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Making Skeleton Keys

After visiting most of the antique stores in the area and not finding any keys that fit the locks in our own home I decided to make my own. I tool apart a lock and using a sample key that did not work I realized that most keys are relatively easy to make. By taking a couple flat bars and one round b...

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Cleaning Hardware

Cleaning metal hardware is very simple. All you need is an old pan you can boil the hardware in and a sink or another pan with cold water. Using steel wool or a wire brush might help with final cleaning.  Just place the paint covered hardware into the pan with boiling water and let it boil for...

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