What would Batman do without his batarang? The Batarang is one of Batman's essential weapons, so why not make an enormous Batarang out of scrap metal lying around the shop?
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Step 1: Find Your Materials
As a great maker knows, you need supplies to make a project. Here are the supplies for this project that are needed.
-Black Spray Paint (must stick to metal)
-Sandpaper (various grits)
-A sheet of strong scrap metal
-An angle grinder (a dremel and lots of cuts off wheels will do)
-A printer and computer (for the template)
-Wood (To make a good template out of)
Step 2: Making the Template/Cutting Out the Metal
Using some scrap wood I got for $2 at a garage sale, I glued the template that I printed out onto the wood with spray adhesive. I cut the template out on my scroll saw and then sand the template on my 1 by 30 harbor freight belt sander to make it smooth.
After cutting out the template, I traced it onto the real metal which I had to first sand to make it smooth and able to be written on. After the good amount of time before dinner, I had a ready to grind giant batarang in my shop.
Step 3: Grinding Time
This step was by far the most precise and heart wrenching step. To perfect the batarang, I spent the better half of 2 hours getting the batarang nice and smooth for paint. This step was worth it though, as it meant that once completing, I giant batarang was almost done.
Step 4: Black and Yellow (except There Is No Yellow)
The painting part of this project was easily partly due to a brand new can of krylon black spray paint, and a sanding sponge that was used to sand down the paint a little after each coat. I repeated paint and sand about 3 times before I was happy with the end result.
Step 5: Thank You
Thank you guys for viewing the debut instuctable for The Nerd Lab, I hope you enjoyed this instructable and cool project. Feedback is always welcome and I will try to respond back as much as possible to you guys. As always, stay nerdy bros.
I would appreciate if you guys voted for this instructable and its contents so I could win some cool prizes that I could use in the shop for future projects with you guys.