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xx   DOOR
xx   LATCH
xx   LOCK

How to make a simple locking device for exterior doors (such as those at motels) from a strap hinge.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1978 (v.56#3) pg. 95

Keyless entry. Replacing a traditional key-operated deadbolt with a keyless system is illustrated in photos.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 2000 (v.23#4) pg. 54

Installing decorative metal reinforcement, a knob assembly and a deadbolt lock to make exterior doors more resistant to being pried open.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Winter 2003 (v.26#3) pg. 54

Installing a deadbolt lock. Included in an article on "defending your domain."
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1988 (v.11#9) pg. 42

Installing a deadbolt lock.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 54

Kick-proof your door. How to install a wrap-around lock reinforcer, passive hinge bolts and longer screws in the strikeplate of a deadbolt lock.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1997 (v.21#1) pg. 106
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 6

Make your own "door bar", a simple yet effective deterrent to break-ins.
COST CUTS May 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 5

Get ready for cold weather. (1) Sealing old wooden windows. (2) Installing a new aluminum threshold and latch on an old door.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1995 (v.79#6) pg. 66

Electronic door locks. How they work and how to wire an electronic lock to your home controller.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1995 (v.10#4) pg. 54

How to install a lockset.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #145 Jun 1973 (v.23#5) pg. 54

A look at various locks around the home and how much protection you can expect from each. Suggestions on how to make doors and windows more secure.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #159 Dec 1974 (v.24#10) pg. 20

How to replace a lock on a door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #162 Mar 1975 (v.25#3) pg. 54

A guide to home lock systems for greater security.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #190 May-Jun 1978 (v.28#5) pg. 40

How to install a deadbolt lock.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #246 Feb 1984 (v.34#2) pg. 62

Tips on replacing a privacy lockset.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #268 Apr 1986 (v.36#4) pg. 28

Adjusting a door latch strike plate.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #286 Feb 1988 (v.38#2) pg. 46

Install a deadbolt.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #286 Feb 1988 (v.38#2) pg. 47

How to remove a worn lock cylinder.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 93

Tip on locating the strike plate when installing a deadbolt.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 84

Installing a surface-mount deadbolt is illustrated step-by-step.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #311 Sep 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 22

How to correct misaligned door latches and strike plates.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #336 Mar 1993 (v.43#3) pg. 8

Extra security for an exterior door. (1) Sturdier strike plate. (2) Longer hinge screws.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 12

How to install a new deadbolt lock.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #368 May 1996 (v.46#5) pg. 45

How a deadbolt lock works.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #373 Nov 1996 (v.46#10) pg. 96

How to enlarge the diameter of an existing lockset hole.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #375 Feb 1997 (v.47#2) pg. 14

How to troubleshoot a deadbolt and latch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #380 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.47#7) pg. 61

Tip shows how to enlarge a lockset hole.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #380 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.47#7) pg. 98

Garage door security. How to reinforce a flimsy service door by covering the inside with plywood and adding a pair of removable 2x4 crossbars.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #388 May 1998 (v.48#5) pg. 76

How to install a heavy-duty deadbolt.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #390 Jul-Aug 1998 (v.48#7) pg. 28

Wooden door latch mechanism is built out of dowels.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #10 Aug-Sep 1982 pg. 75

Tip: Use this simple jig when enlarging lockset holes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 18

Door hardware. Understanding locksets, latches, and dead bolts.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 61

Technique for drilling foam-core steel doors with a hole saw.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 26

Simple jig for locating the centerpoints for door latch and dead-bolt mortises.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 28

Technique for drilling lockset holes in a foam-core steel door using a saber saw.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 24

Tip on using tinnerman nuts to repair stripped latchbolt attaching threads on steel doors.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #69 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 30

Installing locksets. (1) Freehand method with a chisel and drill. (2) Router and jig method.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #79 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 40
Correction FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #83 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 28 (Metal-skinned door)

Installing mortise locksets. Both freehand and machine methods are explored.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 60

Tip on locating a strike plate after the doorknob and latch have been installed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #86 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 28

Tip on using a larger pilot dowel on a hole saw when redrilling existing doors for new locksets.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #111 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 32

Wooden cabinet door pull is also a locking latch. Rotate the pull to open the lock.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 17

Make your own "bullet" door catch from wood and a spring.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 12

How to burglarproof sliding glass doors with an auxiliary lock.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1978 (v.2#9) pg. 74

How to change a door lock from one type to another.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 32

Doorway defense. Door and jamb reinforcement which can be done using various commercial products and simple do-it-yourself techniques.
HOME MECHANIX #743 Mar 1990 (v.86) pg. 20
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #747 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.86) pg. 10

Advice on selecting a good lock for an exterior door.
HOME MECHANIX #753 Mar 1991 (v.87) pg. 10

Electromagnetic door locks. Advice on selection and installation.
HOME MECHANIX #755 May 1991 (v.87) pg. 20

