After a failed attempted using regular Home Depot needle files and vice grips, realized I needed to make some improvements in my tools. I upgraded to a Swiss 4 cut around file and may I say WOW. The file is such great high quality that it blew me away. I also made my own key holder. Not the best design but I already learned the flaws and if I wont buy the commercial holder then Ill make a better one (forgot to take pics of the key holder so Ill upload that tomorrow).
During the time waiting for the file to arrive, I read and read and watched all the youtube videos which were all helpful. The file finally arrive and I tried to make a key for an old old WB padlock 4 pin but could not see any markings at all on the 2nd pass. 6 blanks down and still the same which killed my confidence until I read what Oldfast and a guy named "Site Admin" (lol) had to say. The key points Oldfast added were such great confidence boosts that I ran home and tried it again on a master copy 4 pin lock and the results are below. Let me say I feel this is more rewarding to me than picking a lock probably because it takes more work and at the end you have physical results. I cant wait to work on the next lock.