Wooden Padlock

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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 11-01-2009 04:57 AM 5833 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another lock that I made from plans that came from a book called Making Working Wooden Locks by Tim Detweiler.

Tim Detweiler is a retired locksmith. He took the locks he used to work on and designed many of them entirely out of wood. His books are exciting very detailed on how to make the locks. For those of you that like to make intricate projects these are fun. This lock is made out of bloodwood, oak, and ebony the internal springs are out of ash. They are not small as you can see the quarter as a reference.

Checkout his books at Amozon. You may be able to look inside the book.

These were really a fun thing to make even thought the tolerances for the parts are pretty tight. Every lock I made I used exotic woods from WoodCrafters. The hasp which is out of oak works and is my design.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#1 posted 11-01-2009 05:05 AM

That is very interesting.

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#2 posted 11-01-2009 05:14 AM

Very cool.

-- Robert in middle TN

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#3 posted 11-01-2009 05:42 AM

Really neat. To intricate for me. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 06:00 AM

I love it!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#5 posted 11-01-2009 06:20 AM

Hey Dale
A neat fun and wonderful padlock


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#6 posted 11-01-2009 07:53 AM

One more beautiful lock and thanks for the book reference. You are also an excellent photographer. Will love to see more from you.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 11-01-2009 08:25 AM

Really nice work You are doing .
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#8 posted 11-01-2009 12:58 PM

Another fine lock, I am buying the book to try some.

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#9 posted 11-02-2009 06:27 AM

Great stuff! Thanks for sharing these with us. Inspirational.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#10 posted 08-17-2011 08:29 AM

These are ingenious. Perhaps they can work well as effective security systems. In that sense, we would also be eco-friendly.

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