Introduction: Make a CLAPPERBOARD

I have just bought a new camera so I will to sync everything together so I made a clapper board to assist that task.

"A clapperboard is a device used in filmmaking and video production to assist in the synchronizing of picture and sound, and to designate and mark particular scenes and takes recorded during a production."

Step 1: Prepare the Wood

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I am using flooring so I had to cut a tongue off one side.

Step 2: Mark and Cut the Wood

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Start by cutting two lengths of the board the same size as show in the picture mine are about 25 mm wide.

Step 3: The Hinge

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To make a hinge I used some aluminium sheet which the wood was traced out on.

Then I repeated that proceeded now I have two pieces of aluminium when cutting, mine developed a curled edge so I proceed to flatten them with a hammer.

Step 4: Drill ,drill ,screw..

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Its hard to see in these pictures but I drilled two holes at the end through the metal then screwed this to the wood.

Step 5: Finishing..

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I wrapped a rubber band around the two pieces off wood while I drilled through the top corner to attach a machine screw and nut.

here it is except for the chip out which could be eliminated by replacing the blade, I am pleased with the outcome.


MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-10-25

Awesome build, it make a great sound!

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