My first lock

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Project by deeman posted 12-21-2009 05:46 AM 1541 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first lock. It is made from walnut cherry and maple.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#1 posted 12-21-2009 05:52 AM

Fascinating, and … beautiful!

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 12-21-2009 08:21 AM

Awesome….is the maple loop two pieces glued together?

-- Vince

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#3 posted 12-21-2009 03:55 PM

The shackle is a single piece of maple cut into a U shape, then routed and sanded round. I have two books on making wooden locks. It was written by a fellow in Germantown Ohio. I hope to meet him someday. These books got me interested in woodworking again. The key is made of oak

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#4 posted 12-21-2009 04:07 PM

Wonderful job. Stunning.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 12-21-2009 08:17 PM

Nice work. Great conversation piece.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-01-2010 06:36 PM

Nice locks. They are fun to make.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#7 posted 01-27-2010 07:21 AM

I like these. Having been a machinist for 25 yrs. myself (in a previous life, it seems) I love this kind of project. Nice job!

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#8 posted 01-27-2010 07:25 AM

Very cool

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 09-15-2010 11:36 PM

Great lock I have made quite a few of these . These are the most fun to make and pretty staight forward.
Thanks for posting .

-- In His service ,Richard

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