0:00 Making a dye stain project
1:32 Sculpted wooden mask
6:50 How to dye wood
12:30 Cutting a Batgirl logo
15:05 Wipe-on Varnish Finish
Well, I can’t say that anyone else would want to make this project, but it was super cool to me! I made a sculpted Oracle mask. If you don’t know who Oracle is, she’s Batgirl. Or she used to be Batgirl. After Batgirl was paralyzed in 1988, she reinvented herself and became a computer expert and the information lynchpin for the DC comics universe. I always loved Oracle because she’s an empowering female, disabled hero. We need more of these characters.
I made my own 3D model using artwork that I found online. This was the basis before I made my own modifications. Oracle mask art: https://www.deviantart.com/nathehunt/art/Oracle-Mask-58588274
While you may never want to make this, I use a lot of techniques that you may really like to try. I spend a lot of time showing you step by step how to use dye to color wood. Dye is fantastic, especially on woods that stain poorly like maple and pine. A lot of people think of stain to add color but completely forget about dye. I use dye way more than stain in my shop.
This video also shows you how to use a pattern to cut something out on the bandsaw and a pattern bit on the router table. Lastly, you get to see how I apply a wipe-on poly finish.
I’m confident that there are other ways to perform these tasks. This video is a glimpse into my shop and how I make things. If you want to follow along on my woodworking journey, make sure you subscribe and hit the notification bell so you are alerted to my videos.
Here’s a list of tools and materials that I used to make this project. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
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Forrest Woodworker II Saw Blade: https://amzn.to/3kezMHf
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