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Hornbeam

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Can anybody recommend a good quality box lock at a reasonable pricefor jewellery boxes. Looking for something around 40mm X 25mm. There are quite a few but most of them are quite thick (10mm) so they will not really fit into a thin box side. and cause 2 problems, the relief for the lock body leaves a fragile piece and when fitting the plate there is minimal material left on either side
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Ian
 

Biliphuster

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I agree the AE squire/Nichelocks cabinet locks are great. I only use them now and am always very pleased with the quality.
 

Glynne

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I’d say the NicheLocks are good rather than great.
I’ve just fitted one in an heirloom chest and whilst it’s OK for purpose, you wouldn’t fit one in a top of the range jewellery box. In terms of quality they are a long way off Smart Locks (Andrew Crawford) and Neat Locks (Ian Hawthorne) but that having said they are a lot cheaper.
If you going to buy drawer Locks from Nichelocks then go for the more expensive ones. Same size as the cheaper ones but much better finished.
 

Benchwayze

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I used box locks on writing slopes. Never had a problem with them. I got mine from Martins in Hockley, Brum, but they went mainstream online; that is if they are still in business.

John
 
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