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post #1 of 5 Old 03-04-2009, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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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,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.

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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