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This part of my blog covers installing lock and hardware. I start by taking the lock and putting it on the inside of the top drawer and then press firmly to make a small dent in the drawer back where the lock pin sticks out.

I use my marking gauge to mark the same distance away from the edge of the drawer to carry the mark where the pin marked it on the inside.


I place the lock escutcheon on the outside of the drawer and center it to check to see how well it lines up with where it the key hole will go.

After centering the lock, I mark escutcheon where the top part of the key hole will be.


After drilling the top of the key hole out I place the lock in place and see how the pin of the lock lines up with the key hole.


After checking to make sure the hardware was the same distance down from the top edge of the drawer I then drill the all the drawers and install all the hardware.


After marking around the the inset part of the lock I use my saddle square to mark where the lock needs to be mortised out.


The next step, I use my chisel to cut around where the lock is to be morticed.


Now I use the lock to set the depth of the router bit.


After routing out the area where the lock goes I placed the lock back in place and draw around it to rout out just enough for the lock to flush the lock even with the inside surface of the drawer.


The last step is to set the router to router the area for the front edge of the lock .


Now I lay the lock escutcheon on the front of the drawer mark it and drill it.


The next step is to chisel out the area between the two holes to complete the keyhole.

Now it’s time to install the screws for the lock. I normally use a vix bit to pre-drill the holes for most hardware,
but in this case my vix bit is to large for the the small screws on this lock. In this case I use a small nail to punch a small hole in the center of each hole.


I now use a small gimlett to pre-thread the hole for the brass screws.


I now place the escutcheon on the front of the drawer and use tweezers to start the small nails that hold it on.


Having the lock in place with temporary screws I check the lock for the amount of throw the bolt has and find I have just enough.


Now I move on to the pulls for the drawers.

After checking to see if all of the locations of the pulls have been marked properly, I drill and install the pulls.

All of my hardware comes from Horton Brasses. Like Charles I have used their hardware for years and find all of the hardware top-notch with customer service to match. If you want your work to look good and last, it’s the place to go for hardware.

The next installment will cover the installing of drawer bottoms and applying detail to the top.

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http://mw.charlesneilwoodworking.com/

For a list of earlier parts of this blog here’s a link

http://lumberjocks.com/a1Jim/blog

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture



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degoose

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#1 posted 1319 days ago

Truly outstanding!

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sandhill

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#2 posted 1319 days ago

clap clap clap Great work Jim.

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patron

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#3 posted 1319 days ago

excellent as always jim

this is a very good build

i do have a slight problem however

could you take some of the pictures
through a mirror

i’m having problems doing this work lefthanded lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 1319 days ago

Very good presentation!

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1319 days ago

syug sknaht

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studie

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#6 posted 1319 days ago

Very fine work Jim! I so enjoy seeing the progress too. How cool it is to see a fine piece like that and even before finish. Brings chills to me to see a drill or router near it but that is what it needs to get it done. Thanks for posting!

-- $tudie

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1319 days ago

’After routing out the area where the lock goes I placed the lock back in place and draw around it to rout out just enough for the lock to flush the lock even with the inside surface of the drawer.”

Nice blog Jim, Did you free hand that router cutting?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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tdv

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#8 posted 1319 days ago

It’s looking great Jim I promise I’m going to make one of these in 2011 I love it
I wish you & yours a happy Christmas Jim
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Napoleon

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#9 posted 1319 days ago

a great lock-job and blog.

Jim you must make some more and follow it up with blog´s.

Great to look and read stuff like that while i am having my morning coffe :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Jamie Speirs

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#10 posted 1319 days ago

Jim that is a great great blog.

The unit is looking good, how much more to do?

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Eric_S

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#11 posted 1319 days ago

Wowie! A lot of work for a lock but it looks really nice. Keep the blogs coming :)

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 1319 days ago

thank´s for a great picturebook blog Jim
and Merry Chrismas

Dennis

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 1319 days ago

Nice work, Jim.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 1319 days ago

Sure is looking good, Jim!

I guess that old saying, “all good things take time”, apply here.

Lee

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 1319 days ago

Merry Christmas and Thanks every one.

Yes Bob I routered it out free hand.

Trevor I’ll look forward to seeing your Lowboy.

Jamie I just have the top to make and drawer bottoms plus lots of sanding and finish.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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