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Hey everyone. I added a door to my new router bit cabinet. Can anyone recommend a key lock for the cabinet (right now where the knob is)? I've never installed one & don't know what would work best. Thanks.
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It's looking good. Don't have a lock to recommend, but check rocklers possibly. They have a lot of cabinet hardware. Also Lee Valley Supply. They have even more. I wanna see some pics when you put a finish on it.
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Great looking cabinet!! Now you need to get some more router bits in it.
As far as a lock goes, would something like this http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/pa...=3,41419,41455
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Take a look around your local Sears store, or HD, or LOWES at the tool cabinets. The locks on them are simple things that go through a hole and are threaded along the cylinder for a nut. The nut tightens the lock in place and a small lever is attached to the end that turns with the key and fits into a groove. Here are a couple of links to the type of lock you could use.

http://www.hubbell-wiegmann.com/2004/pdf2004/J13.pdf

http://www.smarthome.com/110506/Encl...s-21A06/p.aspx

http://www.sugatsune.net/Industrial_...ts.cfm?CATID=4

Or you could get the set of replacement locks from Sears for their tool box combinations that give you three locks that open with the same key.

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Thanks, everyone. I promise you, Mike, as soon as I get a sunny day over 60 degrees, I'm gonna tung oil a bunch of stuff. Thanks, Kenbo and Johnnie, for the links. I've looked at the cam locks in my Lee Valley Hardware Catalog & I wish they made them out of brass, since all the hardware in & on the cabinet is brass. It came together so nicely that I might as well finish it in style.
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