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Bushlore Topics => DIY and Homemade Gear => Topic started by: Old Philosopher on July 16, 2012, 01:35:41 PM

Title: DIY latches
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 16, 2012, 01:35:41 PM
Since my "camp" is my homestead about 10 months out of the year, here's my offering for the moment.

Homemade gate and door latches (http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,253.msg3849/topicseen.html#msg3849)
Title: Re: DIY latches
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 26, 2012, 04:12:48 PM
Neat stuff! I remember reading about a type of door latch pioneers used to use in cabins that had a leather thong or rope poking out through a hole in the door. This allowed them to leave the door closed, but open it from the outside. To "lock" the door they would pull the cord into the cabin at night, and it was no longer possible to open the door. I never saw a drawing though, and can't for the life of me remember the source. :shrug:
Title: Re: DIY latches
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 26, 2012, 08:37:15 PM
Neat stuff! I remember reading about a type of door latch pioneers used to use in cabins that had a leather thong or rope poking out through a hole in the door. This allowed them to leave the door closed, but open it from the outside. To "lock" the door they would pull the cord into the cabin at night, and it was no longer possible to open the door. I never saw a drawing though, and can't for the life of me remember the source. :shrug:
Those were almost identical to my gate latch. Just visualize a thong tied near the  end, and the hole in the door above it.
Title: Re: DIY latches
Post by: mibuwulf on July 27, 2012, 07:33:39 AM
I am going to have to keep this in mind.  Thank you!