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First of all I give credit to Tim Detweiler and his beautiful book,Making Wooden Locks.
This was a really fun project, and I will probably make some more.
I had this ambrosia maple board that I made the wall hanger out of with some ash loops attached.
I think the hardest one to make was the combo lock, it works most of the time on the first try, unless I am showing someone and then it takes 10 tries to get it to open. No problem with the rest of the key type locks. They have wooden springs on the mechanisms and are all wood construction.
The designs are all actual duplication's of working metal locks.
I hope you enjoy,

Herb
 

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I did enjoy...
how did you do the round shackles...
great work Herb...
 

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I did enjoy...
how did you do the round shackles...
great work Herb...
I made the shackles from a 3/4" thick ash board on the locks and a 1/2" thick board on the wall mount. After I cut them out on the scroll saw ,I routed them on the router table with a 1/4 round bit. Worked great,only blew up one going around the outside endgrain.
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Herb those are super cool as I've never seen that done before . As a kid I was always infatuated with locks and I'm surprised I never became a lock smith lol.
 

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Great work, Herb. Took a lot of patience I sure.
 
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For some reason the combo lock didn't upload so here is the close up.
That's one of my favorites . I was thinking that internally it may be a challenge to work right as it has to have a pretty smooth movement inside , so I can see why it takes a few goes . Nice work Herb , as they all look awesome
 

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masterpieces Herb...
 
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Herb, I am in awe of the work you have done. The time it must have taken and the care with which you finished each piece really showed off your craftsmanship and the beauty of the wood. Well done.
 

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Wow, Herb... I'm in total awe! I've seen the books on those locks; absolutely gorgeous man!
 

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Thanks for all the compliments. It was one of the most fun projects I have done. I tried earlier to post the way the shackles and loops were made, but the internert has been down all day and just came back up and running. So here are pictures of the making of the shackles.
 

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thanks Herb...
 

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Hey, Herb, how about a step by step just to see how it is done start to finish on a complete lock?
 

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Very Impressive work Herb!!!

Does the book give step by step directions? Thanks for sharing. Especially the photos. They are great.
 
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