We had a request for a large logo made from layers of wood. We were sent a picture of the logo and the measurements they wanted the finished piece to be.
To be honest, Jim took a guess at what the logo stood for (he guessed right.. I on the other hand had no clue), and after looking it up, we discovered it stood for Justice League. Google says…Justice League is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name. So there.
Since the finished piece was to be 42 inches tall and 27 inches wide, there was some computer work to do first. Jim took the logo and rearranged it until the proportions were correct. If you were to just stretch it, the spacing was off.
Once we had everything in the correct position, we printed out the logo on paper and headed out to the workshop.
First thing we did was trace the logo onto the plywood using tracing paper.
There were lots of different tools we could have used to cut it out, but since we were cutting through 3/4 inch thick birch plywood, Jim opted for the scroll saw. Reason: less tear out on the finished pieces. Of course it was slower going but gave a better end result.
A little cutting on the bandsaw…
Then the dreaded sanding. Someone should invent a way for sanding to be fun.
Before we could begin painting, Jim made a trip to the hardware store to buy white paint. I know lately the price of things is skyrocketing but I wasn’t prepared for the price of this gallon…$75. Crazy.
With all pieces sanded, it was time for paint. The background got a couple of coats of black paint with sanding between coats. (My turn to sand…divide and conquer.) The ‘J’ and ‘L’ along with the ‘shield’ got the same treatment only in white.
While I was painting, Jim made nanaimo bars. Soooooo gooooood.
Sorry…got side tracked.
Now, something I forgot to mention earlier, we needed to cut out one inch spacers. These spacers are to raise the white parts one inch above the black background. We painted them black so they would sort of disappear.
Something else I forgot to mention, the new owner plans to add lighting between the black and white parts to give it a nice glow, so Jim drilled one inch holes in the black background for the wires to be fed through. As well, pilot holes for the spacer blocks.
Now for final assembly. Everything was screwed from the back.
Ready to see?
There you have it. That’s what we have been up to lately.
The client installed the lighting and sent us a couple videos. Here is a short clip.