Replacing old locks

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Replacing old locks

Postby The Vac » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:40 am

Hello, I am a refinishing an old cedar chest. The locks on the trunk & drawers are half mortise & are attached differently. I can't seem to find anything remotely close to what I need. If my pictures are correctly attached, you can see the locks & give me some advice as to where I can find replacements. If not, how do I clean them up?
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Postby ettadorsch » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:37 pm

anyone?

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Postby admin » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:03 am

To clean the lock, you can take it to any metal shop, metal painting shop, or powder coat shop and ask them to media blast it for you. That will make the metal look like new with a frosted finish. You can apply a powder coat or painted finish if you like.

An alternative is to replace the lock. It may be difficult finding one the same size. Here are a coupe sources I found with a quick search on google for "antique mortise lock";

http://www.houseofantiquehardware.com/mortise-door-lock-set?GCID=S14464x015&KEYWORD=antique%20mortise%20lock&partner=gpc&gclid=COf_ipaF1rMCFYuZ4AodDRMAWg

http://www.historichomehardware.com/store/antique-vintage-door-hardware-mortise-locks-c-1_12.html
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