Instructions for Making Klingon Hand Cuffs
By Lord VamPyr
I started this as I have not seen instructions for making Klingon Hand cuffs. I will try to include all steps and information required to make these here in this manual.
Step 1: Gather Materials and Tools.
Materials: 2 - 2"X4"X14" Wood.
Steel Ring 1/4 X 2"
D-Ring Latches. Just need the latch..
Narrow Hinge 1 inch.
Sheetmetal Screws #10 X 1/2
Rust Color Primer
3" or 3 1/2" hole Drill Bit.(I used 3 1/2")
Miter Saw or Table saw with a Miter Slide.
#2 Common Screw driver.
#2 Philips Screwdriver.
Sander.. ( You are going to need to sand the Wood smooth.)
Step 2: Cut 2 - 2 X 4 X 16".
Mark Blocks with Cut lines.Line Layout
Camp the together so you can safely cut out the 3 1/2 " holes. and cut them out.
Cut the Angle cuts using the Miter Saw.
Step 3: Sand Sand Sand.
Now sand everything.. I used a drum sander, a Belt Sander, and a hand sander.
Step 4: Now Paint It.
Now paint it using the primer. and sand it all again lightly.
Step 5: Add All the Hardware.
Now add all hardware. Add the screws, ring, hinge, and latch..
Step 6: Now Paint It Again Using the Primer.
Paint again 2 coats of primer and add hardware. I also included some rare earth magnets to help when keeping them closed when putting them on.(Not shown here.)
Step 7: Now Paint Everything Again.
Paint everything again use 2 coats.
You can add symbols and letters like I have.
Paint Klingon trefoil and apply with epoxy, and paint letters.
Step 8: Now Add the Top and Bottom Square Accessories.
Now add the top and bottom square accessories. I had to hand make these as you cannot just find them anywhere. Took me a lot of time to make as I want to be able to make them available to the group.
So if you need them email me or PM me on FB.
Step 9: Disclaimer
This set of Klingon hand cuffs are not exact to the "On Screen" used prop but are for a more manageable prop.
They are also fun to use for a charity Jail!