In this tutorial, You will learn how to Easily build Working Cardboard Handcuffs.
These Handcuffs are inspired from Startrek. in the series, they have Neodyme magnets that allow them to stay closed..I decided to modify the original design by creating and adding a working locking mechanism with a key so that they can be functional handcuffs. I hope you find this Diy Working Cardboard handcuffs tutorial easy and helpful and as Always: Enjoy & Subscribe!
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Step 1: 01 - Glue Layers to Make Thick Cardboard
In order to make this design sturdy, You will need to use very Thick cardboard, You can make that yourself by Gluing several layers of cardboard together... For this project, the total thickness is 11 Layers ( 4+3+4 as you will see in the next steps).
I have created this design on paper ( didn't use a CAD software) ..I will scan and upload the templates if there will be a demand on them..
Step 2: 02 - Cut the Layers
paste the shapes onto the cardboard using the templates, and cut them using a Dremel Motosaw or equivalent.
You will need a clean cut for this project to work , so I am afraid a scalpel will not do the job..
Like I said, I will scan and upload the templates if there will be a demand on them..
but for informtation, This design belongs to me and may not be used for commercial purposes without my authorization!
Step 3: 03 - Glue the Layers to Form the Sections
Glue the sections together to form the upper and bottom parts of the Handcuffs.
Step 4: 04 - Make and Install the Locking Mechanism
This mechanism is a bit complex to explain in this description, I recommend you either take a look at the photos, or simply watch the video to get a good idea on how it Functions!
As you might notice,It took me a lot of time and trials and errors to shape this mechanism and make it function flawlessly
Step 5: 05 - Glue the Bottom Section
Once done with installing the locking parts, test it out a bit then glue the bottom exterior section onto the handcuffs and You are done!
Step 6: 06 - Test
Congratulations, You are now the Owner of a unique design of handcuffs that you can use as a cool conversation starter with your guests!
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