View Larger Image FF: Surface-Mortise I saw this photo posted by Stephen Connor on the Crap Locksmithing Facebook page, and it left me Wordless even though it’s Fixed-it Friday. You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. By Lori Greene|2018-06-25T01:52:49-04:00June 29th, 2018|Fixed-it Friday, Locks & Keys|7 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsAppTumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Lori Greene Related PostsNone found Recent Posts 7 Comments Mike Elia June 29, 2018 at 1:14 pm - Reply I assume the door was broken somehow, and this was a ‘maintenance fix’… Joel Niemi June 29, 2018 at 3:22 pm - Reply The chamfers on the screw recesses are a little deep. Chuck Park June 29, 2018 at 7:15 pm - Reply Kind of like an old-fashioned Rim Lock DAVID FEDERICO July 2, 2018 at 7:50 am - Reply As they say necessity is the Mother of invention . Or it that inexperience? Lol. Joe Chadwick July 2, 2018 at 9:32 am - Reply You’d be surprised what you can do if you don’t have a choice. or- If it’s stupid and it works, it’s probably not that stupid. Rich McKie July 3, 2018 at 2:26 pm - Reply Well said Joe! I have done this myself, but only once, and at home. I installed a mortise deadbolt on the inside of a shed door that had siding on the outsideand wasn’t thick enough to install a lock properly. I used a long Mortise cylinder, so from the outside it looked quite neat. I did however cut a piece of wood to cover the lock on the inside, just in case someone with standards happened to see it! 😉 Martin B (aka @lauxmyth) July 6, 2018 at 11:52 am - Reply Surface mounted block. Seems fine to me but then again I am just back from seeing castles in Europe. However, cover the lock body with wood or machine milled decoration. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.