Another Giant Wood lock for Minnesota Wedding

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Project by DaleMaley posted 09-10-2015 11:28 AM 1241 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently had a request to build another of these Giant working wood locks for a Minnesota lady getting married at the end of this month.

The main lock body is 1×12” common pine. The hasp and key cover are red oak oil stained with a cherry color. The key is maple and red oak. The 4 buttons are oak.

Inside, the spring is ash. Ash is excellent for the spring because it will bend well.

This is a massive lock in terms of size and weight. You can tell how big it is by the picture with the common coffee cup.

If you are interested in my trials & tribulations of building this giant wood lock, see my web site for more details.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 09-10-2015 04:10 PM

I really like this Dale.
It’s a great idea and I’m glad you show the inner workings too.
I also like your drying rack. I have one similar to it.
Thanks for sharing.

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#2 posted 09-10-2015 09:55 PM

Glad you liked the lock.

The drying rack is a very handy item…........I have painted or varnished hundreds of parts and dried them on this rack.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#3 posted 09-11-2015 01:25 AM

Wow. The mug really puts this into perspective doesn’t it. Thanks for sharing.

-- Joe - - There is no elevator to success. You must take the stairs.

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#4 posted 09-11-2015 02:50 AM

Years ago I forgot to include the coffee mug in a photo of some woodworking project I finished.

My buddy chewed me out because he could not tell how big the woodworking item was without the coffee mug for scale :)

So, I always try to include the coffee mug :)

-- Dale, Illinois,

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