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Full Mortise Chest Lock

Item #
28241
Rating:
80% of 100

Brass plated lock requires 2" L x 1-1/2" D x 5/16" mortise. Escutcheon provided.

(1) Full Mortise Chest Lock
(1) Skeleton style key
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.2000
Tech Spec
  • Selvedge is 3/8" x 3-1/8"
Finish Brass
4.0 / 5.0
37 Reviews
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The lock and key are great but the escutcheon is a little disappointing. Its a little too big and not the quality of the rest of the lick set.
April 8, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Worked great! So happy I found Rockler hardware. I know where to look now!
January 9, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
works great and looks good
I put this in an old style cabinet makers cabinet...worked great
December 25, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great in my tool chest
Classic look and feel for traditional work. Smooth turning action. Comes with all the screws and keyhole trim.
September 4, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
mortised lock set
The mortised lock was good we had ordered from an other company that the lock was very cheap and didn`t work glad we picked Rockler the second time
June 26, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
They worked great thanks
November 22, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Worked great for my application. Would be nice if it came in silver
Lock set worked great
Lock set worked great
October 6, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Lock
Very nice. A template for locating the keyhole would help.
May 26, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Excellent working lock and well built. Only complaint is the nails for the key plate are a touch long when lock is installed in wood less than one inch thick. Easily fixed with short brass screws or a predrill and snipped nails.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
chest lock
The chest lock worked out perfectly.just what I needed to complete my project. I would recommend it to anyone
February 6, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
only place i could find them
Dave W on Aug 16, 2019
replacing broken lock
Joe W on Jul 31, 2019
only place i could find them
Dave W on Aug 16, 2019
It is for an antique desk that I purchased.
Salvatore D on Aug 16, 2019
replacing broken lock
Joe W on Jul 31, 2019
This installs easily with a relatively shallow mortise, and fits well in the 18thC reproduction chests I build. With proper exterior craftsmanship (forming a keyhole correctly and not using the bass key-plate) it passes the "period correct-as-possible" criteria.
James G on Jun 12, 2019
Have used before
Mary V on Mar 20, 2019
It will finish off a ‘secret’ box I’m working on.
Dana G on Feb 27, 2019
Shadow box
Brian D on Feb 23, 2019
price
Linus F E on Jan 1, 2019
making toy boxes for my 3 granddaughters
charles w on Dec 16, 2018
I have used this in the past. Great little lock for small boxes. I was able to pirate/adapt the quadrant hinge jigs for easy installation. Buy the deep router bit and take your time.
John O on Nov 13, 2018
used before works well
Edward L on Aug 12, 2018
seems appropriate for my chest.
george b on Aug 9, 2018
Exact replacement. Amazing
Paul M on Jul 8, 2018
Made several cases with these. work good & reasonable price.
Martin H on Jul 5, 2018
Building a large cedar chest. Like the antique look.
Christina L on Jun 16, 2018
made well and is just what we needed for our granddaughter blanket chest.
Gloria B on Jun 5, 2018
I'm building my son's wedding gift - a large box similar to Woodworking Magazine's "1839 School Box" and need a lock for it.
Christopher H on May 29, 2018
Replace the old lock chest.
James V on May 4, 2018
Have successfully used it before
Raymond S on Apr 26, 2018
I am jealously possessive of my wife's chest and I want to lock it up when not in use.
john b on Feb 19, 2018
Couldn't find one anywhere else
Debbie on Feb 11, 2018
Project I'm making.
Andres M on Feb 8, 2018
Making hope chest for customer
DBeersman on Feb 4, 2018
look good
William W on Jan 31, 2018
I like the clean look of these for large chests. They aren't the best for security but serve the purpose.
Darrel H on Jan 1, 2018
I chose this so I could put it in a telephone table with a drawer that I'm building.
Cameron J on Dec 31, 2017
for a memory chest
KEVIN L on Dec 3, 2017
For wedding card box.
Guest on Jul 30, 2017
Replace a missing one in my desk
Debbie on Jun 27, 2017
For a small jewelry box
Reynaldo E on Jun 16, 2017
Easy install
Matthew S on Apr 11, 2017
works great and looks good
Gerald B on Apr 8, 2017
restoring an small oval table with drawer. Lock set was missing & this lock set should be a great fit
Dan R on Mar 13, 2017
Suggested by a friend and fits the project I'm trying to do.
Benjamin S on Jan 17, 2017
Built a wooden box and needed a mortise lock for a clean look
Kurt P on Jan 15, 2017
How else would I protect the cigars?
David G on Jan 2, 2017
NEEDED TO FINISH HOPE CHEST
Lee W on Dec 29, 2016
Because I am restoring an antique chest that we plan on using as a coffee table. Simply put I just wanted to restore it to its original state
Roberto F on Oct 11, 2016
style
Michael K on Aug 1, 2016
replacement for one that is binding and doesn't full function correctly.
Randy G on Jun 4, 2016
It was the lock that fit my antique trunk.
Donna L. F on Apr 30, 2016
Will work well on my flintlock pistol case.
Martin H on Apr 14, 2016
Have used twice before and it works very well although the key could be stronger. Have broken one in the past.
Bill P on Apr 11, 2016
sons school project
maryann h on Mar 9, 2016
built a small chest, thought it would set the box off
Robert D on Mar 5, 2016
Looks relatively easy to install
Jeffrey R on Mar 3, 2016
I made a card chest for my daughters wedding that she wanted to make into a keepsake box that she could lock. works perfect
robert y on Jan 25, 2016
I wanted a simple lock for a Hope Chest I made for my granddaughter.
John W on Jan 7, 2016
because of the price compared to the other lock you carry
Raymond D on Dec 10, 2015
for small boxes that I make I some times add locks.
JAMES H on Sep 11, 2015
It is for an antique desk that I purchased.
Salvatore D on Aug 16, 2019
This installs easily with a relatively shallow mortise, and fits well in the 18thC reproduction chests I build. With proper exterior craftsmanship (forming a keyhole correctly and not using the bass key-plate) it passes the "period correct-as-possible" criteria.
James G on Jun 12, 2019
Are the keys for this lock universal? If I order several locks will the keys be interchangeable?
ArcNYC on Jan 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, each lock is the same. One key fits them all.
What screw size does this latch use?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine came with screws and I have put them in place, so I'm not sure what size they were. They are brass, so I had to be careful to make the whole large enough, that the screw didn't break off. I had one break off!
What is the backset for this?
Debbie on Jun 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Just about anything will be ok. I centered the lock set in 5/8 thick cherry stock. I would go thicker in softer wood. I was very happy with this lock.
Hi, I am very much interested into that lock. Is it possible to buy an extra key? In case I lose the one we get with the lock, what should I do?
Philippe S on Jan 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't know you would probably need to look in a Rockler catalog.
What are the dimensions of the latch & plate? can it be installed in 2/4" thick wood?
Mel K on Sep 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you go onto Rockler.com and enter the number 28241 in the search box is will take you to this products page. A down the page a little on the right side you will see the header labeled Technical Downloads. Click on the document below that and that has all the measurements I am sure you'll need
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