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Locks – 1st level

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.