Wooden Sailboat Blog

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Bench Locks

These locks will keep the benches in place

Lock Bolt

A simple assembly will hold the benches in place. 2 blocks, a bolt and a spring.

Raw Material

Everything is made from white oak. I had plenty of cut-offs and scrap pieces.

Drill Press Work...

The new bench top drill press is coming in handy. There are a total of 8 holes to be drilled.

Very Simple Assembly....

After all the drilling and sanding I assembled a demo bolt on a piece of ply.


If aligned correctly the bolt slides easily back.