|Forum topic by dbray45||posted 04-26-2011 01:39 PM||975 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
04-26-2011 01:39 PM
Looking for help—
I am currently building a jewelry box for my daughter and am having a terrible time finding what I need. I bought a little lock from the local Woodcraft store and after opening it found that it doesn’t come with screws. Looked at the Woodcraft web site and under the locks page, it says that it doesn’t come with screws. Looked further and found that Woodcraft sells the recommended #2 screws at 1/2” long. Now, between you and me, why get a 1/4” deep mortised lock for a 1/2” piece? Get a 3/8” lock. Anyway, the sides of the box is 3/8” so these screws won’t work. I looked on the web and found several sites that have #1, #2, and #3 screws from 1/4” the 1/2” but the minimum order it 10,000 count. I am not planning on making 2,500 or even 1,000 of the boxes. I did find somebody that would sell me 40 count quantities and ordered them. I will post the name when I get the screws. After all of this, I decided to check the lock and key function. Found that the key doesn’t work in the lock correctly.
Does anybody know where I can get some nice brass and steel butt hinges for 3/8” thick sides? I am also looking for a good quality lock and keyway in steel and brass.
Somebody has to offer them someplace but they are eluding me.
-- David in Damascus, MD