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Post Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:16 pm

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Awesome write up! Thanks Gordon!
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Post Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:06 pm

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Awesome write up thank you so much!! I've never tried it but I think I'm gonna give it a go. Thanx for the help I learn so much on this site and the other one.
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Post Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:45 pm

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Finally got around to giving this a good thorough read. Some great stuff here Gordon!
I liked how you covered a variety of locks. Learned a couple new things too. Thanks
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Post Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:09 am

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Thanks Gordon! My first impression was pin tumbler Yale. After reading your post maybe it's time to give the lever locks sitting in a box another look.
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Post Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:52 am

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GregWhitney wrote:Thanks Gordon! My first impression was pin tumbler Yale. After reading your post maybe it's time to give the lever locks sitting in a box another look.


If you can impression a Yale, then you can undoubtedly impression many lever locks. Good luck, and keep us informed.

BTW - Are my eyes playing tricks on me, or is your avatar a blank for a Cleveland 4-Way lock?

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Post Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:27 am

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No tricks - it is a blank for a Cleveland 4-way. Great eye and I love that someone else knows! My love for them started with farebox locks and has expanded into padlocks as well. I have yet to pick one but have a selection of "pins" I picked up from ebay and have rekeyed a couple farebox locks.
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Post Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:32 am

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GregWhitney wrote:No tricks - it is a blank for a Cleveland 4-way. Great eye and I love that someone else knows! My love for them started with farebox locks and has expanded into padlocks as well. I have yet to pick one but have a selection of "pins" I picked up from ebay and have rekeyed a couple farebox locks.


Glad I was not imagining things. :D

Have tried making a key for one, but without success. But I also think they are so cool. Have the patent info including drawings. Unfortunately, the only one I have had my hands on was not mine. It was also a farebox lock that I was sent in hopes I could make a key. Considered trying to take it apart to make a working key, but it was not coming apart easily. Rather than risk damaging a lock that I was not positive on how to disassemble, I returned the lock.

Someday, I hope to get one with a key for my collection.

Since you have some, and have disassembled them before, I bet there are more members than just me who would love to see a pictoral thread on how to take them apart, and showing all the guts. If you get the time and have the inclination, please make one! ;)

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Post Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:42 am

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someone wrote:.......guts.

WHAT THE %@#*? Wait... what... WHO said that?! :gosplit:
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Oldfast wrote:
someone wrote:.......guts.

WHAT THE %@#*? Wait... what... WHO said that?! :gosplit:


:lol: Knew that if I said the magic word, you would appear!

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Post Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:32 am

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Wonderful work Gordon, as always. Next up, 3KS? :smile:
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Post Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:26 am

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huxleypig wrote:Wonderful work Gordon, as always. Next up, 3KS? :smile:


BTDT, Sir Piggles. ;)

http://keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?p=73952#p73952

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Post Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:12 am

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hi, all

I am new to this forum and has taken an interest in impressioning. I have read some tutorials and even watched videos on how to go about doing this. So i have a couple of pad locks with no keys and i started trying out impressiong on a yale pad lock. i have broken lots of keys and cant seem to get any impression. i tried wiggle up and down even tried to shade a marker on the blank key to see if it would show any marks. I joined this forum as i cant figure out anymore what i am doin wrong or if it was even possible to impression this yale pad lock. Also i have a master pad lock no.5 with no key, i am a total noob and i dont know how many pins this lock has or how long the original blank key is. Can anybody help me out?

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Post Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:10 pm

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Gordon, keep this thread going man, enjoy watching all your work.

Solac, PM w. links and answers to your questions sent.
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