A woman in Minnesota asked me to build another Giant wood lock for her upcoming wedding.
The design of this wooden lock came from Tim Detweiler's 2nd book on Making More Working Wooden locks.
used Spanish Oak on the previous 2 giant locks I built. I decided to try Cherry
stain on this one. I have been using the Cherry stain on recent projects,
and I like the color.
After the stain dries, then I do 3 rounds of 220 grit sanding followed by gloss polyurethane.........
I next band-sawed the square assembly to give the rounded final shape of the lock...........
Finished Minnesota Wedding Lock
Remember to drill the 3/8" dowel holes with a 25/32" diameter drill to give some clearance. I also did angle the cut in the middle section for the ash spring so it stays against the left stop.
These giant locks sure take a lot of wood to make !