wooden lock

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Project by firemedic posted 03-15-2009 10:05 PM 5102 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had a copy of Tim Detweiler’s book Making Working Wooden Locks for a few years now and I finally got around to trying my hand at one. While the plans have very specific measurements for the inner workings I found in reality the project to be forgiving for minor inaccuracies. I have to say the lock does give a nice satisfying clicking sound when you close it.

-- Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 03-15-2009 10:39 PM

Nice!!! I would like to build one of those. Are plans available other than the book? Might just buy the book if I can find it.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#2 posted 03-15-2009 10:56 PM

That lock is awesome.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#3 posted 03-15-2009 11:06 PM

Sweet! Did you find the plan on the internet? I would love to build a couple of them myself.

-- Jeff, Kansas City

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#4 posted 03-15-2009 11:21 PM

Cool! I’ve seen the book, or a book, before but never a finished project. Great job!

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#5 posted 03-15-2009 11:27 PM

Very cool, great project idea.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 03-17-2009 12:19 AM

You can buy this book on for $14.93. You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 12-24-2009 02:32 PM

Great Job! I also have this book and the second book also. These are great projects for small scraps

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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