PLACEMENT LOCKS ON WOODEN DOOR
We will have to place the chisel with the flat part of it facing the walls, that is to say the measure that we go distinguishing that the lock box is taking shape, we will walk around testing it to have a parameter of what we still have to eat.
We will check the completion of the work when the lock enters and leaves the box without any friction, but if this happens, we will have to detect which point is the one that is not bothering and lower it with the help of the chisel.
When we finish the sheet, we now have to insert the front into the cavity of the same (it must be at the same level as the door, never give it above the level of the same), now we must find the level of the front, at this time We will have to work very carefully since this point is the image of our work.
The separation of the wood with respect to the lock should be if we speak in measurements, then it will be in millimeters, that is, almost nothing if it is to be done professionally.
The draft in terms of the front line must be completely straight,
semicircular part of it should be inward.
Hammer and hit
With the help of a hammer, it will help us to hit and remove with the tip of the chisel outwards, it will not be a difficult task since the worst part has been done by the drill. We will take care of the interior walls, keep in mind that a bad movement could break through by breaking the door, be careful with this point.
We will cut in a cross way, up and down as we did previously with the drill.
As said before, we must constantly remove the chips, for our best visualization.
Support the chisel
Now we will support the chisel with the straight part facing out, to be hit by the line of the bolt until it covers its entirety, we will have to find a point just in terms of the depth that the chisel should be sunk with respect to the height of the front of the lock.
With this step done, now we must go down with the chisel down.
This step is to level the front of the lock.
The next thing will be to make the keyhole, so that it can enter inside the lock.
To carry out this step we must remove the lock and / or bolt, place it on the outside of the door, centered and at the same level with respect to the box already made.
Go to dial
We will mark with a pen, the center where the key is entered, it is inserted as if it were a key, achieving a marking on the door.
Once we have made this marking, we remove the lock (we must do them on both sides). We will have to make holes with the help of a drill and a wick the thickness of a key, going through the door and giving it a rectangular shape so that the key can enter without any friction.
When we have made the cavities corresponding to the key, we will go on to place the lock with its respective fastening screws. Now with the lock in place, we will test the operation of the key on both sides.
It remains for us to carry out the digging where the pin will be housed in the case of a lock, also the pesillo.
The pin hole may be rectangular / or with round bolts there are two, three and four bolts according to locks.
To achieve this, we turn the key completely by pulling the pin out, we will need to mark it, this could be with some type of paint, grease, etc.
When we have marked the front of the bolt, we turn the key by inserting it into the lock, now we will have to close the door, now we will turn the key again, hitting the bolt with the counterframe, achieving a marking of the bolt thanks to which we marked it.
Opening the door we will find the exact line where we will have to make the cavity of the pin.
If this is rectangular, we mark its contour directly with a chisel, then we drill according to previously learned methods.
If it is in the form of a bolt with a 13 bit for wood, it will give us the exact hole measurements.
To finish the job, if we find that there is light between the door and the counterframe, we can place the sheet that is designed to be placed on the counterframe, after which we will place the respective keyholes. To center them we will have to support it with the hand, we introduce the key by turning 1/4 turn, just there with the naked eye with the key in place we mark with a fine point the location that the clamping screws should enter.
I advise you to practice at least two to three times a placement of this type of lock and / or bolt on a door of your property before doing it commercially if that is the intention, with a minimum practice you will gain confidence and security. It is not a difficult job to do, it is simply a matter of practice.
A secret to keep in mind is to have well-sharpened chisels, it is essential for a good job.
In the event that by some accident we have gone through the door with the chisel and / or wick, I want to tell you that there is putty that comes especially for wood, we must pass it with a spatula.
Once it has dried, we will simply sand the damaged door to return to natural conditions, I do not want to cause alarm on this issue, but I also do not want them to ignore that if this is neglected, it could happen to them. That is why I emphasize that you practice as much as possible before launching commercially.