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”.
And a couple of extant examples