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    claplock without power tools

    Post by phuphuphnik on Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:51 pm

    Being inspired by ali.j and his masterful use of hand tools in lieu of a mill I tried making a claplock lock with just a drill vice and hacksaw.

    I started with a hunk of steel as wide as the top of the lock, then drew the part onto it.



    Drill out where the string will rest. I used a bit a little larger than the string diameter.


    Now the "fun" starts, hack away with the saw. Stay outside the lines. It took me about 30 minutes to get everything cut out with a new blade.



    Then file it flat.

    I should add that the slot where the string goes should be angled down, not horizontal like I did it. In effect because of this mistake I wasted the 300 or so calories it took to gnaw through the steel. It might work...
    Also relief cuts are your friends, you can see where tha angle of the cut changes, that is where the cuts were made.
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    Re: claplock without power tools

    Post by Gnome on Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:33 am

    Cool! Couldn't you change the angle of the string slot with a file on the bottom and a hammer for the top? Unless you're in this just for the exercise... bounce
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    Post by c sitas on Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:11 am

    I agree with Gnome, The "cocking" position has  yet to be determined. Possibly just mod the sear angle also.Great start by the way. Just use a lot of patience.
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    caplock without power tools

    Post by Euell on Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:45 am

    Just a drill,hacksaw, and a file nice work.
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