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Merenkov
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I like Richard Osterlind's use of a chalkboard for the reveal in several of his routines, but I don't need a fancy $150 Ultra Board. Can someone point me in the direction of a good source for chalkboards that are about the same size as Osterlind's? These things are harder to find than one might think.
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I've seen some at local craft stores for a few bucks (like Michael's Crafts)...
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Check your yellow pages for teacher/education supply shops. Last time I checked, they still sell student-sized chalkboards.
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Or ask some shops like this one (not necessarily this one) if they can make boards in the size you want with the wooden frame color you want...

http://www.hearthsidecollection.net/stor......lkboards
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Billy Boards can make you any thing you want. I love his frameless boards easy to carry, light. I use the 12X18 faux slate with rounded corner with the painted edges.
http://www.billyboardsmfg.com/chalkboards.html
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All great suggestions. Thanks!
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You can buy chalkboard paint at a craft store and make your own.

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Why do you wanna use chalkboard???
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In answer to Amira's question, I like the old-school feel of a chalkboard. It just has a little more character than a dry-erase board.
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On 2010-03-09 19:31, Merenkov wrote:
In answer to Amira's question, I like the old-school feel of a chalkboard. It just has a little more character than a dry-erase board.



ok..., your choice Smile

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If you are good at working whit wood, you can make you're own in the dimension you want. You can even buy some chalkboard paint in hardware store.
I also prefer the chalkboard over the dry-erase board, since dry-erase board are white and shinny, which make it hard to impossible to read under certain light. Even on instruction dvd you can barely see it right.
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I find them at 99 cent stores at times. It is hit and miss but great finds are possible at cheep places. And often they have the look that find great.
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Two Words: "Hobby Lobby" or Cratfs, Etc where you may be. Lots of different sizes and inexpensive.
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The boards I used on the Corinda video were purchased at my local Hobby Lobby.

As for the reason for chalkboards (Like my Ultra Board); you have to see the effect on stage with full lighting to appreciate it. A non-reflective black board with thick white chalk writing on it, seems to "light up" from any distance.

I first learned this lesson many years ago from watching a Ronnie Gann show. I was amazed at the brillance of the writing! Remember - this is a "performance" and the difference between just seeing the writing and having it jump out at you is like the difference between a closing chord on a guitar played at sf compared to fff!

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Thanks for the advice Richard! To Hobby Lobby I will go...
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