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    My padlocks

    The other day I learned a safer way to route the shackles for my wooden padlocks.
    I routed these bare handed with out even a starter pin. I knew I better stop untill I learned a better way.Click image for larger version. 

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    Jeepers. You make me nervous just thinking about doing the process "by hand."

    The locks look great, especially without any red stains.

    What enticed you into making wooden locks?

    Enjoy,

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    Hi Jim I saw a book about wooden locks by Tim Detwieler a locksmith and woodworker.

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    Those are neat Guy also glad you are finding a safer way to create them

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    Guy, those are awesome. I have a book on padlocks and just haven't found the time yet to build one. Yours look fantastic! Always a good thing to learn a safer way of doing things.
    Jon

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    Those are very cool, Guy. Looking forward to seeing more.
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    http://www.amazon.com/Making-Working.../dp/0941936600 <- This book?

    Also what IS the safer trick, totally not fair to leave us hanging like that

    The locks do look pretty awesome would definitely look at more

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    Yea those are pretty cool. Great staining job. What do you use them for?

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    He protects his supply of lumber with them.

    those are really cool, tell us more, please.
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    Hello The safer method was suggeswted by Carol Reed on another thread. I will hot glue another piece of wood with a handle on the shackle and guide it around by the handles.

    The only stain is on the shackle of the square lock. The combo lock shackle is purple heart, the large part of the dial is paduke the center of the dial as is the lock body is made of paralam material.

    I think I'm going to hang the a lock around my neck like Flavor Flave as a fashion statement.

    Look for Tim Detwielers book "Making Working Wooden Padlocks" He wrote 2 one is out of print

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