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Forging an Iron Chest Lock DVD
Blacksmithing for Woodworkers

Peter Ross

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.


DVD, Full Color, 176 minutes, © 2015
Order Number: SJ313.........$29.99
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