One of the things that has always fascinated me is that blacksmiths were also locksmiths. They made the locks. They made the keys to fit the locks they made.
|Handmade church keys from Gary Huston's forge|
Gary Huston recently shared some photos of two keys that he made for his local church in England. When the key was lost, the vicar turned to Gary to make a new one. Smart Gary: he made them a spare at the same time.
Wouldn't you love to see the door that this key opens!
This is a close-up of what Gary calls the "business end" of the key
Gary has a terrific YouTube channel with lots of videos showing how he makes things in his forge, in addition to shoeing horses. There's no video on how he can make keys to fit pre-existing locks. But the end result is impressive!
|The ultimate equine anatomy book--from the fetlock down only!|
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