Wooden Locks

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Project by jrpull posted 05-10-2013 08:06 PM 1289 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not sure if anyone has tried building these locks but I was given this book authored by Tim Detweiler. He has put five locks to build in this book and they are very interesting to build and challenging also. They have to be just right to work proper. If building small projects is something you like to do I really recommend trying these locks.

-- Walnut Junky

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#1 posted 05-10-2013 08:14 PM

Very Cool! I tried building one from Steve Goods Scrollsaw Workshop, so far it’s kicking my butt, but eventually I’ll beat it into submission.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#2 posted 05-10-2013 09:23 PM

Great craftsmanship.

-- Eugenie Woodcraft

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#3 posted 05-10-2013 09:31 PM

You’ve got a “lock” on this project!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at:

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#4 posted 05-10-2013 10:30 PM

The imagination, ingenuity and skill of some of you guys never ceases to amaze me.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#5 posted 05-10-2013 10:37 PM

What, locks and no bagels? As Dave said, you have locked in on these and they are good looking!

I have a locksmith friend, who had asked me on several occasions, to make some wooden locks but I never did. This DOES sound like a fun project an maybe now I will try one … or two … or …!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 05-10-2013 10:59 PM

Yes I agree, definitely going into my project bank. Would make great gifts

-- "If you want it, I can build it"

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#7 posted 05-10-2013 11:21 PM

Those are really cool and they work too!!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 05-11-2013 12:42 AM

Neat, nice wood accents.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 05-11-2013 02:27 AM

Amazing work, I’ve seen wooden locks before and they just amaze me. I should try them sometime.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#10 posted 05-11-2013 07:31 AM

Those are brilliant. Very clever.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#11 posted 05-11-2013 08:51 PM

Did I miss something what book? Alistair ps love the locks

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 05-11-2013 10:28 PM

These look like a lot of fun! Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#13 posted 05-16-2013 03:59 AM

Thats an awesome project, are they time consuming?
Great work!

-- MrHart

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#14 posted 05-16-2013 01:17 PM

They can be a little time consuming MrHart but they are fun to build and see them working in the end. With a little practice a person could get faster at making them.

-- Walnut Junky

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