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Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:01 pm
by femurat
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Day 225 of 366. Here's another padlock I saved from being trashed. The key was broken inside so they cut the shackle and replaced it with a new one. I extracted the key and used it for practice for days before finally opening it. It was many years ago. I can still lock it but when it opens the shackle goes flying.

Cheers :)

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:52 pm
by edocdab
That's an additional safety feature now. I found a GeGe in a junk pile and recently a wilka without key with a most evil keyway in a second hand junk shop for 2 euro. Both a lot of fun to play with. I won't aks how locks can ever be trash, because I know which brand comes to mind with you guys.

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:51 pm
by MHM
edocdab wrote:That's an additional safety feature now. I found a GeGe in a junk pile and recently a wilka without key with a most evil keyway in a second hand junk shop for 2 euro. Both a lot of fun to play with. I won't aks how locks can ever be trash, because I know which brand comes to mind with you guys.


Can you post pics of the locks and their keyways? I'd be interested to see what you found.

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:50 pm
by edocdab
MHM wrote:Can you post pics of the locks and their keyways? I'd be interested to see what you found.

Sure. Let me know if you have any questions about them.

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:40 pm
by femurat
Great find edocdab!

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Day 226 of 366. During my latest reorganisation I was going to throw it away but luckily I changed my mind. Today it was useful for my opening.

Cheers :)

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:42 pm
by MHM
edocdab wrote:
MHM wrote:Can you post pics of the locks and their keyways? I'd be interested to see what you found.

Sure. Let me know if you have any questions about them.


Cool, thanks - both fairly standard keyways for those brands...I see that you've already got the Wilka open, kudos. Gege fairly often have wide open keyways (by european standards) but their bittings are often really gnarly, you virtually never see the flattish easy-beat sort of bitting common on domestic Aussie and American brands. Dunno why really, they have better MACS maybe?

Either way, nice classic euro locks to pick.

Michael.

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:58 pm
by femurat
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Day 227 of 366. Small padlocks require small pick. I used TOK tension with one and BOK with the other.

Cheers :)

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:51 pm
by femurat
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Day 228 of 366.

Cheers :)

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:46 pm
by femurat
Now that the forum is back online I'll add the pictures of the missing picks.

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Day 229 of 366.

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Day 230 of 366. A souvenir from Greece. I know its made in China but I bought it in Greece.

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Day 231 of 366. A souvenir from Villach, Austria.

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Day 232 of 366.

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Day 233 of 366. This Corbin G.S.U.CO padlock has a strong return spring. I needed to use more tension than I'm used to. It took me some time to understand how much tension is enough to overcome the spring, without blocking the pins.

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Day 234 of 366. Sometimes all you need to overcame an extra feature, if you examine it carefully, is a hairpin.

Cheers :)

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:19 pm
by edocdab
Glad we are back online! Was looking forward to your posts Femurat. Nice locks and stories. Most souvenirs in the world are made in China I guess :)

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:50 pm
by femurat
Thanks! I missed the forum too...

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Day 235 of 366. After the other lock, I tried with one that I never disassembled, just to be sure the technique really works.

Cheers :)

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:01 am
by edocdab
Is it the interactive element, some extra hidden pin or another feature you tackled there?

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:32 pm
by femurat
I was setting the interactive element.

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Day 236 of 366.

Cheers :)

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:47 pm
by femurat
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Day 237 of 366.

Cheers :)

Re: Happy 2020!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:46 pm
by femurat
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Day 238 of 366. A strong return spring requires a precise amount of tension.

Cheers :)