My first warded lock; 100% wood & it does work ..

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Project by mudbone posted 09-05-2010 04:29 AM 3571 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first lock i made, what a job too. I ended up with pretty much scrap also. But i quess that’s woodworking. The lock does lock and unlock with the key. Just like a master lock would. Shackle is made from butternut. Body is cocobolo, mahogany, butternut, teak & walnut. Not sure what i made the key from. Finish is spray lacquer from can. There are 4 more types of locks that i will do next. Book says that this was the easiest one to make out of the bunch. I will keep you posted.

-- Rick

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#1 posted 09-05-2010 04:48 AM

nice. how do you get the shackle to be so round? looks just perfect.

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#2 posted 09-05-2010 04:51 AM

very cool!

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#3 posted 09-05-2010 05:27 AM

i cut it out of 3/4 inch wood, then used a 3/8 radius router bit on my router table. worked pretty good. thanks.

-- Rick

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#4 posted 09-05-2010 12:44 PM

that’s awesome!

my hat goes off to you :)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#5 posted 09-05-2010 03:21 PM


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

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#6 posted 09-05-2010 03:49 PM

Looks incredible- How big is it?

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#7 posted 09-05-2010 08:25 PM

Looks great. I love to make wooden locks

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

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#8 posted 09-05-2010 09:15 PM

Lot of work in there! Well done.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#9 posted 09-05-2010 09:45 PM

Nice looking lock. Pic 2-Looks like the back has some interesting grain.

Where’d you get the plans?

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#10 posted 09-05-2010 10:26 PM

Very nice Rick, I look forward to seeing how the other 4 locks turn out.

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#11 posted 09-06-2010 03:41 AM

That is too cool. And it works! Awesome. Very nice work.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#12 posted 09-06-2010 07:00 AM

Great piece to put on the coffee table

-- Norman

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#13 posted 01-21-2011 04:57 AM

Very cool and quite unique

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