Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:40 am
Location: Gowrie Junction, Queensland, Australia
I thought I would cheat a little and try to impression a lock I had a key for to compare how my filing was going and also to have a key to compare with during the process.
The lock is from a sliding door and is a Whitco.
About 2o minutes into the job I compared my blank against the original key and on the second last groove I can see that my blank is already filed below the original key but there is still a definite mark which tells me to keep filing.
The groove I am concerned about is the highest bidding on the key and is second from right in the photo.
I have been marking the top of the blank with a red permanent marker after each file to see the marks better and this has worked well until now.
Not sure how to proceed so I hope someone here can shed some light on why I am still getting a mark on my blank. Unfortunately, my phone camera won't focus that small to show the mark but it is one of the most defined marks so far.
"I shall either find a way, or make a way myself."
“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” ― George Bernard Shaw