anyone, but styrofoam dummies make great targets!
Be sure to leave a comment or any advise for me! Thanks for checking it out!