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How to make a lock? Answered

Does anyone know how to make a lock for a wooden box? I want one that will not be able to be picked.

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lemonie

6 years ago

Yes, I've got three, hope to be bothered to finish tomorrow; I'll let you know.

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lemonieTN777

Answer 6 years ago

Locks for wooden-boxes, but I'm having problems with my camera at the moment.

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Kiteman

6 years ago

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.

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TN777Kiteman

Answer 6 years ago

A wall safe wouldn't work. Too big and someone would steal it anyway.

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KitemanTN777

Answer 6 years ago

Someone would steal the wall??

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VygerKiteman

Answer 6 years ago

Screwdriver, hammer, hatchet, prybar, any tool of opportunity including a big rock.

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bwrussell

6 years ago

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.

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TN777bwrussell

Answer 6 years ago

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.

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bwrussellTN777

Answer 6 years ago

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.

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TN777bwrussell

Answer 6 years ago

A PO box wouldn't work. People need to put suggestions and orders in it, and a PO box wouldn't work for that.

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bwrussellTN777

Answer 6 years ago

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?