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How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

Such a self-closing latch will be convenient for outbuildings, summer cottages, wickets, etc. It can be made from scrap metal using simple tools and this does not require any special knowledge, skills and experience.

It will take

Materials:

  • fittings;
  • steel strip;
  • steel corner;
  • bolt with nut;
  • spray paint;
  • screws or screws.

Tools: square and marker, vise, grinder, pipe, metal file, welding, drilling machine, hammer.

Manufacturing process of self-closing door latch with handle

Cut off a piece of reinforcement 21 cm long.We measure 6 cm on both sides and bend the ends 90 degrees to one side.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

We get a U-shaped blank doorknob.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

Separate a 15.5 cm segment from the old metal strip 6 cm wide.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

Draw a line longitudinally in the center. At one end of the strip on the center line, draw a square 1.5 × 1.5 cm outside.

We cut out the resulting figure and measure 1.5 cm from the ends on the longitudinal line, and drill holes with a diameter of 1 cm. At the ends of the handle blank, remove the longitudinal projections with a file.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

We insert the handle into the holes of the plate and brew from the back.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

Drill holes with a diameter of 0.5 cm in the corners of the plate.

On one shelf of the old corner we mark in the longitudinal direction 4 cm, in the transverse direction – 3.5 cm.On the second shelf from the corner, at a distance of 3 cm, draw a line and remove unnecessary areas along the markings.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

According to the size of the part from the corner, we make the mating part from the plate: cut off the lower corners and drill a hole at the end. We put a washer on it and press it on top with a square plate, which we weld to the vertical part of the part from the corner.

Place the triangular part with the hole down on a square plate and transfer the center of the hole to the part from below. At the same level with this mark, we carry out the second. At the first mark, we drill a hole with a diameter of 0.6 cm, at the second – 1 cm.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

We insert the bolt rod with the nut under the head into the chuck of the drilling machine and round off the head and nut with a grinder, and shorten the rod.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle
How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

We weld a piece of reinforcement across to the most pointed corner of the triangular part.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle
How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

We wrap the door handle with foil and electrical tape, paint open areas and other parts with spray paint. After the paint has dried, assemble the latch and flatten the end of the bolt.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle
How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

We fasten the handle plate with screws on the door leaf so that the side protrusion is directed to the door frame post, on which we attach the latch tongue.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

When the door leaf is closed, the side ledge of the handle, sliding along the cut edge of the tongue, raises and overcomes it. Then the tongue, going down, locks the protrusion of the handle.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

To open the door, you need to raise the tongue and pulling the canvas towards you, disengage the protrusion of the handle.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

If, when the latch is closed, you pass the douche of the padlock through its holes and turn the key, the door will not open until the lock is removed.

How to make a self-closing door latch with metal leftover handle

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