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Lauren

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Post Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:28 pm

My book is FINISHED!!!!

All my hard work, over 4 years of antique padlock restoration, and all my secrets and latest tools. Available as an e-book, soft or hard copy.

http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/p10d8c4bda6132a259b85

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/ ... 1a72689b70
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Post Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:46 pm

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Just ordered a copy ASAP, Lauren. Congratulations on your hard work.

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Post Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:59 pm

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My pleasure, Gordon. Thanks.
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Post Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:41 am

Re: My book is FINISHED!!!!

Indeed, indeed! A very big congrats to you Lauren on this accomplishment.
And a very big THANK YOU for all you've done & all you've done to share.

Priceless & countless hours of enjoyment.... on its' way to me now :)


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Post Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:32 am

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Wow, very nice!
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Post Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:42 am

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The book isn't terribly long, but I didn't add too many pictures that take up TWO pages like a lot of coffee table author's promote. There's lots of smaller, meaningful pictures and lengthy written, technical content.
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Post Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:51 am

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Very nice. Looking at the price I thought it might have to wait for a moment of dead-tree coveting weakness, but the images are too fantastic. I love it when real pictures in a first hand perspective are used instead of anything too artsy or dry technical drawings.
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Post Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:49 am

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A huge achievement, no doubt about it. Congratulations on getting it out there.

And many thanks for all the hard work and your wish to share it all. No doubt, I'll have this in my hands soon.
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Post Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:47 am

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Outstanding! I look forward to reading it.
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Post Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:52 pm

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Beautiful work Lauren! Checked out the preview and I am very impressed. I will be ordering the hard copy as soon as my finances allow which hopefully should be by the end of the month. (damn bills getting in the way of my addiction again. I hate it when that happens).

P.S. Iwill be using your decoder jig as soon as I get another keyless Champion as I sold my last one to a fellow KPer. Actually I might just try it out one one of my others and have a bash at making some spare keys. Hopefully I can do it without cheating!

Anyhoo Congrats on getting your book out. I know you put a lot of work into it and it shows. I wish you the best and hope it sells well enough to put a little cash into the 'Picky' bank for you.

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Post Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:24 pm

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Thanks for all the support from everyone. This book is being sold through invitation only and is not being sold in the public Blurb library. Each chapter represents countless hours of work (some you've seen in this forum). There's tools and techniques that I developed that you will never seen done anywhere else, (ie.) decoding of a locked "New Champion" padlock. Retired locksmiths will love it, as well as antique padlock collectors. The price for the book is not cheap, but where else can you find such information in a book form?

Happy reading everyone. My own copy is on the way. :smile:
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Post Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:49 am

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Lauren wrote:Happy reading everyone. My own copy is on the way. :smile:


Hope you find some great new information in your copy, Lauren. :P

Gordon
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Post Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:16 am

Re: My book is FINISHED!!!!

Book in hand :D Thought I'd mention... the company did a nice job Lauren.

I had placed my order on the 1st. By the 5th, the book had been made & I received
an email letting me know it had been shipped out. Then received it today on the 7th.


I'm not a quick reader... but the book looks great and my first glance-
over definitely has me excited. You should be very pleased with it!
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Post Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:31 am

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Been reading my copy for the last couple of days. Very nicely done. Am learning!

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Post Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:46 pm

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I just got my copy today (hard bound). Yes, the company did a nice job. My aunt informed me about this company that produces books for those who wish to self-publish. I know I'm taking a huge money loss for going in this direction. I am not writing for The Independent Locksmith Journal anymore, so some money is better than none at all, and I really appreciate the members here that have given me the initial monetary support . I asked one member to do critique on my book. The techniques that I am using to decode many 6 lever padlocks in the locked position are awesome. This information you will never find anywhere else.
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