Giant Wood Antique Lever Lock

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Project by DaleMaley posted 06-27-2014 02:57 PM 1686 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Georgia minister asked me to build one of these giant wood locks for an upcoming church event they are having. The lock will tie into the event’s theme.

I built 2 of these about a year and a half ago for a lady in Montana. I asked her why she bought them, she said they were gifts to her mother and mother-in-law. I’m not sure why you give this massive lock as a gift.

Because of the short deadline for this giant lock, I decided to try Nexabond medium set super-glue. It is supposed to fully set in 1 hour versus over-night for the Titebond II yellow glue I normally use.

The Nexabond glue worked fine on this project, and dramatically reduced my calendar time on building this lock. I was able to build the whole lock in about 8 hours in one day. Then I did one round of 220 grit and polyurethane each night for 3 nights to finish it.

If you would like to see more about my trials and tribulations of building this giant wood lock, see my web site.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 06-27-2014 05:01 PM

Wow! Well executed gigantic lock project. Did you have to make a hasp to accept that gargantuan lock?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 06-27-2014 05:08 PM


Fortunately, I don’t have to make a gigantic hasp !!!!!!!!


-- Dale, Illinois,

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