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Another warded lock out of cherry, oak and maple.
-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!
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#1 posted 02-17-2010 03:10 PM
Pretty neat, does the key actually unlock it?
-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM
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#2 posted 02-17-2010 04:03 PM
i dont think it is an actual working lock as the curved piece that goes inside does not have a notch. From wht I know and see there is nothing to grab once inserted into the lock body.Correct if I’m wrong but that is my guess. You should elaborate a little more when posting projects. We are all woodworker,so as you can imagine we will have a ton of questions.
Nice looking lock though. your projects are always nice looking
-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.
#3 posted 02-17-2010 04:23 PM
The shackle has two flats milled that wooden flat springs catch on. The key spreads the springs and releases the shackle. I have two books about making wooden locks. The fellow who wrote them is from Germantown Ohio. I hope to meet him someday. I like making these because I can make them from scraps I scrape up. I do a couple craft shows at local churches every year around Christmas and sell one or two. My oldest sons says I am the worlds greatest at making useless things. LOL.The authors name is Tim Detweiler.
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#4 posted 02-17-2010 06:35 PM
Very nice! How do you make the “U” shaped piece of wood on the top of the lock, please. I have an upcoming project that calls for something similar. Mine doesn’t have to be a functioning lock, it just needs to look like one. Thanks in advance for any pointers that you may be able to share.
-- Build for the joy of it!
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#5 posted 02-18-2010 12:38 AM
Clever design. I too, would like to see more about the construction.
-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president
#6 posted 02-18-2010 04:45 AM
Thanks for the nice comments. To make the shackle is pretty simple. I take a piece of whatever material I am using and cut it to the outside width and about 4” longer and 3/4 thick. I cut it into a U shape also 3/4 wide. I the put a 3/8 round over bit in the router table. The carefully round over the U shape. You must be very careful doing this part, I had one blow apart on me. I use push blocks from the jointer. I then just sand the part till it fits the 3/4 holes in the lock body. The book Making Wooden Locks by Tim Detwieler is where I got the plans. It has very good drawings and techniques for making these and other locks. I hope this helps out. any more questions just ask.
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#7 posted 02-18-2010 10:08 PM
-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug
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#8 posted 02-24-2010 06:59 AM
Tim’s second book (Making More Working Wooden Locks) has a picture of a mortise lock like you would have in your front door with over 90 pieces. It has a working lock and deadbolt setup. I would love to have the plans to try that one! The only ones I didn’t try so far are the combination locks he shows in both books. Very neat projects to try and super job Dennis.
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#9 posted 02-24-2010 07:07 AM
A super cool lock
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#10 posted 02-24-2010 03:25 PM
I want to try the combination lock and make the safe from the second book. The part that intimidates me is the dial. I am not very good at carving and I am afraid the lock will be spoiled by a bad looking dial. Thanks for the compliments
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#11 posted 03-24-2010 10:43 PM
These lock are great,I have made a few also. Same book .Have made a few of combination locks. Takes a lot of patience and exact mearserments. It 3 combination, as a real Master Lock ,only it all wood. No metal parts in it. ALL the locks in Tim’s are working locks. Check out some I made on my projects.
-- In His service ,Richard
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