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I have made most of the lock patterns shown in Tim Detweiller’s two books.
On my web site, I try to illustrate with photos how I made them….....
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/
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#1 posted 04-12-2012 02:32 PM
Great job Dale. I’ve made the first, simplest of the locks but haven’t done the others. Kudos for persistence!
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO
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#2 posted 04-12-2012 07:56 PM
I just began looking for his books recently, and could only find the second one for $300+. Does anyone know a reasonably priced source for the second book (I mean, that’s more than my organic chemistry textbook costed in college!).
#3 posted 04-12-2012 11:28 PM
I can help you find a copy of the 2nd book. Visit my web site, and email me from my web site.
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#4 posted 04-13-2012 02:08 AM
Very nice projects!
-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan
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#5 posted 04-13-2012 10:58 AM
yes very nice—-do they work?
-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch
#6 posted 04-13-2012 11:05 AM
Yes, all of these wood locks actually work. Many of them use a thin strip of ash wood as a spring.
Here is a finished example, an 1856 railroad lock. It has a sliding cover over the keyhole to keep the ice and snow out of the lock.
Here is how it works:
You can see how all the different lock designs work at my web site.
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#7 posted 04-13-2012 12:41 PM
Dale, you have a great web site, thanks for sharing it.
#8 posted 04-13-2012 10:37 PM
Thanks for the compliment on my web site.
I have documented close to 100 different woodworking projects I have done over the years.
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#9 posted 04-17-2012 01:50 PM
Very nice job :)the neighborhood thieves would love them (joke) hahaha
-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --
#10 posted 04-28-2012 01:12 PM
I developed a Sketchup view which illustrates how the warded padlock works:
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