|Project by MasterSergeant||posted 01-19-2015 12:34 AM||1540 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I have more pictures and a nice working video at this site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelly_fuller/16312308902/in/photostream/
I just finished my latest woodworking project. For Christmas my daughter gifted me a book on wooden padlocks that very much interested me. I set out last weekend building one and here is the finished product. This was not an easy build, it made me pay extra-extra attention on my measuring and marking techniques. One huge hurdle was the shank, I cut the shape out of 3/4” oak and then hand sanded to 3/4” +/- round by hand! All the segments are built in such away that they had to be perfectly aligned in order for the lock to work. I spent a lot of time measuring and aligning to get it right.
I used Tung Oil as the finish. Later this week I apply a coat of wood paste wax. I like the red key, maybe it will be harder to lose being red! I really need to make a copy of this key! It is definitely unique to this lock, picking the lock would be difficult and would destroy the lock.
The two pin in the side control the operation of the lock, one is the key stop (keeps the key from spinning) and the other holds the shank in the lock body when unlocked. A fun build, a complicated build!
Thanks for looking, let me know what you think!!
-- Kelly, woodworker under construction