The perfect bedside locksmith can be a pain, but with this DIY solution, you’ll be able to get on with your day.
For the first time ever, you can build a bedside lock with a fork that allows you to open the door from the outside using a fork lock.
You don’t need to be a lock-making expert to follow this process, but the key is in the simple act of using a lock you already own.
This tutorial will walk you through installing the lock and then installing the fork, so you can start locking your doors from the inside.
Step 1: Install the ForkLockFor the fork lock, you will need a lock that’s compatible with the fork.
For example, a locking fork will work.
You will need to take a fork apart to see what it holds, but for this tutorial, we will be using a locking version.
Step 2: Drill out the LockParts to make the fork:To install the fork on the front of your bedside lamp, take the front door handle off the lock.
Make sure that the handle is securely fastened to the door handle.
You can use a locking wrench to help tighten the lock, or you can just cut a piece of wire and screw it into the handle.
Next, take a 1/4-inch (or so) bit of wire from your favorite cordless drill and drill it into a hole in the back of the door.
Next up, drill a hole through the door hinge, with a 4-inch-wide (or 3.5 cm) hole in between the hinge and the door frame.
You want to make a hole as wide as the hinge can go, and the hole should be deep enough that the hinge won’t touch the frame.
Step 3: Install ForkLocks to Make the BedsideLocksmith’s First JobIn order to install the lock on the back, you need to cut a bit of cord from a wire to make it longer.
You’ll also need to screw the cord into the lock to make sure it’s secure.
You should now have a fork, but this is where it gets a little trickier.
It’s going to be really hard to get the fork out without damaging the lock itself.
First, you are going to need a bolt or something to hold it in place.
The easiest way to get it is to take the fork off and then use a small screwdriver to pry the fork loose.
You should be able use a piece or two of cord to hold the fork in place, but don’t be tempted to try to twist the fork into place, or bend the fork to try and get it out.
Instead, you should just use a little bit of a small hammer or something similar to pierce the fork and bend it.
Once you get it in the right place, you’re good to go.
Step 4: Install ScrewdriverTo install a fork into the door, you use a screwdriver.
To use it to pire a lock, just pull the lock back a little, then slowly pull the screwdriver back up until it’s firmly attached to the fork’s bolt.
Then, you don’t have to be particularly careful with this part, as you can bend the lock so that the fork is firmly attached, or pull it back and try to pore a hole into the fork using a wrench.
Step 5: Open the DoorLock is secured.
Now, you have to start the process of putting the lock in place to keep your doors locked from the day.
Make the most of the forklock by turning it upside down and screwing it in using a small wrench or other small screw.
If you’re using a regular lock, it’s easy to see how it fits into the front part of the front side of the lock by the lock handle.
It can easily be removed and replaced with a different lock.
To remove the fork from the lock you can use an electric saw to cut it off, or if you want to try a different way to screw it in, you could use a bolt cutter or similar tool.
Step 6: Install DoorLockOnce you have the fork locked, it is time to get a handle on it.
For this tutorial we will install the handle onto the fork with a large round screwdriver, then using a pair of pliers, we push the handle down and push the lock into the back.
This will keep the lock from moving around while you’re on your way to your next job.
Step 7: Install LockNow that the lock is securely attached, you only need to install it once.
The fork is still on the lock frame, but now it’s hanging from a long cord.
Pull the lock out of the frame, using a flathead screwdriver or something like a saw-off pliers.
The handle will be the first thing you see when you pull it