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Tipene_1

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Post Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:06 pm

Tipene's Picks

Just thought I'd do a post of some of the Picks I've have been making lately. Most are made with Starret Feeler Stock (in various thicknesses) some with 301 Stainless Pick Blanks I bought off a member of a UK Lock Sport Forum. For those interested this is the original eBay listing (it's worth reading the description as it describes the Stainless steel used). The Seller still has blanks available as far as I know, although you will probably need to message him directly if you want to order any (as I did)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ONE-PROFESSIO ... 2385782076

The first 2 pictures show Picks made from 301 Stainless Pick Blanks, with Aluminium Handles. You can see the first Pick is a copy of a Sparrows Euro Short Hook and the second a copy of a Peterson GEM.

The next pictures show Picks made from Starrett Feeler Stock, with Wiper Blade reinforced, Shrink Wrapped Handles. You can see the first Pick is a copy of a Sparrows Monstrum Attila. I made this in 0.020" with a longer shank as I wanted better access to European Locks with tight parametric key-ways (the Sparrows version is in 0.025" with a shorter shank).

The bottom 2 pictures show Picks all made with 301 Stainless Pick Blanks. The deForest has had an Aluminium handle added. I will be doing the same to the others,

These Picks are all hand filed using a 1/2 Round Bastard file, a selection of Needle files and finished using various grades of Wet n Dry Sand Paper.

Cheers
Tipene
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Post Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:55 pm

Re: Tipene's Picks

Clean dude.
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Post Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:48 pm

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Very well done! Beautiful, if you will. Let us know how they work for you.
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Post Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:21 pm

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Thanks for the kind words.

They all work well, although I must say the Medium Hook (with the Red/Pink Handle) works especially well in American 1100 Padlocks. I made it in 0.018" Starrett so I could pick unobstructed from the bottom of the key way.
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Post Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:22 pm

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Those look nice enough for surgery! Can I ask, how are you attaching your aluminum handles to the steel?
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Tipene_1

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Post Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:26 pm

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I am using a special cold weld bond metal expoxy. This stuff here:
http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/Product ... 57g/129919
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Post Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:32 pm

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Tipene_1 wrote:I am using a special cold weld bond metal expoxy. This stuff here:
http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/Product ... 57g/129919

thanks, I may have to try that... those look sexy.
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Tipene_1

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Post Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:05 am

Re: Tipene's Picks

I made it this Pick this weekend. It is a Short Hook that was inspired by a Southord Max 07B . This is made with 301 Stainless (in 0.025"). The handle is Aluminum.

Sorry about the reverse order of the photos. I thought they would appear in the order I attached them. I'll know for next time :smile:
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Post Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:46 am

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Your picks handles are so slick I thought they were butter knives :mrgreen:

Congrats :smile:
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Post Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:51 am

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Thanks much appreciated :)
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Post Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:29 pm

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:hbg: :hbg:

Beautiful picks. Excellent work.

It's been quite a while since anyone posted some home brews.

These little loverlies have made it worth the wait.
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Post Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:29 am

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Damn, those look like some killers. Like Xeo said... very clean.

Nice work! And welcome to the forum. Glad you're here.
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Post Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:46 am

Re: Tipene's Picks

Just started experimenting with wooden handles recently. Woodworking is not a strong point of mine but I thought I'd give it a go .

This is a Short Hook in 0.025" 301 High Yield Stainless, all hand filed and shaped. The handle is made from 3mm Birch Plywood with a Paua Shell inlay. The rough looking "T" is for Tipene :smile:
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Post Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:14 am

Re: Tipene's Picks

This is a Medium Hook in 0.025" made with 301 High Yield Stainless and using the same Birch Plywood Handle.

This was made for a friend as a Giveaway at the recent OzLockcon (Check out Michael Maynard’s Gorilla Picking YouTube Channel) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCajJsi ... eDAcbozlMQ
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