Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Paper Locksmith: Collection of Working Locks

The Paper Locksmith: A Collection of Working Locks
A book by Rob Ives of which I was unaware! This book contains plans and parts to make three different working locks entirely out of paper and glue. You are bound to learn a lot about locks along the way too!

From the book description:
A collection of three cut-out models of locks. They include three of the main varieties of lock: combination, mortice and "Yale". The models are colour-coded and are accompanied by a minibook describing the historical development of lock design and possibilities for the future.

It may be out-of-print, but it seems there are still some to be had. Here's where you can get The Paper Locksmith: A Collection of Working Locks to Cut Out and Glue Together.

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Anonymous Joe said...

Looks like a very interesting book. I am a locksmith in Sydney and have always enjoyed these kinds of fun projects. Will give it a go!

December 30, 2014 at 6:16 AM  
Anonymous Allan Hill said...

Love the way the paper engineers resolve locking problems using simple tools like paper and glue.

November 20, 2017 at 1:25 AM  
Anonymous Martin Sztein said...

Interesting book and the mini-book which is about the historical development of lock design & possibilities for the future is also very interesting.

November 20, 2017 at 1:27 AM  

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