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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 1712 days ago 3779 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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CoolDavion

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#1 posted 1712 days ago

That is very interesting.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#2 posted 1712 days ago

Very cool.

-- Robert in middle TN

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#3 posted 1712 days ago

Really neat. To intricate for me. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 1712 days ago

I love it!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#5 posted 1712 days ago

Hey Dale
A neat fun and wonderful padlock

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1712 days ago

One more beautiful lock and thanks for the book reference. You are also an excellent photographer. Will love to see more from you.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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isetegija

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#7 posted 1712 days ago

Really nice work You are doing .
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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#8 posted 1712 days ago

Another fine lock, I am buying the book to try some.
Doug

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#9 posted 1711 days ago

Great stuff! Thanks for sharing these with us. Inspirational.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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boonelumber

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#10 posted 1058 days ago

These are ingenious. Perhaps they can work well as effective security systems. In that sense, we would also be eco-friendly. http://www.houstonfirstchoicelocksmith.com

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