CLAPPER

You can make this clapper and be a percussionist! With this clapper you can accompany a harmonica, accordion, or any music making instrument that could use some backup rhythm.

The materials you need.

Here are the materials you need, the disks can  be cut from a piece of large diameter dowel wood, but can also be square if that is easier to be found. It must be hardwood to make a good sound. The two longer pieces can be paint stirrers ask for them at the paint shop or try to find two strips of thin wood, any wood. You need a block a little thicker than the disks and screws.

The disk are screwed to the levers, note the little pilot hole in the middle of the disk, also drill a little hole iin the end of the lever otherwise the wood may split. Use some glue also.

 

The disks are screwed to the levers, note the little pilot hole in the middle of the disk, also drill a little hole in the end of the lever otherwise the wood may split. Use some glue also.

Part of the arm or lever and the fulcrum or the block the joints the two levers.

The block is glued to the lever or stirrer first one then the other. You can use the tape to secure the two arms…

One arm of the clapper is done.

One arm of the clapper is done.

 

The clapper is assembled

The clapper is assembled

The clapper is ready to use in a percussion group

All done, decorated and ready to go, have fun alone or in a group, you can play with a tune on the radio or earphones…