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New to me. Impressioning a credit card.

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Josephus

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Post Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:03 pm

New to me. Impressioning a credit card.

A ten minute project.

I have started collecting used gift cards and those fake credit cards from junk mail. Finally getting around to doing something with them...

It works!
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Comparison to the original.
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I cut the strip high and rested it on the wards. Easier to sharpie a side and turn in that direction for an impression. You can see the first pin gave me troubles.

Didn't work at first. There was some bending in the valleys. I cut a sliver off the bottom and that did it. Elasticity was the problem.

Will this work on a decent lock? Maybe.
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Post Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:29 pm

Re: New to me. Impressioning a credit card.

Did you just move the plastic to impression it or did you use an additional tensioner?
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Post Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:55 am

Re: New to me. Impressioning a credit card.

I used the tensioner. The plastic moves too much and gives too much for rocking or rotation.
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Post Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:22 am

Re: New to me. Impressioning a credit card.

Have done that one time before, and it is a different experience. It is also one of the reasons I also collect the plastic fake credit cards. If there is no solid ward to cut it to, it is more difficult.

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Post Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:57 am

Re: New to me. Impressioning a credit card.

I don't think that would work on a paracentric keyway.
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Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:33 am

Re: New to me. Impressioning a credit card.

Werewolf wrote:I don't think that would work on a paracentric keyway.


It will if there is a solid flat ward for it to brace against. But something like a Yale? Yeah, good luck with that.

Have any of you tried impressioning using a 3D printed key blank? Have been considering giving it a shot some day. Same general idea as the credit card method, but perhaps it might work on those paracentric keyways. Just an idea.

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