The Big Book of Wooden Locks

The Big Book of Wooden Locks

Complete Plans for Nine Working Wooden Locks

Book - 2014
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Detweiler presents readers with an introduction to the art and craft of wooden lock making. The author has organized the main body of his text in three sections devoted to materials, tools, finishing, and shop safety, the projects, and a gallery of wooden locks. Projects in the book include a warded lock with a key, a three-number combination lock, an antique lever lock with a key, a railroad switch lock with a key, an antique push key lever lock with a key, a push-button combination lock, a Chinese lock, a screw key lock, and a giant antique lever lock. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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These unique projects for making working locks entirely from wood will present an an exciting challenge to woodworkers. “The Big Book of Wooden Locks” presents all of the most popular wooden lock projects of Tim Detweiler, the “Lock Man,” from his first two book. Detweiller's beautiful and complex wooden lock designs have captivated woodworkers around the world.These amazing projects are all fully functional and are constructed entirely in wood, with no metal parts. Step-by-step instructions, complete dimensioned drawings, and color photographs give readers complete information on constructing each project. These intricate designs will challenge readers’ woodworking skills, teach techniques for creating wooden mechanisms and puzzles, and produce impressive, beautiful creations that testify to the builder’s skill and woodworking accomplishments.From a simple warded lock with key to a complex push-button combination lock, these projects are fantastic conversation starters and make highly impressive gifts.

Publisher: Fresno CA :, Linden Publishing,, [2014]
Description: 149 pages ; colour illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN: 9781610352222
Branch Call Number: 684.08 Det


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