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sa   KEY
sa   LATCH
xx   KEY
xx   LATCH

Tip: How to remove broken keys and foreign objects from a lock.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #210 Jul-Aug 1980 (v.30#6) pg. 100

Tips on troubleshooting locks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #212 Oct 1980 (v.30#8) pg. 78

Bolster your house against break-ins. A review of available locks and electronic security systems.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #238 Apr 1983 (v.33#4) pg. 68

How to lubricate a sticking lock. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #246 Feb 1984 (v.34#2) pg. 68

Making your own hand-worked brass hardware. Patterns for (1) tulip-finial hinge, (2) door catch, (3) knife hinges, (4) full-flap hinges, and (5) cam lock.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 65

Ten working models of ancient locks made of wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #42 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 60

Three tips for mounting hardware. (1) Hinging a jewelry box. (2) Gauge speeds knife-hinge installation. (3) Installing a lock on a chest.
FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 52

All about locks. A look at the types to use for security.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Feb 1979 (v.188#2) pg. 168

How to fix mortise locks.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1980 (v.4#7) pg. 16

Four ways to make locks more secure.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1980 (v.4#10) pg. 32

How to repair cylindrical and tubular locks.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1980 (v.5#1) pg. 55

How to fix cabinet locks.
HANDY ANDY Nov 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 45

Tips on opening a locked drawer if you have lost the key.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1988 (v.13#5) pg. 70

How to maintain locks so they last.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #507 Aug 1970 (v.66) pg. 93

How to repair a broken key keeper pin on an older flatplate lock.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #638 Jul 1981 (v.77) pg. 79

Circuit for an electronic locking circuit that can be activated only by a hand-carried tone generator. Est. cost: under $11.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1978 (v.1#4) pg. 55

How to make your own wooden escutcheon plates to go around the keyholes of antique furniture.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1980 (v.153#3) pg. 32

How to convert a "Master-brand" lock so that it will not require a key to open.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1982 (v.157#2) pg. 134

How to install the small, decorative lock-and-key assemblies often found on jewelry boxes, cabinet doors, etc.
WOODSMITH #46 Aug 1986 pg. 12

The key to fitting locks. A look at some of the locks used by woodworkers and the method of marking, cutting and fitting.
WOODWORKER #1061 Apr 1982 (v.86) pg. 258

Wooden lock, similar to an ancient Egyptian lock, features a wooden key shaped similar to a "toothbrush", with four wooden dowel "bristles". Suitable for locking cabinet or storage shed.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1980 (v.4#3) pg. 15

Tip: A hinged strip of wood is used to lock a chest of drawers with just one padlock.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 58