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Old 11-24-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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I've been gone for a couple months. I finally felt like getting back in the shop since my mom passed away in June. I'm working on the elephant lock from the December issue of Creative Woodworks. Has anyone tried this?? In the directions it says to cut a 1" long x 1/8" wide strip for the locking bar from the 1/8" thick wood. I have done that but mine looks way bigger than the one shown in the picture. I've attached a picture of what mine looks like. There is really no flexing to it which is needed in order to catch and release the shackle.

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I'm frustrated and I hate feeling defeated on my return to the shop!! Can anyone help me?!?! Thanks so much for your time and I'm happy to be back!!
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Is it the piece in the center that looks like ply on it's side? Is it supposed to be 1/8" thick and 1/8" wide? I hope someone comes by and can help. Glad to see you back in the sawdust...
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Yes Mike that is the piece. I "studied" the picture and finally decided it had to be on it's side or there was no give to it. As is there is very little, if any flex to it. And my piece looks twice a thick as the magazine's picture. Good thing I have thick hair as I'm pulling it out!!!

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Just checking, but did you double check the thickness of your wood? You might have gotten a piece 3/16" thick?
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Cathy - I haven't the foggiest notion - but just wanted to say good for you.

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