diy led epoxy resin wood wall art
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I decided to build an LED epoxy wood wall art and experiment with some resin technology.
Also, I made several major mistakes in this project.
In turn, I have to be creative to save the project, so be sure to read the whole article for more information.
This LED epoxy resin wall art contains purple luminous powder (glow powder)
Resin layer at the bottom.
Also, I used a technique to create a hollow tunnel for the LED light strip.
In essence, hollow tunnels make it easy to replace LED light strips.
This resin art tutorial contains many useful techniques and techniques that can help anyone who wants to create LED epoxy wood wall art.
In addition, the inspiration for this wooden wall art comes from Carnival.
I was born and raised in South Louis Anna, where the carnival was an important part of our culture.
By the way, the carnival tradition is much more red and green than most people see after the Bourbon Street Parade. :)
Epoxy light purple glow PowderOdie Wood butterro25 SanderSoft sanding Pad40 sanding sandpaper 60 sanding sandpaper 80 sanding paper 100 sanding paper 120 sanding paper 320 sanding clear foie gras GunRubber MalletSoft RagsChisel SetLED UV StripRocker switch w/ the wire Leads9v Battery9v battery connectorsSolderBelow is the tool and material I use for this project.
The Cypress is about 5 inch thick and very uneven.
Obviously, this is too thick for the resin art project.
In order to use the whole piece of wood, I need to re-scan it to 3-1 1/4\" each.
First of all, I used a 2x6 flat plate as a band saw resaw fixture.
This resaw fixture provides a plane as a reference point for the first cut.
Next, I drilled a variety of pilot holes, each sinking head.
I fixed it on the Cypress with a slightly larger screw than 2x6.
Then I made a mark on the cypress.
25 \"and set up my band saw fence so that the mark is aligned with the blade.
As I asked the blade to do the work, I slowly ran the wood through.
I removed the screws and put the Cypress through the band saw twice, and the flat side leaned against the fence.
After I finished, I had 3 beautiful living cypress trees.
First of all, I used the same scrap board as my previous resin wall art project.
However, the tape was torn in several places.
So, I covered the particle board with tape.
Next, I covered the whole piece with furniture wax.
Keep in mind that Vaseline works as well as furniture wax.
After the Packaging Tape was covered with resin, I fixed the wood to the pellet board with scrap wood seams and clips.
Next, I sealed each side and each end in the middle of the river.
In the previous project, I stuck the UV LED light strip to the bottom of the river.
In the end, if there is no sunlight, I use the UV LED light strip to charge the glowing powder.
Obviously, this is not ideal because the LED light bar will drop over time.
Also, it is visible.
I thought of a way to create a hollow tunnel in epoxy that is large enough to accommodate UV LED light strips.
In essence, hollow tunnels make it easier to install and replace LED light strips.
I just simply use the 1/4 \"transparent flexible tube with a rod in the middle to keep it straight.
Hot glue seals each end to prevent leakage of resin.
The tube is embedded in resin and the size is the same as the wall art.
Keep reading and see how this works.
First of all, I mixed a 16 oz high performance epoxy.
This is the first time I have used this resin and I really like the properties of it.
Next, I used a separate container to further mix the epoxy according to the manufacturer\'s instructions.
I often use luminous powder in many of my resin tables, such as this epoxy marine table.
Also, I use the luminous powder of ArtnGlow as it performs best.
First of all, I added 1 oz of purple glowing powder to the 16 oz resin and mixed it thoroughly.
I prefer to add glowing powder after mixing epoxy to make sure the resin is mixed correctly.
Next, I poured the first layer of resin.
I always cover the bottom of the river with resin and check for leaks.
In the end, I had enough resin in my first resin pouring to cover the bottom and go up about 1/8 \".
This small mixture can minimize resin waste if I do have a leak.
Then I used my mini torch to clear the bubbles.
I let the LED epoxy wood wall art solidify overnight.
First, I mixed another 16 ounces of resin with 1 ounce of fluorescent powder for a second pour.
I poured the resin on the first layer.
I then remove the bubbles and let the resin cure for 12 hours.
Because this is Carnival wall art, I embedded Carnival beads in epoxy.
First of all, my son laid green and gold beads on the top of the bottom 2 layers of epoxy resin and glowing powder.
Next, I mixed 14 ounces of resin and poured the resin on the beads.
Then I remove the bubbles with my hot gun.
In the end, the hot gun works well in moving the resin through the heat.
However, if there is dust, it may pollute the resin with dust, allowing the resin to solidify overnight.
First of all, I mixed 22 ounces of epoxy.
Next, I poured the resin on the LED epoxy wall art.
I then remove resin bubbles with my hot gun.
After about 4 hours, I repeated the process above.
