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Post Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:25 am

Re: What have you Impressioned today

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I finished a key for an old Abus padlock that I started one month ago and left unfinished. I thought I filed too much and since I was tired I put it away for later. Looking at the key with fresh eyes made me see two marks that, once filed, allowed the key to turn. Since it took me just ten minutes to finish it, I decided to impression another padlock.

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This is a small 3 pins Yale padlock that I bought at a flea market without a key. It's old but not worn out. A nice and easy padlock to impression.

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Post Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:40 am

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Found this Russwin padlock in a drawer at work, locked with no key. Used my pippin file with some help from the trusty HPC 1200 and made a key :)
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:29 pm

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Lockwood 234

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Usually wouldn't bother to impression such a common lock, I have at least 30 that I have repinned that I use for practice. This one, although the same model is a much earlier revision than I have come across before, and I needed to keep my impressioning skills up. Have 3 more to be done tommorow, this one was done with just a file, but I am going to try using the Blitz as well tommorow to speed things up.

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Post Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:11 pm

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Its a great skill to have and love to see old locks being used - brought back to life as they would be thrown away sadley

Really need to buy a replacement file today if possible as the one I have is worn out - round needle file pip pip

thanks for the post - good day mate :razz:
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:18 am

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Cheers Ringo,

I think its almost a necessary skill for a collector, yes? That's if you don't want to be paying the locksmith what you paid for the lock to have a key made ;) I can also agree with a lot of the sentiment above, it is incredibly satisfying when you get the working key, I do the same as Gordon, and turn it hundreds of times in the lock, just marvelling at what I have achieved!

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Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:05 am

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Success! Did these five over the last couple of days. Used my Blitz, which really sped up the process, and made the marks much easier to see.

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Post Wed May 23, 2018 9:35 am

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Jacksons JP152A

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My first lever lock impression. Much easier than pin tumblers, just have to be careful how much meat you remove from the bolt-thrower. This is a Jacksons lock, made in Tasmania, Australia, made for the Federal Government for use locking ballot boxes. The 'CofA' stands for Commonwealth of Australia.

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