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Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:31 am
by GWiens2001
The subject above says it all. Just made a new board to hold my keys, as my old one was too full. (Bottom three rows doubled and triple stacked, extra boxes of keyways not already on the board, etcetera).

My wife said that maybe it is because I have too many blanks.

Me: "You think so?"
Her: "Why don't you ask someone".
Me: :) "OK. Hey (my son's name here)..."
Her: :evil: "You can not ask your son. His vote does not count".
Me: :? (Ain't it funny how he is "my son" instead of "our son" when it is something he would agree with me about?) :D

At this time, her parents show up.
Me: "Hey, Dad... Do I have too many key blanks?"
Him: "Well, can you copy the key for my shed and trailer right now?"
Me: "Sure."
Him: Sounds like you are alright then.
Her: "How about asking someone outside the family?"
Him: "What - my opinion doesn't matter?"
Her: "Uhh... maybe."

So in all fairness, I am choosing an entirely random place to ask the question... "Do I have too many key blanks"

Keep in mind that in actuality, my wife figures that at least they are out in the garage, which she considers to be "my turf", so there is no argument or disagreement here. We are just teasing each other. But to have been able to say to her that I asked people "outside the family", what do you think?

The new board.

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And some more that I have set aside for locks I am making keys for:

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OK. Honesty here. My favorite lock shop gave me a box today with about another 60 keyways.

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What do you think?

Well?

Oh, forgot to add my old board (which no longer as many double-stacked keyways on a single peg.

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So, what does this "Random, outside the family, group of guys and gals" think? Is it OK for me to at least fill up the lonely, empty pegs on that new board? :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

Gordon

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:46 am
by Anarchy_won
I would say you have just the right amount.
just tell her you cant leave blank space on the board or it will look silly ;)

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:49 am
by flywheel
Litmus test for a hoarder:
If the items collapse on top of you can you get up or are you trapped?

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:55 am
by macgng
dude! you never know when someone might just need that one key.... :D

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:59 am
by just1pick+open
:agree:

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:11 am
by Shearlock
Epic collection I say!

I hate to admit, yet I don't have any yet. Just getting into impressioning. I know one thing, I have too few! Lol

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:21 am
by pmaxey83
You can never have enough stock ;)

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:31 am
by mercurial
Too many?? You need more!

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:54 am
by Riyame
Nah, never too many.

I have 10-50 of each of the basic SFIC keyways on hand plus one each of the T* and W* series on my keyway checker ring plus a few bags of various random blanks that others have given me or I have accumulated over time. Never know when that oddball one will come in handy ;)

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:51 am
by GWiens2001
OK, quick update. The new board is more full. More keyways in the box from the shop today than I expected. Now the new board is over half full.

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Still don't think I have enough. Like Anarchy_won said... leaving empty spots on the board would be silly. (Like the way you think, AW!!!)

Gordon

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:31 am
by Neilau
Nah. Looks like you are just getting started. :mrgreen:

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:16 am
by Werewolf
I wouldn't say you have too many.
You may have enough for your area.
We have quite a bit more , if you want i'll post some pics. But I don't want to hijack your thread.

How do you keep track of what key goes where ?


*Edit: I just noticed you aren't a locksmith , in wich case that is quite a substantial collection.

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:18 pm
by Papa Gleb
Gordon, you have a good amount of blanks at the moment but more never hurt. Thats the things about blanks, its always that one that you never have when you need it most so I say stack them uppppppp.

So now I see where my blank collection go its start hehe thanks again for that :)

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:21 pm
by 10ringo10
Werewolf wrote:I wouldn't say you have too many.
You may have enough for your area.
We have quite a bit more , if you want i'll post some pics. But I don't want to hijack your thread.

How do you keep track of what key goes where ?


*Edit: I just noticed you aren't a locksmith , in wich case that is quite a substantial collection.


Never seen a locksmith - that knows more than gw when it comes to locks - lives - eats - and sleeps them :razz:
for some its a living granted - got any more nice software W - lol

Re: Do I Have Too Many Key Blanks?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:29 pm
by HT4
Short answer: No... not even close.