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Improve your knowledge and skills in a niche trade which I named "Lockcarpentry".

Lockcarpentry is the grey area of work in-between being a Locksmith and a Carpenter. Especially when it comes to installing luxury door hardware from all over the world.


Whether you're a carpenter, locksmith, handyman or DIY'er, this course will help you

to install residential door hardware right the first time!


Hi, I'm Tony. I've been in the carpentry game for nearly 30 years, specialisng in installing luxury door hardware.

My motto has always been "Done Once, Done Right!"

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Become part of a community where everything gets shared

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You'll be a member of a private support group where you can ask questions and share knowledge within the community. This is where new friendships will be made.


Save time by having instant access to resources

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You'll have quick access to photos, videos, documents and templates with done for you elements. The library of information will continue to build as we grow.

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Gain clarity on how to do everything

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You'll learn all the various ways of installing handles, locks, flush bolts and other latching accessories that you would find in a quality residential home.


Receive member discounts

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As a member you get VIP discounts on all  specialist tools from the Lockcarpentry Shop.

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Up your skill, up your pay

The No.1 problem. Dodgy hardware installation work is real and it's everywhere.


Yes even in the high-end homes. There is definitely a lack of high skilled workers out there.

I understand door hardware work might not be very exciting for most people and I know a lot of carpenters hate having to install it.

I also know that there are many carpenters (maybe like you) who are perfectionists and have a passion for becoming an expert.


Would you love to know the latest tricks, for installing all types of hardware into expensive doors? There may be methods you don't know about.


Becoming an expert will put you in high demand amongst all the low skilled workers!

See if any of these questions resonate with you:

  • Are you wanting to install door locks quicker, neater and with more confidence?

  • Do you want to feel proud of your hardware installation work, so that you can share on social media?

  • Have you thought about niching down on a trade skill because there are too many competitors all doing what you do?

  • Would you like lifetime access to continually receive updated tips, information and material?

  • Do you feel like you are falling behind your installer competitors and are losing work because of them?

  • Would you like a certificate to show your customers or employer that you have completed an online Lockcarpentry course and are involved in its continued development?

  • Have you thought about working for yourself, installing doors and locks?

  • Are you confused with all the lock and hinge jigs that are flooding the market?

  • Do you need help deciding which tools to invest in?

This online course and community will help you

Fast-track your knowledge about residential door hardware to help avoid costly mistakes.

Get access to documents and templates to help you become a better installer.

Learn from the most well known luxury door hardware installer in the industry, who has social proof that his work is legitimate.

Get your handle and lock installation questions answered from someone you can trust.


Here's an overview of some module lessons


About me. I talk about my background as a carpenter and how I became a full-time specialist door hardware installer.

Module 1 - Door hardware is called hard for a reason!

Understanding confusing instructions while under pressure.

Common problems with installing door hardware.

Non compatible handles and locks.

Door thickness problems.

Missing parts.


Module 2 - Clients and suppliers.

Dealing with customers/clients.

Dealing with hardware suppliers.

Dealing with builders.

Dealing with designers.


Module 3 - Setting up and marking out.

Confirming handle heights and other hardware positions.

Various ways of marking out to avoid error.

Working on the door vertically or horizontally.


Module 4 - Drilling, mortising and routing.

Drilling the face and edge of the door.


Plunge routing.

Trimmer routing.

Module 5 - Door hardware.


Locks and latches.

Flush bolts.

Flush pull locks.

Strike plates.


Module 6 - Routers and trimmers.

What you need to know before buying a router.

Trimmer set up.

Router set up.

Module 7 - Router accessories.

Flush cut bits vs plunge cut bits with copy rings.

Router accessories you will need to have.

Uses for each type of router bit.


Module 8 - Jigs and templates.

Various types of jigs and templates.

From basic to universal, adjustable and interchangeable.

Module 9 - Tools and accessories.

Tools commonly used by the TIDY TRADIE Lockcarpenter.

Basic and advanced.

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How to patch old holes in doors and jambs.

Cheat sheets, tips and tricks.

Door lock and latch diary.

Your exemption for not needing a security license.

And much more!

After completing the course

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Once you fully understand everything taught in this course, you will be much more confident and enthusiastic about installing all types of handles and locks.

You’ll become an expert in the field in a quicker amount of time!

You will be more valuable as an employer or contractor.

Your reputation as an installer will grow exponentially.

Hardware suppliers will have more faith in recommending your service to their customers. 

You will have access to all the contents for life and have a support group to quickly answer your questions.


BONUS - New training material will always be added so you will be plugged into continued learning.

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