Wooden Lock [Fun one day project]

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Project by htl posted 08-15-2019 06:33 PM 693 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw Kelly’s [MasterSergeant] Wooden Lock project and just had to play around with one,

Not nearly as fancy as his but I got it figured out and love the click when it locks.

I build and bring in the house models all the time and my wife hardly looks at them but when she saw this she took it over immediately so a great project for the better half for sure. lol

When I was about ready to put it all together and sand it, I drilled some guide holes for dowels so I could have it all together and be sure it was working smoothly before gluing it up.
This way nothing can move around in the glue up to mess it up.
The key HAS to line up just right or you got problems.

Here's a video but again for got to turn off air conditioner so may try again if I can pry it out of my wife’s hands. lol

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#1 posted 08-15-2019 06:37 PM

I bet this was fun to make, realy looks challenging… Very nice

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-15-2019 06:39 PM

I like it – it’s big enough to lock the beer fridge

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 08-15-2019 06:56 PM

Did you get the plans from that book he mentioned?

My youngest son would love this thing.

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#4 posted 08-15-2019 07:15 PM

I found what I needed on the net and some great YouTube helpers.

I started to make it twice as big and then thought better of it and glad I did it’s just the right size and doesn’t waste a lot a wood.

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#5 posted 08-15-2019 09:15 PM

This is one of those projects that are cool to make. I think the challenge was well worth it. Really cool.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 08-16-2019 05:44 AM


-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#7 posted 08-16-2019 10:33 AM

They are a fun project, nice job

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 08-16-2019 01:29 PM

That’s pretty cool!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 08-16-2019 01:57 PM

AND THIS TIME you didn’t have to worry about bumpers and headlights and mirrors LOL a very kewl lock for sure GREAT JOB :<)))) gratz top 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#10 posted 08-17-2019 12:45 AM

But Tony I did have to worry about the LOCKS. O MY!!!

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#11 posted 08-18-2019 08:16 PM

I had a woman ask me to make one with a see through front, for her autistic son that loves locks.

I used a clear plastic front instead of wood, so the child could see it.

He liked it so much that he wore out the key in a couple of weeks, so I shipped the mother 2 more keys :)

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#12 posted 08-18-2019 10:21 PM

Nice job Dale, Beautiful workmanship!!!

Thanks all for checking it out

and give it a try your sure to learn something and have some fun too!!!

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