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04-04-2012 02:26 PM

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Hello there, im a new comer here, Im interested in doing wooden padlock by my own, im going to do a project that is wooden padlock with a heart shape, is that possible for anyone of you to share your experience in doing all this wooden padlocks.
Thank you, your feedback will make my project run smoothly.

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#1 posted 04-04-2012 03:16 PM

This is, imho, a pretty good book on the subject – “Making Working Wooden Locks” by Tim Detweiler.
With judicious searching, I daresay you can find a preview copy to look at somewhere on the internet.

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#2 posted 04-04-2012 06:28 PM might help. Although I’ve never done it myself, this is on my bucket list of woodworking projects.

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey

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#3 posted 04-04-2012 06:53 PM

I have done a couple of the basic locks from Detweiler’s book. They take a lot of patience and time. Overall I was very satisfied with the results. You should have some luck as I know there are several projects here on LJ where others have produced them.

Detweiler’s book is a great step by step (or layer by layer for the locks) instruction manual.

Best of luck.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#4 posted 04-05-2012 07:43 AM

Thank you guys for your reply, i think your fully cooperate in giving me information will help me to complete my project.

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