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Making a Key for Smith & Egge Giant Pancake Lock

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 10:16 pm
by GWiens2001
Got this lock a while back with no key. So let's make a key for it.

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First, pick it open with a fancy pick (straight piece of wire).

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Now make a tool using the finest, most expensive materials imported from Switzerland. Or China. Even Bangladesh will suffice. :mrgreen:

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This tool is a quick thing tossed together based on a very well made tool that Lauren made for a lock with more levers.

So use the tool. Let the needles (1/16" drill bits in this case) slide down and touch each of the levers, then tighten the wing nuts to hold them in place.

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Withdraw the tool and read the bitting.

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Now prepare your blank. Had to make this one narrow enough to fit the keyway, then divided the blank into the same number of sections as the number of levers.

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If you hold the blank to the opposite side of the tool, you can see exactly what needs to be cut.

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Cut as needed.

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Changed background surface slightly from here on to let you see better. Nothing fancy, just masking tape. But the key is almost ready.

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And here we go! Looks good.

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Now to try it out...

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What??? :evil: Oh, wait. Flip the key. :oops:

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That's better. And that's all. :mrgreen:

Gordon

Re: Making a Key for Smith & Egge Giant Pancake Lock

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 12:27 am
by jeffmoss26
you never cease to amaze me sir!

Re: Making a Key for Smith & Egge Giant Pancake Lock

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 1:22 pm
by TylerJThomas
Very ingenious!!

Re: Making a Key for Smith & Egge Giant Pancake Lock

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 3:34 pm
by 10ringo10
TylerJThomas wrote:Very ingenious!!
nice GW - great work :ugeek: