|Project by DaleMaley||posted 06-27-2014 02:57 PM||1179 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
A Georgia minister asked me to build one of these giant wood locks for an upcoming church event they are having. The lock will tie into the event’s theme.
I built 2 of these about a year and a half ago for a lady in Montana. I asked her why she bought them, she said they were gifts to her mother and mother-in-law. I’m not sure why you give this massive lock as a gift.
Because of the short deadline for this giant lock, I decided to try Nexabond medium set super-glue. It is supposed to fully set in 1 hour versus over-night for the Titebond II yellow glue I normally use.
The Nexabond glue worked fine on this project, and dramatically reduced my calendar time on building this lock. I was able to build the whole lock in about 8 hours in one day. Then I did one round of 220 grit and polyurethane each night for 3 nights to finish it.
If you would like to see more about my trials and tribulations of building this giant wood lock, see my web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/