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Made this working padlock for Norma as she holds the key to my heart. :)

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That's sweet. I'll have to remember that one for our anniversary.
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Thanks Ron, i don`t know what i`d do without her. :)
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Very nice Lenn, you and Norma sure make a great team.... :D
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As a 3rd generation locksmith, I think that's really cool Lenn!

Looks great -- well done.

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Very creative and totally cool.
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That is so sweet Len. And cool too 8)
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Thanks fellers, here`s how it`s made.

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8) brilliant :D
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Thanks Nath bud, :)
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Dang me Lenn. What a swell and sweet homage to your bride. You should post this again around February 14 ... 8)
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Thanks Bill, :)
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Speaking about keys here`s a big one we made this morn and a RR spike knife.

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That's really nice, Lenn.
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Thanks Jay.
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Very nice work, Pitchy.
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Thanks Kirk. :)
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Today we made a padlock that dates to the Viking era.
Here`s a link to the original.
http://www.elmerroush.com/html/locks.html

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That's ingenious, and well made too, you must have Viking blood Lenn....... 8)
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Awesome All around . Wow.!! :mrgreen: .
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Thanks fellers, may make one of the others on that web site. :)

This may be my next project.
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Cool, I've often wondered about how effective a "Jailers Key" as I think they are called, would be 8)
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gamekeeper wrote:
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Cool, I've often wondered about how effective a "Jailers Key" as I think they are called, would be 8)
Would be interesting , by what i`ve read they would shoot through the key hole if things got out of hand.
Must of been some big jail door locks huh?
Will see what tomorrow brings. :)
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Len, your a very special man, no, you and Norma make formidable team, your both amazing and it's a joy to witness your talents 8)

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Thanks Nath, oh heck i`m nothing special we just go out to the shop and try to make something that works.
No way should i be compared to those that make stuff that`s exact replica`s of objects.
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Well done Pitchy! Very thoughtful also.
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Pitchy wrote:
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Today we made a padlock that dates to the Viking era.
That is awesome Pitchy!

I recall my late father having something like that in his lock shop, that he got from his dad; but it got stolen along with some cash, a couple of original Colt revolvers and a few other antique locks many years ago. We also had a couple of brass blackpowder .22 and .32 caliber 1-shot "Jailer Key guns", just like this one:

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And yup, those were also stolen... :cry:

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Loving the Viking lock, Lenn. Keep up the great work!
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Thanks Darrel and Bill, that`s a nice looking key pistol.
We got started on one today but it`s going to be clunky compared to that one.
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Got er done, doubt i`ll shoot it but it`s functional.

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I bet that would cure a frozen lock this winter..... :shock:

Looks robust, I'd shoot it 8)
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By gum! The first wooden lock was impressive. All these other ones are so much beyond anything I could make that they are just plain amazing.
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Lenn I dont know how I missed this post !?
Great stuff! Very impressed by your jailers key but... is it an under hammer so the tumbler is the front sight? :D
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Thanks much fellers, the biggest problem is the V spring getting it tempered right.
Takes three or four hammer blows to set of the cap unless the caps are to small.
Gunny guess it could be used either way. :lol:
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Awesome job Lenn!

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Now THAT'S a key! You really challenge yourself Bro. but by golly you done it. Fine job.
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Thanks buddies glad a few of ya appreciated it.
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Another lock a barrel lock.

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Nice work, Pitchy!
Looks like old timey handcuff.
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Thanks Jay, here`s some handcuffs, same mechanism.

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Cool buddy!
Of course, I ain't sayin I want to try em on! :D
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How about the one on the right, far left are Winchester and middle Smith.

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Wow! Cool buddy.
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Your creations are always interesting to see.
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Thanks Rube :)
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Geepers Lenn, are you even getting any sleep? Some great fabrication there. Really impressed with your percussion key pistol. Are you seating the caps hard on the nipple with a wooden dowel? 8)
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Thanks Bill yep tried that, i need to make a new hammer spring.
I didn`t have any spring steel so it won`t harden and loses power, will make a good spring someday. :)
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