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Project by Peter Brown posted 09-08-2014 03:26 PM 3834 views 19 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wait, you want a practical project?! Sorry…

They say that necessity is the mother of invention and while I don’t claim to have invented the idea of a pint lock, this is the first one I’ve ever seen out of the wood. In addition I love how outrageous it looks with that giant old school padlock on it!

This is made with some soft maple, a small brass hinge and the padlock of your choosing! Just make sure that it’s not too heavy, or you will not be able to keep your prize upright! (mine was right on the brink…)


-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters





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Scott

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#1 posted 09-08-2014 03:40 PM

HA! Love it!!!

-- Lazy River Studio - Wooden Signs & Rustic Furniture by Scott - www.lazyriverstudio.com

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#2 posted 09-08-2014 03:46 PM

Thanks Scott!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#3 posted 09-08-2014 04:31 PM

It looks practical to me. I like it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 09-08-2014 04:38 PM

Funny yet practical! They look like ice cream handcuffs!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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mafe

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#5 posted 09-08-2014 04:44 PM

I scream,
you scream,
we all scream,
for ice cream.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 09-08-2014 04:52 PM

I scream,
you scream,
No one steals
My Ice Cream!

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#7 posted 09-08-2014 05:13 PM

Smart move!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 09-08-2014 05:15 PM

My problem would be that I cant manage to ever salvage anything out of a pint of ice cream. I typically finish it and end up fetal on the couch for doing so.

Cool project!

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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theoldfart

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#9 posted 09-08-2014 05:27 PM

Outstanding project, but I am with Stef. I inhale ice cream by the pint so I make my own now.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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MattIsBuffalo

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#10 posted 09-08-2014 05:32 PM

This wouldn’t stop me from taking a chisel to the exposed area and enjoying your ice cream.

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#11 posted 09-08-2014 07:15 PM

I’d cut the cardboard lid open and eat your ice cream thru the hole, leaving you the empty (yet still locked) carton in the freezer!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Peter Brown

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#12 posted 09-08-2014 07:19 PM

This tactic did little for the security of my dessert, but I did upset my spouse quite a bit. So there’s that! :)

In other words, I’m not sure I can recommend trying this! :)

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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jm82435

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#13 posted 09-08-2014 07:26 PM

Hilarious.

I can see making this, eating the ice cream, then putting the lock on the carton filled with water – so when they break into it they are disappointed. ha ha.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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JayT

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#14 posted 09-08-2014 07:35 PM

Kinda cool.


I d cut the cardboard lid open and eat your ice cream thru the hole, leaving you the empty (yet still locked) carton in the freezer!

- JoeinGa

I would have a different tactic. Submerge the padlock in a cup of water. When it freezes solid, either the padlock breaks from ice expansion or at the very least, the person who locked up the ice cream can’t get it open either. :-)

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#15 posted 09-08-2014 08:42 PM

Bwahaha! Boy, I can imagine the words you must’ve got, Peter. Nothing like a locked ice cream for getting given the cold shoulder.

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