Upgrading door locks and deadbolts. Some tips.
HOME MECHANIX #796 Jun 1995 (v.91) pg. 30

Tip: Make your outside doors more burglarproof by reinforcing the lock-area of the jam.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.12#6) pg. 6

Fixing door locks. Tips on pin tumbler lock, rim lock, and mortise lock.
HOMEOWNER May 1988 (v.13#4) pg. 62

Tip: How to make sure the strike plate for a deadbolt lock is positioned correctly.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1982 (v.7#3) pg. 96

Tip: Make thin plastic shims for strike plates which can be installed without removing the screws.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1982 (v.7#6) pg. 6

How to install a deadbolt lock.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1983 (v.8#1) pg. 70

Unlocking the mysteries of door locks. A description of 4 different types and tips on their installation.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #657 Feb 1983 (v.79) pg. 22

Installing a dead-bolt lock is illustrated in 11 drawings.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #111 May-Jun 1988 pg. 88
Added Info MOTHER EARTH NEWS #113 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 14

A guide to doorknobs and latches from early wrought-iron styles through Victorian styles. Includes suggestions on locating salvage hardware and tips on rehabilitating old ones.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1987 (v.15#6) pg. 37

How to temporarily deactivate the locking bolt portion of antique rim locks (surface mounted door lockset).
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1988 (v.16#5) pg. 15

Tip on keeping locked doors with exposed hinges from being opened by removing the hinge pin.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1994 (v.22#6) pg. 66

Tip for making a replacement flat spring for a mortise latch.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1997 (v.25#1) pg. 16

Tip shows how to support a hole saw pilot bit when cutting a larger hole for a replacement door lock.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1998 (v.26#6) pg. 80

Tip: How to widen or narrow the opening in a strikeplate.
PARENTS HOME May 1981 (v.5#8) pg. 3

Burglarproofing locks on doors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1964 (v.121#4) pg. 150

How to install a fast-set door lock.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1974 (v.142#5) pg. 154

A bent piece of metal and a pair of vise grips can serve as an improvised door lock to prevent a door from being opened.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1978 (v.150#6) pg. 58

How to replace a lockset. Some tips.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1987 (v.164#5) pg. 199

How to install a deadbolt lock.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1987 (v.164#7) pg. 136

How to install a deadbolt lock in an exterior door.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1994 (v.171#4) pg. 84

How to change your lock to improve your security.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1970 (v.196#4) pg. 93

A hole drilled through the front of a latch plate and into the bolt of a doorlatch can accept a small nail which will make it impossible to retract the bolt from the latch plate.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1976 (v.208#4) pg. 165

Tips on selecting and installing deadbolt locks for your entry doors.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1976 (v.208#5) pg. 126

Photos illustrate how to install a deadbolt in a door.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1978 (v.213#4) pg. 166

Tough entry hardware to guard your home. New locks, guard plates, and strike reinforcers can foil burglars. Other suggestions for strengthing doors are given.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1980 (v.216#5) pg. 128

Tough protective hardware for windows and patio doors. What is available and tips on installation.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1980 (v.217#1) pg. 116

Extension handle allows a small child to open a screen door which is equipped with a "push-button" style door latch.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1980 (v.217#2) pg. 114

Simple scrap wood jig for enlarging a door lockset hole.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #59 Mar 1991 (v.10#5) pg. 8

Build a wooden door latch. A hand-carved door handle turns a cam on the inside of the door which lefts up on the locking bar.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1987 (v.2#5) pg. 82

REACTS 7000 (Radio-Electronics Advanced Control System). Part 6. Build a digital door lock, an appliance controller, a security system, and a sprinkler controller for your garden.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1988 (v.59#7) pg. 46, 66, 67

How to replace a lock on an old door.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Feb 1965 (v.36#2) pg. 96

How to repair door locks.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Winter 1979 pg. 90

How to find concealed mounting screws in a passage lock.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #813 Mar 1997 (v.93) pg. 32

Tip on modifying the strike plate so a door will latch closed.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #814 Apr 1997 (v.93) pg. 30

Tip shows how to accurately mark where a lockset or dead bolt strike plate goes on a door jamb.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #820 Nov 1997 (v.93) pg. 20

Get a lock on it. Advice on selecting and installing locksets for doors.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #830 Nov 1998 (v.94) pg. 65

How to install or replace a door lock.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1975 (v.31#4) pg. 25

Home security. Part 2. Locks. A look at secure locking devices and suggestions on how to make doors more secure.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1978 (v.34#3) pg. 50

How to install a 7-bolt door lock.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1978 (v.34#4) pg. 4

How to install a deadbolt is illustrated step-by-step.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1988 (v.44#2) pg. 57

Technique for perfectly aligning the hole in the jam with the latch of a deadbolt lock.
WORKBENCH Aug 1997 (v.53#4) pg. 13