An iron furniture
lock seems like a complicated mechanism - until you look inside
at the individual parts. Then the process to make a classic chest
lock (or crab lock) is simple and logical. Blacksmith Peter Ross
walks you through each step of crafting, assembling, fine-tuning
and decorating this lock. Learn how the key works against the spring
mechanism to release the jaws; discover what needs to be "pretty"
and what is left rough; and find out how to add your own personal
decorative touches to make the lock your own. Give your period furniture
the perfect look with a hand-forged lock.