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Post Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:49 pm

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As I didn't get a chance to make or modify a pick, I ordered a commercial thin shaft large HD. It seems similar to yours, but the diamond is 0.5mm higher in my case and less steep. I am experimenting now to see how I find it. So far, I like it!
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Post Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:31 pm

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Don't get too worried about the pick dimensions. Everyone has his own preferences, many different picks can work fine with the same lock. Just practice and you'll be fine.

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Day 19 of 366. This was my very first cylinder!

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Post Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:43 pm

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Hard to tell from the angle of the photo* but it looks like the horrible Tesa keyway that has the sides that slope together towards the top...and if so I'm guessing it's an unbranded TE5.

*Your photos are stunning btw, dunno what camera or phone you're using but it's epic.
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Post Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:52 pm

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Keep up the great work. That pick is going to get a work out. :D
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
MBI: Most anything goes.
PhoneMan: way to give me nightmares
selim: ok then blow your load,, i'll take anything free now a day's
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Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:03 pm

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Femurat, yep. I am practicing and learning. MHM, I fully agree the photos are great
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Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:38 pm

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MHM wrote:Hard to tell from the angle of the photo* but it looks like the horrible Tesa keyway that has the sides that slope together towards the top...and if so I'm guessing it's an unbranded TE5.

*Your photos are stunning btw, dunno what camera or phone you're using but it's epic.


Yes, that's an unbranded Tesa. Luckily for me it's master-keyed, otherwise I would have quit this hobby pretty quick.

Thank you! I take the pictures with my samsung galaxy s. Now I have the s9 and soon will have the s10. I started with the first one some years ago and had many of that series. All of them have always been great to take pictures.
To photograph locks this year I started using a trick: a samla box lid between the lamp and the lock to diffuse the light. Then I hold the phone still, then I touch the screen to focus on the lock. Easy!

just1pick+open wrote:Keep up the great work. That pick is going to get a work out. :D


Sure, it will... :mrgreen:

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Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:00 pm

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Day 20 of 366.

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Post Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:52 pm

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Day 21 of 366.

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Post Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:22 pm

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And that marks 3 weeks 8-) Congratulations!
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Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:46 pm

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Thanks!

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Day 22 of 366.

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Post Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:47 pm

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Day 23 of 366. This WINKHAUS was not an easy pick.

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Post Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:43 pm

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You managed though. The bitting looks serious too. You were able to pick it completely with this hd?
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Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:43 pm

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Sure. I always put all the tools I use in the picture.

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Day 24 of 366. An old Vachette padlock with an unusual shape.

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Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:14 pm

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Nice lock :) I'm both curious and trying to get better myself, so thanks for your info every time. My skills and understanding increase bit by bit like this.
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Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:00 pm

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You're welcome!

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Day 25 of 366. Today I tried to pick a medeco but failed. So I went back to my comfort zone.

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