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Project by MasterSergeant posted 03-02-2019 08:54 PM 1348 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tested my woodworking skills on another wooden lock, this time a combination lock. The shank was the most difficult to shape. As you can see in one photo had to start over one. The tumblers were a test as they had to be exactly cut in order for the lock to work. There was a lot of precision sanding and mill work in this lock. The lock actually works; opening and closing smoothly.
The book “Making Working Wooden Locks” by Tim Detweiler was the inspiration for this project.
If you would like follow the link below to my Google Photos page where I have a video of the lock in action.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zmHKJz7NeoWQXHDj6

Thank you for looking!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 03-02-2019 09:55 PM

Gorgeous job.

Way ABOVE either my patience or skills!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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DMiller

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#2 posted 03-02-2019 11:41 PM

Very, very impressive!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#3 posted 03-02-2019 11:45 PM

Wow – that is amazing!

-- "Join the chorus if you can. It'll make of you an honest man." - I. Anderson

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#4 posted 03-03-2019 12:58 AM

Very creative! Although I believe a termite could break in!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 03-03-2019 05:39 AM



Very creative! Although I believe a termite could break in!

- woodshaver Tony C


very funny buddy-lol.but i gotta say thats some pretty cool woodworking skills here.a beautiful and functional lock.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 03-03-2019 06:44 PM

Love it. I have made the wooden locks with the keys and they too came from his book. My goal at one time was to try them all. Life got in the way. Have to say I have tried selling my locks and have sold only one. People like to play with them but not to buy. You gave me inspiration to try these. Nice work.

-- John T.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#7 posted 03-03-2019 06:56 PM


I have tried selling my locks and have sold only one. People like to play with them but not to buy.

I’m thinking maybe if you made a nice box and locked it up with your wooden lock maybe those would sell.

Very creative! Although I believe a termite could break in!

- woodshaver Tony C

very funny buddy-lol.but i gotta say thats some pretty cool woodworking skills here.a beautiful and functional lock.

- pottz

Hey pottz! Nice to see that you got a kick out of my comment! I also think that lock is super cool! I know that the mechanics must be made just right for it to work well and I bet MasterSergeant did it right! But I’m also thinking maybe he should get termite insurance! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#8 posted 03-05-2019 03:25 AM

I have tried selling my locks and have sold only one. People like to play with them but not to buy.

I m thinking maybe if you made a nice box and locked it up with your wooden lock maybe those would sell.

Very creative! Although I believe a termite could break in!

- woodshaver Tony C

very funny buddy-lol.but i gotta say thats some pretty cool woodworking skills here.a beautiful and functional lock.

- pottz

Hey pottz! Nice to see that you got a kick out of my comment! I also think that lock is super cool! I know that the mechanics must be made just right for it to work well and I bet MasterSergeant did it right! But I m also thinking maybe he should get termite insurance! LOL!

- woodshaver Tony C


-- John T.

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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#9 posted 03-05-2019 03:26 AM

With mine I added a clock insert in them and thought they would sell as a desk clock. But did not happen.

-- John T.

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#10 posted 03-05-2019 02:58 PM

WOW! Awesome!

-- Tichomir Toth, Slovakia, http://wood.wellcenter.sk/

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#11 posted 03-05-2019 03:01 PM

This is very cool. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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