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Half mortise chest lock - Good, bad or ugly

01-31-2022 03:30 PM by Tom | 1 comment »

During the snowy weekend in New Jersey, I finally decided to install a half mortise lock in a joiner’s tool chest that I have been working on for some time. It’s a side project that I have been blowing hot and cold on for the last several months. Anyway, I decided that it should have a chest lock to be complete, although it really adds no security in my opinion. But the chest looks better with it. I have installed these locks on several projects and I always come away with mixed feelings about the quality of the install. For me, they are royal pain to install, working inside the box and marking out the various components and trying to cut to different depths. I do it...

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