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Post Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:26 pm

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Nicely don, Femurat. EVVA locks are not simple picks. :D

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Post Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:27 pm

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Thanks Gordon!

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Day 178 of 366.

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Post Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:26 pm

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Day 179 of 366.

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Post Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:56 pm

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Day 180 of 366. The clever construction change key system. Red construction key disabled by the micro spheres dropped out the first time you turn the blue user key.

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Post Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:15 pm

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Those spheres fall out of the lock or fall into extra holes in the plug for this lock? The mechanism is neat indeed. I also like the hospitality mechanism where you can leave the lock in two different locked positions. In one, guest keys don't work. You have any lock like that?
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Post Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:37 am

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edocdab wrote:Those spheres fall out of the lock or fall into extra holes in the plug for this lock? The mechanism is neat indeed. I also like the hospitality mechanism where you can leave the lock in two different locked positions. In one, guest keys don't work. You have any lock like that?


TrioVing makes one that I am aware of. I think Russwin did as well.

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Post Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:52 pm

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The spheres fall in special grooves in the cylinder. It's not reversible, unless you disassemble the lock. I've done it and it worked.

I don't have those fancy locks you refer to.

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Day 182 of 366. One of my first locks, got it when the maintenance guy changed it at my old condo, maybe because someone lost the keys.

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Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:53 pm

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Congratulations on six months of this thread, Femurat! Well done. Every day it is fun to see what is going to be next. :D

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Thanks Gordon, for all your support. I wouldn't have made so far without it. And without the support of all of you that are still following me. Six months... that's a lot.

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Day 183 of 366. This pick was on The National Locksmith cover. I'm so proud of it!

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Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:02 pm

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I think this is the pick that I got all excited about way back when you were first starting this project back in January.

With that super skinny shank height and slightly outsized HD it's very nearly the universal pick shape but by God you'd need a very light touch to use it without bending it beyond repair. That was why I was keen to know what material you made it from, I figured with a good enough material you'd have a pick that would deal with a LOT of keyway and bitting combinations. I remember being astounded that it was in 025 or 028 stainless or something equally pedestrian.
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Post Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:41 am

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You're too optimistic Michael. The pick is not stiff enough for most locks. And I suspect it's quite fragile, so I try not to use it, unless I have no other choice. A mass produced pick of this style may be interesting though. I won't be worried of breaking it.

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Day 184 of 366. I'm happy if I manage to pick something interesting during the day. This way I'm free after dinner. Much less stressful when I'm tired and risk to fall asleep.

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Post Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:34 pm

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It's already a big achievement Femurat. We'll happily enjoy easy picks if you're tired of course. Keep it fun and entertaining for yourself too. Please don't turn in into a burden. You don't have some master locks for opens while sleeping?
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Post Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:46 am

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edocdab wrote:It's already a big achievement Femurat. We'll happily enjoy easy picks if you're tired of course. Keep it fun and entertaining for yourself too. Please don't turn in into a burden. You don't have some master locks for opens while sleeping?


Thank you for the kind words. I am having fun!
I almost run out of padlocks, but I still have some easy ones for bad moments. I have a small box with boring cylinders that I can open even if I'm tired and have no time to play. But obviously I try to avoid them. What stress me is the fear of forgetting to go down in my toys room (the basement) and pick a lock. It's way too easy to fall asleep on the couch if you're tired. Luckily it didn't happen yet.

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