i desired my banner to really have the look it was waving within the wind. With this project, the ArborTech was used by me turbo air air plane accessory that continues on an angle grinder, but it is perhaps maybe not essential if you do not occur to acquire one. In reality, there is a number of various practices that you may use to accomplish the same impact therefore simply because there is no need the exact same tools that i may be utilizing, do not compose this project off as one thing you cannot do. We strongly suggest watching the embedded video to get an idea that is good of each step of the process requires. There is just so much I’m able to convey through still images and a video clip with voice over can paint a far greater image often. Without further ado, let us begin!
Action : Components & Tools
For materials, it’s pretty straight forward.
- You need some type of computer and printer to help you print off the templates
- Clear packaging tape
- An item of slim stock for the banner stripe template (3’4 1/4″ long, 2″ high, approx 1/4″ dense)
- Craft Spray Adhesive
- Five right 8′ long 2x4s
- Wood glue
- Painter’s tape
- High-temp HVAC foil tape
- Black spray paint
- Masking product (for example. Newspaper, butcher paper, synthetic fall fabric etc.)
- Some sort of lumber finish (for example. SPAR Urethane, Polyurethane, Lacquer, etc.)
- D-rings for hanging completed item
- Scissors, tape, and razor blades (or knife that is exacto to cut out and patch together the templates
- Tape measure
- Bandsaw (Steps with bandsaw might be completed with a jigsaw as well as a hand-held coping saw)
- Spindle sander (procedures with spindle sander could possibly be carried out by hand sanding)
- Planer (procedures with planer might be finished with tablesaw)
- Jointer (procedures with jointer might be finished with tablesaw)
- Miter saw (procedures with miter saw might be finished with handsaw)
- Pipe/Bar clamps
- Angle grinder with lumber attachment that is carvingi.e. ArborTech’s Turboplane)
- Flap disk sanding accessory
- Sand paper
- Propane torch
- Rotary device with lumber bit that is carvingmeasures with rotary tool could possibly be through with hand carving tools)
- Brush for applying finish
Step : Design & Templates
To produce the waving appearance, I experienced the concept to utilize a curved template with 13 offsets (one for every stripe when you look at the banner). I quickly could locate the curvy line onto each stripe board but start every one at a unique offset mark regarding the template. When all the panels are cut down and set together, it makes a diagonal revolution pattern.
down load the PDF template above and print it away on your desktop
Cut it down, patch together the parts, and secure it with tape
For a subsequent area, you will need to locate the union movie movie stars on the banner. There are a number of options you have to do this however the fastest and simplest, I think, is always to just download the template below and cut fully out each one of the movie movie stars by having a knife that is exacto energy blade.
down load the PDF template above and print it away on your pc
Cut it away, patch together the parts, and secure it with tape
place a layer of packing tape over the back and front of this template to thicken it up
cut right out all of the movie stars extremely exactly by having a knife that is exacto Utility knife
Action : Building the Curvy Stripe Template
when the template is cut right out, prepare a slim bit of stock to adhere it onto. This piece must certanly be exactly 3’4 1/4″ long and around 2″ high. You could get away with just using cardboard if you don’t have a piece of stock this size.
Then, use some art adhesive to affix the template down onto the stock. When your stock was not cut to size, you could do it as of this time given that the template demonstrably identifies how long it must be.
because of the template glued onto the board, now you can cut it away over at the bandsaw. You can use a jigsaw or even a hand-held coping saw for this step if you don’t have a bandsaw.
After cutting out of the template, it is possible to smooth the curves out making use of a spindle sander or by hand sanding.
The step that is last to move the offset markings from the template on the timber. Used to do this by scoring each mark with a computer program blade after which darkening each cut mark having a pencil when the paper template had been eliminated.
to get rid of the paper template effortlessly, make use of heat weapon or locks dryer to loosen the adhesive and just peel from the paper. In all honesty, it is not even all of that essential that the paper be eliminated.
Action : Dimensioning the Stripes
Step 13 is always to cut 13 stripes. 🙂 get started by cutting the stripes to 2′ 7.5″ each. It is 1/4″ more than their last size will likely be but will provide for some slop through the stage that is gluing. And also this enables you to effortlessly get 3 stripes for every single 8′ 2×4 you cut. Whenever cutting up 5 2x4s you will get an overall total of 15 stripes which means you’ll have 2 extras in case one of many others has some flaws that you don’t like.
The alternative is to obtain each one of the stripes with their last depth of just one 1/4″. Used to do this utilizing my planer, however you could in the same way effortlessly attempt up for grabs saw. If you fail to enhance the blade high sufficient to do so within one pass, simply raise it somewhat over half the height associated with board and then make two passes, flipping it end for end between cuts.
within the movie, I prefer my jointer to simply simply simply take from the rounded sides associated with the 2x4s then guide that square side against my tablesaw fence and tear each stripe to it is last height of 2 1/2″. You could just use your tablesaw and make 2 cuts per stripe (1 to trim off the rounded edges on one side, 1 to trim it to final height while referencing the square edge against your fence) if you don’t have a jointer,.
Action : Marking and Cutting the Stripes
With your stripe template, line up the edge that is first the side of one of the stripe panels. Ensure that the bottoms are flush then locate the line for the length that is entire of board. For the next stripe, fall into line the template once again but reference the offset that is first of the side. Do that for each stripe board you have whilst each and every time referencing the following offset mark in the template. Make sure to range each board as your mark them having to pay attention to also amount the offcuts while they will be accustomed make a flag that is second.
as soon as each board that is stripe been marked featuring its curvy line, go to cut each one of these out over during the bandsaw. You can do this with a jigsaw if you don’t have a bandsaw. Then it’s possible (however exhausting to even imagine) to do it by hand with a coping saw if you don’t have a jigsaw. Make your best effort to remain regarding the line whenever cutting, but it isn’t the termination regarding the world in the event that you veer down a little since this task has lots of forgiveness (all the flaws should be ground down through the subsequent actions).
Action : The Glue Up
with the stripes cut out, put them in your pipe/bar clamps into the order that is proper get ready for the glue up. We utilized titebond that is just standard glue but my banner is hanging from the wall surface within my workplace. If yours is supposed to be outside, make sure to utilize waterproof or wood that is waterproof (for example. Titebond 2 and 3).
Glue up each stripe and clamp to dry spending really attention that is special maintaining things square. It is also extremely tough to make use of caulling boards due to the wavy the top of banner therefore make sure to make your best effort to flush make things on the base.
As soon as it is dry, eliminate through the clamps and clean any glue squeeze off out in the base associated with banner. It is possible to disregard the sides and the top of flag since that may all get ground down into the next move. If a card is had by you scraper, that may work nicely for eliminating the components of dried glue. Otherwise, you need to use a grit that is heavy to smooth things down.
Action : Shaping and Sanding the Flag
To contour the banner, the TurboPlane was used by me from ArborTech. This really is a tiny steel disc with some cutting notches that attaches onto your angle grinder. This designed for extremely fast carving and shaping! Nevertheless, if you do not have the TurboPlane, there are numerous other timber carving accessories that exist for the angle grinder that could have just like comparable impacts. Find the one that works in your favor then grind from the sides of all the waves to smooth things away.