Locks – 1st level

First level of three courses based on the study and the planning of the mechanisms necessary for the construction of a lock in a handicraft way.

SUBJECTS OF THE THEORETICAL PART

  • Description of the tools.
  • Constructional description of the keyhole.
  • Constructional description of the key (unrefined forged element).
  • Finishing the key (filing and drilling).
  • Construction of the guiding jumpers that will make the bolts slide (the elements are forged and refined by filing).

  • Description of the construction and of the force load of the springs.
  • Basic supporting pillar.
  • Soldering treatments.

DRAWING

  • Each student will have to realise an orthogonal projection of the lock that needs to be built.

PRACTICAL PHASE

  • Cutting the basic supporting pillar on the copy of the drawing.
  • Forging the components.
  • Finishing touches to the forged components with trial tests.
  • Development of the keyhole.
  • Construction of the springs.
  • Temporary assembling with screws for the trial test of each different element.
  • Definitive assembling with rivets.
  • Treatment and preservation.

THE COURSE WILL LAST 5 DAYS.