I’m thinking of making a box for my plough plane. To ensure security I wish to fit a cabinet lock, but I’m a little unsure how to do this. here is the link to the cabinet lock in question. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You don’t mention whether you want a sliding or hinged lid. For a hinged lid you would need to have the deadbolt lock you suggested on the moving part (locking bolt moves straight out of the lockbody). Alternatively you could find a lock with a hook bolt, the lock then sits on the inactive part and the bolt rotates to hooks a hinged part preventing it from moving away.
You also get rim mounted and mortice locks. Rim mounted being fixed onto a surface, and mortice locks – well – fixed into a mortice.
You could also use a hooked cam lock which is simple and cheap.
Try a searching in your part of the world using the appropriate terminologies from the above, if this helps.
Hope this helps, and that you find the right lock for the job.