Fun and functional lock is made entirely from wood
I began my journey in making wooden gadgets a few years ago when I purchased a wooden clock plan from Clayton Boyer, whose work was featured in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Spring 2011 (Issue 42). I taught myself how to draw with a CAD program and then designed a few of my own projects. My wooden gadget videos on YouTube have had more than 850,000 views.
Although this lock project looks complex, you can build it in a day. The instructions guide you through the process, and you can also watch the video above that shows how to build a wooden lock. This lock is all wood—there are no metal parts. However, if you want to show off the inner mechanism, you can cut the front from clear acrylic.