Making a church key

making a church key
Mid way through hand filing key. (Chubb key below for scale).

This 18th century lock is off a Forest of Dean historic church. It had its only key stolen and a replacement was needed. A cast iron blank was initially shaped on a grinder. It was then hand filed to pass the centre warding.

Initial grinding of cast iron blank
Church lock
Boxed rimlock. removed from door.

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