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    What do we do with the cool locks we made ? Here is one idea I came up with. In keeping with the theme, the hasp functions like a real hasp.

    I can post a pattern for the hasp if someone wants to make one. The hasp is not a beginner type project. I tossed a few of them in the trash before I got three good ones I was happy with. This hasp is 1 3/4" wide and was cut with a scroll saw. The hinge barrel is the most difficult part. Getting both the leaf and butt barrels to mate up almost made me scrap the idea.

    This entire project, the lock, hasp, key and plaque was made from salvaged pallet wood. The buttons were store bought though, I just do not have enough patience to try shaping them by hand.

    Bob
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    Very nicely done Bob. Thanks for sharing it with us. Yes I would like to have the pattern if it is available.

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

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    • #3
      Wow Bob that is so cool, and a great way to display the lock & key........the offer to post your pattern is very generous of you, and I would certainly download it too. Thanks in advance.
      Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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      • #4
        Very creative way to make a great project even better--really nice job on the hasp, as well as the lock.
        Carole

        Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          Here is a rough pattern for the hasp. This is what I worked from to make the hasp pictured above.

          You will need to make two copies of the hasp body. One copy will be to make the butt and one copy to make the leaf. Use at least 1/2" thick stock to make the hasp. Make the entire hasp and fit the butt hinge barrel and the leaf hinge barrel together before drilling the hinge pin. The hinge barrel slots are easily cut on a scroll saw, but a table saw makes a more accurate slot - for me anyway. I made two of the hasps with the scroll saw and a third hasp using the table saw to slot the barrels. There is nothing wrong with my scrolled ones, but the table sawn one is tighter fitting. The one pictured above is scrolled.

          Starting with 3/8" thick stock the shackle ends up 3/8" square once cut. I used a 5/16" roundover router bit to make the shackle round like a dowel. It could be sanded round also. The shackle is depicted longer than needed for the hasp. The extra length gave me something to clamp onto while I rounded the needed portion. I made two of the shackles and used the spare one as a hanger for the plaque.

          A picture of an almost completed hasp is being added 3/27/12.

          Bob
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          Last edited by Bayward; 03-26-2012, 05:24 PM. Reason: Added picture

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          • #6
            What a great display, I think that would be a great follow up project for the magazine.
            Now lets see what you can do to incorporate the chain.
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rolf View Post
              Now lets see what you can do to incorporate the chain.
              I tried too many different ways trying to get that chain in the plaque. My available lumber sizes and a lack of creative thoughts left the chain laying on the bench.

              I tried to get the chain hooked to the hasp and lock while looking like it might be holding something. Nothing I tried piqued my interest. I would not mind making another entire lock, hasp and plaque to get the chain in the picture. Any suggestions ?

              Bob

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              • #8
                Great job Bob and I love the way you've displayed it.
                ichibob
                aka - Bob, USAF Ret.
                www.grandpaswoodshed.com

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                • #9
                  very nice job. I wonder if it could serve as a decorative door knocker.
                  Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
                  "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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                  • #10
                    OH by the way the look looks good in, I assume, Oak.
                    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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                    • #11
                      Nicely done and thanks for sharing.

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                      • #12
                        This is very creative. I had thought about making that lock but then wondered what I would do with it. This idea allows me to make the lock and have a way to display it and get it off the work bench. I agree with Rolf that it would make a great follow up article in the magazine. Do work on one to incorporate the chain. I would love to see what you come up with.
                        Tammy

                        Pressure makes diamonds

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