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I spent a good deal of my time collecting keys, plates (Fig 5-2), and SBe that the locking machine stands mending locks, and generally shoMng Irlends and lamlly about 6" hIgh with a base Slab at B" long and 4'10" wlde_ iust how easy it was to escape from a locked room. Note that we have reduced the workings, meaning the Most of us are literally surrounded by locks; we can hardly move without IIrst IIndlng our keys. Yet, lew of liS know how locks work. The good news is our simple ward and-tumbler locking machine Ulustrates all the essentials number of moving parts, to a minimum in an attempt.
Crank and handle. and carefully adjust one with another 50 th ey are square and perfectly aligned (fig 3-14), a lflii .. Wi t h all the parts variously glued or pegged in place. test for square ness, make sure the machine works, and then Put it to one side untU the glue is set (fig 3-16), Finally. give the whole works another r u b down with the Slide the forked follower on Its rod. and peg or glue, teak aU. and then the lun can begin! Slip the ends of the rods through the bearings so the fork straddles the disk cam (Fig 3-15), PROBLEM SOLVING • If you like the idea of this project but want to change the design, nD problem.
Yet, lew of liS know how locks work. The good news is our simple ward and-tumbler locking machine Ulustrates all the essentials number of moving parts, to a minimum in an attempt. as it were, to show the "bones; 01 course, most ward locks have a number of springs that bear dawn on a series of tumblers� but In the context 01 our machine we leel that a single 01 the archetypal locking mechanism. There is a key, a ward heavy tumbler lalling down under its own weight is enough to block the passage 01 the wrong key, a sliding latch plate.