A Place for my Lock Collection

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Project by GaryK posted 04-01-2009 05:46 AM 3546 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed someplace to put my lock collection and I made the Slant Top Desk/Secretary years ago with the idea of using the top for just that purpose.

Here’s the first project I posted on Lunberjocks:

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In fact if you look at the at the above project you can see some locks sitting on the second shelf.

I just took a piece of Peruvian walnut, added a couple of pieces on the back to hold it at the proper angle.

Then just a lot of laying out and drilling holed.

These are all High Security locks. Each has a different type of key. None is your standard front door key.

The panels can be removed so that I can add locks as I acquire them. The top shelf is just waiting for the bottom two to get full.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 04-01-2009 06:52 AM

Very nice idea.
A lock is for safe keeping, a collections of locks have be be safely kept.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 04-01-2009 07:16 AM

Most excellent work

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 04-01-2009 11:44 AM

Very special Gary! When I grow up I want to be just like you!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#4 posted 04-01-2009 01:27 PM

COOL project and locks.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#5 posted 04-01-2009 02:26 PM

So…. do the handcuffs get a lot of use around the house? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 04-01-2009 03:03 PM

Charlie stole my Thunder!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#7 posted 04-01-2009 03:24 PM

those are some nice locks.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 04-01-2009 04:49 PM

Very nice.

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#9 posted 04-01-2009 09:06 PM

Nice idea . What’s up with this eclectic hobby?
I would never have thought of it.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#10 posted 04-01-2009 09:07 PM

My boss would pay you for locks. Being a locksmith myself and somewhat of a collector also I likes.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#11 posted 04-01-2009 09:16 PM

Kudos to Charlie for saying what was thought by more than admit. I am in the group that never thought about people collecting locks.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#12 posted 04-01-2009 11:59 PM

Charlie – Only with uninvited guests.

I was a locksmith for a very short time.

Mike – I’m sure there’s something there you have never seem before.

Do you have anything you think I might be interested in?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 04-02-2009 05:43 AM

Nice Gary. Say is that sailboat on the top of picture #6 one that you made?

-- Martin, Kansas

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#14 posted 04-02-2009 06:04 AM

Very nice gary. Great collection.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 04-02-2009 08:13 PM

Woodhacker – Yes, that a model of the USS Constitution I made.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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