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Post Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:10 pm

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Day 256 of 366.

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Post Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:29 pm

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Day 257 of 366.

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Post Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:09 pm

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Day 258 of 366. This old American 747 padlock deserves two pictures.
I try not to pick rare locks because, believe it or not, picking locks ruin them. When I do it, I try to minimise damage. In this case, I picked the lock with the shackle already open, so I could use extremely light tension. This lock has a very hard return spring. It pops open with a loud CHUNK!

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Post Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:16 pm

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oooh/
femurat: They're called restricted for a reason...
Innerpicked: The more keys you carry, the more important you look
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Post Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:44 pm

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Day 259 of 366. This was the opposite situation than yesterday. To avoid ruining my pick with this rusty padlock, I used a commercial one.

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Post Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:05 pm

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Day 260 of 366. As a kid I've always been fascinated by cruciform locks. This one has 3 rows of 2 pins. The key has four cuts on 3 sides, so it can be used from both sides of the door. After picking it the first time, it rotates 90 degrees and only 2 rows at a time are active, and it became a lot easier. To make a full turn I picked it four times.

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Post Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:33 pm

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The American looks fantastic. Worth 2 pictures.
Your legendary pick stands far above any commercial pick so it makes perfect sense to sacrifice such a lower tool.
The first crucifix I saw made me marvel as well as a kid.

Good stuff Femurat! It's no pain to follow you for 366 opens.
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Post Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:39 pm

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Thank you, edocdab, it's nice to make this experience with all of you!

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Day 261 of 366.

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Post Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:02 pm

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Day 262 of 366. I found this nice padlock in a flea market many years ago. I impressioned a key and I'm sure it worked back then. Nowadays it no longer works. Maybe it's upset because I left it in a cabinet for so long. Luckily I'm still able to pick it.
I put my latest half diamond in a temporary handle, a piece of dried bamboo I had laying around. Works much better with a handle. I may add a couple pieces on the sides and a drop of glue...

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Post Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:27 pm

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That is an interesting profile. It seems similar to a medium hook on the inside curve. It looks good with the bamboo handle you put on it now. It looks a bit like you can gut the lock and see what happened for the ket to stop working.
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Post Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:47 pm

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edocdab wrote:That is an interesting profile. It seems similar to a medium hook on the inside curve. It looks good with the bamboo handle you put on it now.


Thanks. This diamond was bigger when I first made it, then I recently reduced its shaft height and modified the inside part of the diamond as a consequence. I don't like it because it catches on the pins. I'll leave it like this and let the wear smooth the tip a bit. I'm sure it'll be perfect after a few dozen locks.

edocdab wrote:It looks a bit like you can gut the lock and see what happened for the key to stop working.

Unfortunately this padlock is not supposed to be serviced. But it's still good for picking practice, so having a working key is not crucial.

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Post Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:36 pm

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Nice corbin.
xeo: i use an electric buzzer exclusively for my ass that gets sanitized afterwards
PhoneMan: would have freaked my friend out if hed come over
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Post Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:52 pm

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Day 263 of 366. Picked and disassembled a few locks to put together my first master key system.

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Post Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:12 pm

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Nice! Looks like you did that with the dimple keys. I also see regular keys but those are on the side. If I understand the notes one the side correctly, you made two pins different between the different keys?
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Post Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:00 pm

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Day 264 of 366. We made just two keys, a master and a service. Yes two pins are different, one higher and one lower.
It was so interesting to pick and repin all the cylinders.
And then I cut the keys with a Silca Bravo something, generated with a laptop by code, and also engraved the name on the bow! Such a great experience!

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