Does anyone know how to make a lock for a wooden box? I want one that will not be able to be picked.
Yes, I've got three, hope to be bothered to finish tomorrow; I'll let you know. L
Locks for wooden-boxes, but I'm having problems with my camera at the moment. L
Box-sized, and unpickable? Forget it.Even if the lock proved to be unpickable, wooden boxes can be easily prised open with a crewdriver.If you're trying to keep something secure, fit a wall-safe with a combination.
A wall safe wouldn't work. Too big and someone would steal it anyway.
Someone would steal the wall??
No, the safe =)
Screwdriver, hammer, hatchet, prybar, any tool of opportunity including a big rock.
Just make a box that looks like it has a lock and is very secure. Hide it but not very well and put nothing in it. Put the valuables/secrets in an old shoe box in plain sight. No one will think twice about the shoe box when there is such an obvious place to keep things like a locked box.This works best for things you want to keep hidden but aren't of extreme value or are absolutely irreplaceable. Don't keep the deed to your house like this.
Actually, I am going to make a mailbox for my small business. I DO NOT want someone to steal it because I live in a town where people would steal anything for money.
Why not just buy a locking mail box or get a PO Box? If you're really concerned about someone picking the lock on a locking mailbox just put a "Smile you're on CCTV" sticker on it. Also you may want to check but I think mailboxes are regulated. The postal service won't put mail into just anything or else you could make fake mailboxes to steal mail.
A PO box wouldn't work. People need to put suggestions and orders in it, and a PO box wouldn't work for that.
Then it needs to be separate from the mailbox because only mail carriers are allowed to put items into a mailbox. Can you not just have a mail slot that allows both mail and other things to be put through from the outside?