15944RE: [MedievalSawdust] replica antique box locks
- Aug 26, 2013I hear ya Matthewe
Hence the reason Im edging closer to making some.
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Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:59:31 +0100
Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] replica antique box locks
Thank you, Mr. Young.
Most of my clients so far, for medievally-themed chests and coffers - have wanted to pass the "3-Foot Rule" but haven't demanded absolute historical-replica accuracy.
I have found quite a large selection of "blackwork" hinges, corner protections, and strapwork available off-the-shelf; - and if I had to do so, I could even make them myself though it's not a Craft I have much reason to exercise.
But chest locks which will pass the 3-Foot Rule - even with modern mechanisms inside or behind a period case/faceplate - none of the Manufacurers from whom I could by a wide range of such period hinges /strapwork - also offer the extra lock-accessory in their online Catalogues. And no-one seems to offer any replica-"period" padlocks dating to before 1600AD. I've spent hours searching online without positive results - or I wouldn't be asking the question in this Forum.
I'm grateful for your early response, naytheless.
From: D. Young <furnaceplans@...>
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Sent: Saturday, 24 August 2013, 15:23
Subject: RE: [MedievalSawdust] replica antique box locks
Its very important to note that the hardware: nails, hinges, straps, and lock.....represent a tremendous amount of time that we dont often account for.....particularly as some of these things are custom oriented to the size of the box.
So...want accuracy....might have to pay for it.
Rather like using wide oak lumber vs 2.5 inch oak flooring....
food for thought. Accuracy = time= more money= investment
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