After I shared the tip about using a magazine in place of a clapper last week, I got an email from Nicki. She gave a challenge to Sir Old Man to make a "clapper" in the workshop. Actually she shared a link to show how someone made their own clapper and then said she was sure Sir Old Man could fashion one for me.
That was enough to send him to the workshop! One piece of oak scrap +
one large table saw + router + sanding = one clapper.
Nice and square, smooth and easy to grip. Note the routed edge for ease of handling....exactly right.
So how did it work?
Perfect! It is long enough to cover the sting piecing blocks. And they are nice and flat.
So thanks to Nicki for the challenge, and to Sir Old Man for the new tool!
Update....Applause for the wood worker:
In case you have a wood worker in your home...... Here is a link to instructions to make a tailor's clapper.
More string blocks added.
The binding is sewn for the garden quilt. I just need to stitch on a sleeve and add the label.....and wait for a dry day for a photo shoot.
I love progress!