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Jun 29 2018

FF: Surface-Mortise

Category: Fixed-it Friday,Locks & KeysLori @ 12:46 am Comments (7)
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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.

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7 Responses to “FF: Surface-Mortise”

  1. Mike Elia says:

    I assume the door was broken somehow, and this was a ‘maintenance fix’…

  2. Joel Niemi says:

    The chamfers on the screw recesses are a little deep.

  3. Chuck Park says:

    Kind of like an old-fashioned Rim Lock

  4. DAVID FEDERICO says:

    As they say necessity is the Mother of invention . Or it that inexperience? Lol.

  5. Joe Chadwick says:

    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.

  6. Rich McKie says:

    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! 😉

  7. Martin B (aka @lauxmyth) says:

    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.

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