Doodled to Distraction

We interrupt the previously scheduled Gamble House sconce build to add a new project to my to-do list.

Recently Christopher Schwarz blogged about making some wooden try-squares based on the ones in the Benjamin Seaton tool chest.  They have an interesting construction detail, so I pulled out my Seaton tool chest book and thumbed through it.  I noticed another interesting tool in it called a “Bolting Iron”, which is a form of a drawer lock chisel.  It caught my fancy.  People that know me well realize that is an early warning sign and they should run quickly in the opposite direction.

I had a few minutes while I was waiting for a meeting to start, and I’m an unrepentant doodler, so I started laying out my ideas for making one of these.  Now, realize, I don’t have any projects in mind that need a lock mortised in.  But, it’s officially on the “someday list”.

The Dangerous Doodle

The Dangerous Doodle

And a couple of extant examples

Bolting Iron

Bolting Iron, and a More Common Style Lock Chisel

Another Example

Another Example

 

 

 

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