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?
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
Hi Jim I saw a book about wooden locks by Tim Detwieler a locksmith and woodworker.
Those are neat Guy also glad you are finding a safer way to create them
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.
God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.
I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place.
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Those are very cool, Guy. Looking forward to seeing more.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan
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
Yea those are pretty cool. Great staining job. What do you use them for?
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