Building woodworking and metalworking projects in the home shop, including patternmaking, casting and smithing.You'll also find plans and information articles and a sprinkling of woodland property and nature pictures.
Got the door lock completed this morning. This one required a little trial and error and some creativity. I wanted it to serve two purposes, lock the door closed and clamp the door frame to the building frame to seal that side of the door frame against things like wind gusts. The door stop and retainer does this effectively on the other side of the frame. The assembly I came up with does both functions solidly. With the lock applied, it is impossible to open the door, short of breaking the door down and it is tightly clamped to the building frame.
The locking assembly.
The door closed and locked.
Took two attempts to get it right but it's applied and removed quickly, just turn a screw, and very solid.