|Project by Dale J Struhar Sr||posted 11-01-2009 04:57 AM||4676 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
This is another lock that I made from plans that came from a book called Making Working Wooden Locks by Tim Detweiler.
Tim Detweiler is a retired locksmith. He took the locks he used to work on and designed many of them entirely out of wood. His books are exciting very detailed on how to make the locks. For those of you that like to make intricate projects these are fun. This lock is made out of bloodwood, oak, and ebony the internal springs are out of ash. They are not small as you can see the quarter as a reference.
Checkout his books at Amozon. You may be able to look inside the book.
These were really a fun thing to make even thought the tolerances for the parts are pretty tight. Every lock I made I used exotic woods from WoodCrafters. The hasp which is out of oak works and is my design.
-- Dale, Ohio