Locksmithing for Blacksmiths and Hobbiests
Locks and Keys Part I,
How primitive locks work, bolts, wards, tumblers, parts of keys.
Locks and Keys Part II,
Wards and Bits
Plate, cylinder and combination wards, keyhole wards, bit shapes. The first level of security.
Locks and Keys Part III,
Lever tumblers the second technical level of security. Plain and trap tumblers.
Locks and Keys Part IV,
Simple padlocks, hinged, laminated plunger, examples of hand made locks.
Bit Key Blank Making
Article on OldLocks.com.
As stocks of old key blanks dry up and more people want old locks restored the art of making the blank key becomes more important.
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