These little locks are great for jewelry box lids, music boxes and humidors. Locking mechanism includes one key and features a solid brass finish. Supplied with two screws and four escutcheon pins.
- Requires a 1-1/4" L x 5/8" D x 1/4" Thick mortise (full mortise)
- Selvedge measures 1-1/4" L x 5/16" W x 1/16" T
- Escutcheon measures 1" x 1/2"
- Catch measures 15/16" L x 1/4" W
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I used this on a walnut - combination jewelry armoire and music box.Posted January 15, 2014
First the positives: This was very easy to install. A 1/4 inch forstner bit and 1/4 inch chisel did the job easily. It works great and does exactly what it is designed to do.
Now the negatives: The quality does not match the quality of the Brusso hinges and other nice brass hardware I used. The key plate is thin, flat, and plain looking; and it is installed with brass brads instead of screws. The catch is also of thin material and installed to the lid with brads instead of screws. The thickness of brads' heads prevents the lid from shutting completely, leaving a small gap between the box and lid. I was able to make the gap smaller, but not able to eliminate it altogether by mortising the lock's plate into the top of the box. They also made the latch and catch spaced far enough apart that I had to use a small screwdriver to pry the catch down some in order to lock it.
This lock would be sufficient for some projects, but is over-priced for the quality. I found other mortise locks on the internet that would have been more suitable for my needs at similar prices, but I ordered from Rockler because they are an excellent company to deal with.
Love the company (Rockler) - not so keen on this product at this price.
I built this curly maple jewel...Posted September 16, 2008