16th Aug 2019, 06:29 AM #1
Wooden lock project [One day build]
16th Aug 2019, 08:01 AM #2SENIOR MEMBER
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looks complicated but very satisfying to get to work i bet.
16th Aug 2019, 10:02 AM #3
The one thing I did different was make the dowel for the key guide smaller so I would have more room for a fatter stronger key body.
Truly is a fun one day build and half of that day was watching all the YouTube I could find on the project.
16th Aug 2019, 09:13 PM #4Senior Member
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- Jun 2012
Looks like a good way to spend a winters day
17th Aug 2019, 10:21 AM #5
Winter It's near 100f in my neck of the woods mate. LOL
Been a great time to be in my small air conditioned shed, even then the heat chases me out around 2.
17th Aug 2019, 10:20 PM #6
My my Bruce, The gates must be huge for that lock BUT it should surely secure them!!
Nicely done sir, Cheers, Peter
18th Aug 2019, 02:06 PM #7
Great little project to play with and finesse until it all works smoothly. Did you draw up the plans yourself or download them from somewhere?
Any chance of a closeup shot of the plans?Cheers,
19th Aug 2019, 09:43 AM #8
[QUOTE Did you draw up the plans yourself or download them from somewhere?
Any chance of a closeup shot of the plans?[/QUOTE]
Here's the links I used to build mine.
The first is the picture I used to build it just copy it at a size that works for you.
The Dale Maley Family Web Site - More 1856 Locks
The Dale Maley Family Web Site - Minnesota Giant Lock
You could make your plans from this one.
The Dale Maley Family Web Site - 1856 Lock-Plastic Front
20th Aug 2019, 10:51 AM #9
Thanks very much for that. Have to wait for a rainy day and have a go.Cheers,
20th Aug 2019, 09:27 PM #10GOLD MEMBER
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- Jan 2013
Nicely made lock, well done.
Looking at the drawings just makes me wonder. Why did the U.S never convert to metric?. Imperial measurements are horrid to work to in comparison.
21st Aug 2019, 08:31 AM #11
A lot has to do with what you got used to from school as a footer [us] from birth I can use metric and at times find it much better but I can see and feel a foot long in the dark where as I have to think to us the metric.
Just my $.02
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