Pry out the ends from inside the trunk, then tap them out gently. This is the most common size and style of trunk lock known to mankind. Locks comes with two keys. At that point, the tip of the nail bends around and goes back into the wood. An excellent, heavy duty lock. From Brass trunk locks, antique brass trunk locks, to nickle plated trunk locks. I recently purchased these plans and build my grandson a trunk for Christmas.
A hand full of trunks at best was used by past Presidents, visiting royalty, famous writers, and the like. With no real experience, opening up the pin tumbler locks on a steamer trunk can be next to impossible. It is that time again to start doing your furniture restoration projects. Push the rivet through, then place a burr washer over the end of the rivet, and tap the burr down so that it's snug against the wood. Those old nails are really stuck in there! Though the keyway and keys themselves can be easily confused for those of a Lever lock, antique trunks are almost never going to have lever designs. Then the phone starts ringing, and Aunt Persus can't figure out why you hollered at her when all she did was call to say hello and see if your rhubarb was showing yet. With our unique hardware, you will be able to give an antique look to your chests or restore your old trunks in an authentic way.
Heavy duty solid steel lock with steel tumblers. Miniature Trunk Padlocks Tiny locks come with two keys each and are small enough to be used on doll trunks, suitcases, small boxes, etc. We once restored a trunk that came over on the Oregon Trail! The vintage steamer trunk will not be damaged. Handy for cutting off old nail heads or ends, and especially handy for getting a grip on old nail heads and yanking them out. If you try to twist or torque the padlock, you could damage the actual steamer trunk hardware. For more information go to. Opening Steamer Trunk Padlocks — Getting the padlock on an antique chest open by sacrificing the lock means you are most likely going to cut it off the hasp.
Has a hasp for a padlock, if you choose to use one. Overall the kit worked well and looks great, however there are a few things to note. The good news is when I returned them to Rockler, they promptly refunded the charges. It is rare for true antique trunks to use pin tumbler lock designs on their inset locks. Stained walnut stirps and coverd inside with fabric. Trunk Corners and Trunk Corner Caps for antique trunks. Want to restore your world traveling great-aunt's old steamer trunk to it's original glory? In terms of manufacturing, it was significantly more simple to make a warded lock than a lever lock.
I brought this to Rockler's attention and they seemingly knew of this problem before - they were nice enough to refund my money for the hinges so I could get others. You'll have to pick em up next day over to Pinkham Notch. Third, you need square-shank nails in a length that's longer than the total thickness that you're driving through. You are also welcome to place your order by phone. Brass Lid Stay, Steel Lid Stay Trunk Bottom Rollers, Trunk Bottom Studs, Trunk Bumper, Brass Studs, Brass Rollers, Steel Rollers, Steel Studs — for antique trunks.
Warded padlocks, however, will need skeleton keys. Also, a quick note to those of you who decide that the correct way to go about this trunk rehab project is to remove each and every part from the trunk so that you can, well, we're not really sure what you plan to do but one thing's for sure, you're going to dismantle the entire thing. Replace old or broken , lost or update worn furniture drawers with new. Common Vintage Trunk Locks Before being able to open your steamer trunk, it is important to know what type of locking mechanism you are interacting with. Around the shop we call this gem a Tack Jacker.
Weather our store has your hardware in stock or if we are out of stock, our store quantity is always accurate and updated all the time. We carry Antique Trunk Nails, Trunk Tacks, Trunk Rivets, Trunk Screw Posts in a lot of different sizes. Not your brother-in-law; a nailing heel, which is just a big hunk of flat metal. Keys for these trunks are difficult to make and difficult to find. Unfortunately, the steamer trunk hardware kit provided parts that were too large for the steamer trunk I built.
Second essential tool is a good prying tool. Be very careful when you do this. Opening Warded Locks — To pick open a warded lock, go around the warding and go straight to the locking mechanism. Put one of these discount locks on there, complete with a plastic locking mechanism. The main store categories each have a sub store category with like or similar products. Read the rest of this page before you make a big mess of things.
If you are trying to open a wooden trunk, you might damage the trunk. A good hammer, a couple of heavy pieces of iron, and some square shank trunk nails. Secure your desk or drawers in style with our antique locks and keys. Before you can nail on those nice leather handles, you'll probably have to remove some old parts. A pin tumbler design is going to be more difficult to open than a warded lock, but it is unlikely that you will be dealing with something too complicated. Book on over to our Trunk Hardware Department. By the third rivet you're an expert.
You might need to direct a light source. They usually have a whole pile of nails holding them on, so that when you remove the nails and handle ends it looks like you're holding a weird leather bug with steel legs. They work great on trunks. The hammer and nailing heels shown above came from a cheap auto-body repair kit. We have Trunk Strap hinges, Trunk Flap Hinges, Brass plated hinges, nickle plated hinges, even Breifcase Hinges. This might also be necessary if the lock is broken. Stevens Antique Trunks - Antique Trunk Locks Antique Trunk Locks www.