This basic padlock, based on common lock construction techniques, will familiarize the student with a simple single-bolt lock mechanism allowing them to produce and locate the parts to make a functioning padlock. We will be taking a look at some originals to see how they were made.
This project will utilize many basic forging processes (bending, punching, shouldering, welding, tapering, drifting). Students will need to be able to make precise forgings to allow for proper fitment. An important part of locksmithing is cold work (layout, cutting, chiseling, filing, riveting). Students should expect to spend most of their time at the vise/bench filing, fitting, trimming and assembling.