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    Afternoon All. When I got my copy of the magazine with the lock, my 7 yr old neice was there and saw it on the cover. She said that was cool and she would like to have one. After I have been reading some on the lock project.,I am planning on getting into the shop to start this by the weekend. This looks like it will be a great project. Will see if I can make it turn out correctly. Wish me luck.
    Here is the finished lock. My photo skills lack some.

    lock.jpg
    Ronnie
    Last edited by rcramer37; 03-13-2012, 08:56 PM.

  • #2
    Looking forward to seeing your finished lock Ronnie.


    DW
    Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
    John Wayne

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    • #3
      Keep us posted.
      I am sure you will do good..

      It's all fun
      Terry
      Craftsman 18"
      Delta 46-460 lathe
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      • #4
        Please post pictures when you are done. I like pictures.....

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        • #5
          We all like pictures.
          It is a great project. My suggestion is read the article through before you start.
          There are a couple of critical areas the angle of the spring slot is one. The parts list calls for 1/2 inch buttons they should be 3/8. There were a few discussions on this forum about the lock. Obviously if you have any questions this is the place to ask them.
          http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/pub...back/42875.htm
          Rolf
          RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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          • #6
            Have not forgotten. Still working on the lock. Have all the parts cut and part glued up. The key is a real pita. Have made 2 so far and not happy with either. Will see about making a jig to use the router table and a 1/4 bit to cut the slots. Might also think about using the table saw with a jig of some kind. Will keep posted on progress. So fay I am using maple for the outsides and cedar for the middle and the shackle. Looks nice. Will try and post pictures. Darn life keeps getting in the way of fun. If some of you are like me, you find yourself at work thinking quitting time hurry up and get here so I can get back to the fun and relaxing. lol. cough cough..... I think Im getting sick. I need to go home. LOL

            Ronnie

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            • #7
              It seems like more people have trouble with the key than the lock.
              Here is a suggestion. Or different approach.
              Cut a slot in one end for the key part, you can cut the slot a bit small and then use a sanding belt or flat piece of wood with sandpaper in the slot until you get a nice fit.
              Glue and let dry. Now mark the precise center of that end of the dowel and drill your hole. I drilled a hole the diameter of the dowel in a piece of wood on the drill press this will hold the dowel perpendicular to the table, slowly drill the hole in the end of the key.
              Now you cut the slot in the other end and you have the already glued part to give you a reference and help hold it.
              For one of my keys I chucked the half finished key in the lathe to drill the hole in the end.

              I highly recommend you use a forstner or brad point drill bit for much cleaner hole.
              Rolf
              RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
              Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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              • #8
                Well I posted the finished lock. Need to work on my photo skills. I used maple for the front and back and cedar for the center. I also use walnut for the key insert as well as key parts.


                Ronnie

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