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Lauren

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Post Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:41 am

Re: My book is FINISHED!!!!

I published a revised version of my book, not knowing I could have kept the existing one and simply uploaded an edited version. Oh, well. I lowered my prices. I made changes that reflect misspelled words, grammatical errors, and I added page numbers. I should have proof read my book better, but my head was spinning as it was. The message is the same even with the errors. Those who have purchased the book surely will see past it.

Here's the new link: http://www.blurb.com/b/6061788-the-extr ... -collector
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Post Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:35 am

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For one, I had not noticed, nor am I bothered. :) You did a great job.

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Post Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:53 pm

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Hope theres lots of photos - great work buddy

I appreciate a master at work - still need to work on those rivets i,ve drilled on a old lock - too curious to see what was hiding inside

does the book contain - how to on re-riveting old locks - for dummys lol will have to buy the book to find out
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Post Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:27 pm

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I could have done a re-riveting chapter, and believe me, I have an EAGLE padlock right now that's giving me serious trouble. The temptation is there to grind the rivets off and produce new ones like I have done in my early days of this hobby. Each time I have done this, I end up regretting it, because I was too impatient and I realized it wasn't necessary. I believe this why so many people are attracted to cut-a-ways. In contrast, I have done tear downs thinking it was absolutely necessary to do so, and at the time it was. There's a few chapters in my book that allowed me to produce tools for two similar locks based on past tear downs. The good news is- nobody has to do the tear down any more based on my sacrifice and inventions on these locks.

The problem with riveting is- finding the same material that the manufacturer used. Often brass is mistaken as bronze. Good luck finding sizable bronze round stock that can be machined down. I was at Industrial Metal Supply in Sunland, CA a few weeks ago and I noticed that they sold bronze rods (close to 1/4 inch in diameter) for welding. This may be the ideal material. Common half-hard brass is way too soft in my opinion. Maybe, manufacturers did use brass, only- it was "full-hard". Half-hard will work in a pinch, but the design of rivets are often "spacer rivets" (fatter inside between the lock case, thinner through the locks cases). When the rivets are pressed or hammered to a "mushroom shape", the tendency is to bulge the inner diameter of the rivet. This bulging may prevent lever tumblers from moving freely. Riveting is an art in it's self. Just remember, the value of the lock will be greatly reduced when repaired.

Gordon...thank you for your kind thoughts. I'm just a perfectionist and I felt the revise was necessary for future purchases. Like I said.. the message is not retarded by my spelling errors. I think there was about ten in total. But it's fixed now. Also, I added a picture of my self on the last page. No body, but one member has ever met me or knows what I look like. I keep telling my self that I have to go that Los Angeles monthly meetup.
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Post Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:57 pm

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That makes perfect sense - did not want to start hammering to have it bulge or damage the lock - I have seen a rivet with a cut in the end to spread possibly to stop this
from happening may give this ago - thanks ringo
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Post Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:11 am

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Lauren wrote: Also, I added a picture of my self on the last page. No body, but one member has ever met me or knows what I look like.


What about the picture MBI took of you on the flight back when he was doing Fed work? ;) :P

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Post Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:13 pm

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That's insane!!! I own that shirt. No...Really!!


And...I have never flown commercial in my life.
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Post Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:12 pm

Re: My book is FINISHED!!!!

Lauren wrote:I published a revised version of my book, not knowing I could have kept the existing one and simply uploaded an edited version. Oh, well. I lowered my prices. I made changes that reflect misspelled words, grammatical errors, and I added page numbers. I should have proof read my book better, but my head was spinning as it was. The message is the same even with the errors. Those who have purchased the book surely will see past it.
GWiens2001 wrote:For one, I had not noticed, nor am I bothered. :) You did a great job.

So what you're saying is that me and Gordon's book is more 'special' than anyone elses'? :mrgreen:
It's a beautiful piece of literature, filled with passion & info I'm not going to find anywhere else.
I agree with Gordon, didn't notice - not bothered.

EDIT: Gordon... we have the "Collector's Edition" :spinning:
" Enjoy the journey AS MUCH as the destination."
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Post Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:23 pm

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Just imagine if you guys had the lock and key on the cover...
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Post Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:20 am

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Can you pick this lock? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Padlock ... 5672778eea


Learn how to decode it in the locked position without picking or destructive entry in my book.
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Lauren

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Post Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:24 am

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But really, can you pick this lock? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Original-Ch ... 35e736aa28

Learn how to decode it in the locked position without picking or destructive entry in my book.
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Post Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:33 am

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the links to your book are dead bro
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Post Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:25 am

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Here's the new link: http://www.blurb.com/b/6061788-the-extr ... -collector
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Post Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:55 am

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My book dosent have a picture of your sexy self,, didn't even notice any arrors - good work man
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Post Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:45 pm

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Yes, the initial link is dead. Here's the POSTED new link: http://blur.by/1DivsPZ
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