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Post Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:32 pm

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Oldfast wrote:Nice job! Exciting isn't it?!

Random wrote:.....anyone have any tips on how I should proceed with the finishing look of this key?

So what kind of "finished look" are you wanting to achieve?


I was just wondering if i should shave to curves off into more of a slope?
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Post Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:38 pm

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femurat wrote:Random, congrats on your first key impressioned. Is that a Wally padlock?


Cheers :)


Yes it is a Wally lock and its Awesome. for a medium sized lock its very heavy and well made. No security pins at all but it doesnt matter, Its still cool. yale key way too, it that common for wally locks?
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Post Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:40 pm

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farmall wrote:What files did you order??? I was a little sticker shocked when I looked up pippin files.



I ordered #2 and #4 round swiss files. the pippen file will come when i actually need one. there 65 bucks :shock:
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Post Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:41 am

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Here are the others that I've made keys for
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Post Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:05 am

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As far as finishing the key up on your first one... it looks good to me. Slopes look nice and gradual.
And I'd imagine insertion & removal is pretty smooth? Same goes for these latest two. You've done
a great job on them! And props on that Hurd. I find they often use some extreme high and low cuts
which can really throw you for a loop sometimes. I've failed on more than one occasion with Hurds.
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Post Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:49 am

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femurat wrote:Random, congrats on your first key impressioned. Is that a Wally padlock?


Cheers :)


Yes it is a Wally lock and its Awesome. for a medium sized lock its very heavy and well made. No security pins at all but it doesnt matter, Its still cool. yale key way too, it that common for wally locks?


Yes, it's common. The Wally keyway may be inspired or licensed by Yale.

Cheers :)
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I tried with a chainsaw file and failed, fair play to you for managing. Once you get a smoother needle file, and maybee also chalk it for even finer cuts, you will see the impression marks the key pin leaves at the point where filing is needed. And when I say impressions I mean rub marks, not scratches. Get good light, and a magnifying glass.
Ive never tried marking blue, so not sure what marks would look like, for key pin marks, and impression marks that need filing.
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Post Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:13 pm

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ratlock wrote:I tried with a chainsaw file and failed, fair play to you for managing. Once you get a smoother needle file, and maybee also chalk it for even finer cuts, you will see the impression marks the key pin leaves at the point where filing is needed. And when I say impressions I mean rub marks, not scratches. Get good light, and a magnifying glass.
Ive never tried marking blue, so not sure what marks would look like, for key pin marks, and impression marks that need filing.


You can use a chainsaw file! But then you want to take a small dowel and wrap it with 300 or 400 grit sandpaper to smooth out the cuts after filing. That is what I do when I am at work.

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:40 am

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ratlock wrote:I tried with a chainsaw file and failed, fair play to you for managing. Once you get a smoother needle file, and maybee also chalk it for even finer cuts, you will see the impression marks the key pin leaves at the point where filing is needed. And when I say impressions I mean rub marks, not scratches. Get good light, and a magnifying glass.
Ive never tried marking blue, so not sure what marks would look like, for key pin marks, and impression marks that need filing.


with the layout blue you will see shiny metal where the pins scratch the blue off (they tend to be faint little + marks if the pin is binding. and when is not binding there will not be the + but just a line from the key pins dragging across the top of the key)
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