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RussellAP

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615 days ago

Jocks, I found a place to get some accents for my furniture. I wanted to know if any of you know what a flush mount lock is. I have a chest I’d like to put one on, but I have no idea how it installs. I’d like to know before I buy one.

I need to know how you install this, I cant see one installed anywhere.

Thanks

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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 615 days ago

I suspect it’s like this except that a hook rotates up to a pin.

Does this help?

Kindly,

Lee

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#2 posted 615 days ago

I really want to talk to someone who has worked with one to see how it’s installed.

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casual1carpenter

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#3 posted 614 days ago

Russell, perhaps could you post a link to what style you are looking at? There is enough box builders that someone could perhaps help when they know what your looking at. I have a humidor build in my future sometime and I have looked at a few locks myself, but design is a ways off never mind the build.

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#4 posted 614 days ago

I believe that lock is a drawerlock. To install it, you mortise oropen mortise the inside of the front of the drawer until the lock mechanism fits then cut a keyhole through the drawer front. Mount the decorative bezel then the strike plate is mounted in the desk front with another dado for the bolt to go into. If you want a lock for the hinged lid of the box you will need something similar with a hook that pivots over a pin or strike plate.
For a box you will need something similar to this

http://www.horton-brasses.com/store/locks/boxlock

http://www.horton-brasses.com/store/locks/halfmortise3#closed
Bruce
Boise, ID

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RussellAP

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#5 posted 614 days ago

I didn’t really want to mortise anything. I will if there is no other alternative.

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huff

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#6 posted 614 days ago

Russell,

I believe they make that style lock in a mortise or non-mortise. The mortised type when mounted is flush with the back of the door or drawer front. The non-mortise would be simply mounted to the back of the door or drawer front. Either way, you have to drill for the key. You can usually drill a hole large enough for the top part of the key then use a rat tail file to longate the hole for the skeleton part of the key to fit. I’ve bought a number of locks from VanDykes restorations. http://www.vandykes.com/. You can order from them on-line, but you can ask for one of their catalogs. You’ll find a ton of stuff for making furniture, etc. and the catalog is a big help in explaining what each lock is.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#7 posted 614 days ago

Thanks Huff, I’m looking for places like that.

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