First I mixed the 22 oz resin and poured it on the LED epoxy wood wall art.
I then remove the bubbles from the resin with my hot gun.
I let the epoxy cure for 24 hours.
First of all, I use my rubber mallet to remove each end of the resin mold.
Next, I simply removed the resin wood wall art from the resin mold.
It fell off the packaging glue effortlessly.
First of all, I cut off 1 \"from one end with my track saw \".
Next, I use this straight cut as a reference and mark it at 33 \"with my tape measure.
Then I cut the wire along this line with my track saw.
First of all, I use a pair of pliers to remove the rod from the transparent tube.
The pipe is embedded in the resin but the rod is removed.
Next, I completely pulled the rod out of the transparent tube.
Once the tunnel is completed, it will be perfect.
I decided to flatten the LED epoxy wood wall art with my router and router sled.
Also, I think I clicked the record on the camera to capture this step.
I did not realize, however.
After the first few passes of the router, I quickly realized that I set the router bit too deep.
So I shaved off the beads from the carnival.
In the end, I\'m going to scrap the whole thing from scratch.
However, I have always encouraged myself to have a way to solve this problem.
When I am angry with myself, the remedy to this problem will certainly not be revealed to me.
So, I decided to polish the wall art and call it a day.
I used the same sanding technique in this LED epoxy wood wall art as the wooden and resin baseball bat rackI I built for my son.
The following figure shows the top of the beads I accidentally removed as I explained in the last step.
First of all, I started with 40 sandpaper for this resin wall art because the router left a little line.
Next, I work in 12 \"x 12\" areas, Polish horizontally, then polish verticallytac-toe pattern.
I then repeated the process with 60, 80, 100, 120, 150 and 220 sandpaper.
For 320 sandpaper, I replaced the sanding pad in the sanding machine with a soft sanding pad and repeated the process.
I came up with an idea the next day.
First I mixed the 4 oz epoxy and split the resin into 2 containers.
Next, I use metal paint to match the color of the beads.
Then, I put the resin gently on the shaved beads as carefully as possible.
First of all, I wipe the surface with a wet rag to remove the dust generated by the sanding.
I used Odie\'s wood butter as Finish In LED epoxy wood wall art.
This is the first time I have used this product and I am very impressed.
Next, I used a paint stick and placed a lot of wood butter in different positions on the surface.
Remember, these things go very far, so I must not use too much.
I then process the wood butter into wood and resin with a rag.
Once the wood butter has solidified for about 30 minutes, I buffer the art of the wall with my sanding machine and a wool grinded pad.
I know I didn\'t completely cover the transparent tube with purple resin as I thought, but I thought I would go through that bridge when I thought about it.
It was not until now that I realized that the back of the LED light strip was pure white.
Houston, we\'re in trouble!
The LED light should point to the back of the resin wall art.
However, this exposes the white back of the LED light strip to make it look very stupid.
Basically, if the LED light strip is wrapped in purple resin as I intended it to be, it will not be visible.
It\'s time to solve the problem with creativity.
To hide the back of the led light strip, I painted the back in the same color as the resin.
First of all, I tested the acrylic purple paint, which is not the same color as the resin.
So, I mixed some red paint with purple paint.
The color looks like it needs more red, so I added red to it. This worked!
It matches very well.
Then I used the chip brush to paint the back of the LED light strip as much as I could.
Finally, it\'s time to test my tunnel and install uv led lights in epoxy.
Although I used the resin glow powder, it still needs to be charged through natural light or UV black light.
Also, if there is little or no light, I choose to install UV LED lights on my resin glow projectexistent.
The LED light strip is perfect for being in the tube, which makes it difficult to pull/push through.
Next, I used the bar I removed in the previous step to push the rope through the tunnel to the other side.
Then I tied the rope to one end of the LED light strip and pulled it over.
I cut the led light strip between the two contact points, roughly 5 \"slack.
Although the uv led light strip is 12 v, I powered it with a 9 v battery.
Basically, I think this will work because I only use the LED light bar of 2/3.
First, I flipped the resin wall art and carved a rectangle on the wood with my chisel of the same size as the 9 v battery.
Also, I am responsible for the 9 v battery connector.
I will detail this in the next step.
I then made a latch with a piece of scrap wood and a screw to keep the battery in place.
First of all, I welded the toggle switch and the 9 v battery connector with my helper.
In addition, the wiring diagram and welding instructions are included in the DIY plan.
So be sure to download yours today.
I carved a part for the toggle switch and fixed it in place with hot glue.
When the resin wall art was reversed, I turned off the light and tested the LED light strip.
In other words, this side is invisible.
The second one is positive.
I failed a lot and learned a lot and recovered well enough to call this LED epoxy wood wall art project a success.
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