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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:03 am

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Here are some picks I have made. The handles are anodized aluminum. The steel is spring steel.
Top one was a gift for a friend. The next two were made for my friend's dad, who is a locksmith.
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This is the first pick I made:
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:14 am

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Man, that is some outstanding work and craftsmanship. You have excellent skills. You should be proud of that work.
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:58 am

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SpaceyStacey wrote:WOW! Those are really lovely! Looks like you sure know what you are doing. :-) How do you shape the handles?


Rough them out on the band saw, then belt grinder, then hand file any concave parts, then smooth everything with a small hand held belt grinder, then hand sand.

If you really wanted to, you could do it all with hand files.
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:17 am

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Well Stacey, I'll bet that belt sander will be next on your shopping list...
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:31 am

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wow! those are awesome! I want a set.
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:09 am

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Those are indeed gorgeous. I'd be afraid to use them in case they break. Their awesome. Chuck them in a display cabinet haha.
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:38 pm

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WOW, they are incredible, outstanding work.

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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:42 pm

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Wow, this is some of the best homebrew picks I have ever seen. They are beautiful.
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:26 pm

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any chance of a tutorial?, i'd sticky it then because we could do with a decent tutorial in this thread and your work is amongst the best i've seen.
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:26 pm

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Houndour wrote:Those are indeed gorgeous. I'd be afraid to use them in case they break. Their awesome. Chuck them in a display cabinet haha.


No way. I make them to be used. I make plenty of things that just sit on display, but I want the tools I make to be used.
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:30 pm

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Lockylew wrote:any chance of a tutorial?, i'd sticky it then because we could do with a decent tutorial in this thread and your work is amongst the best i've seen.


Maybe eventually. I'm not good at following through with that sort of thing. I told someone on LP101 I would do an anodizing tutorial a couple months ago. I did most of it but never finished.

All I can promise for now is that I will take photos next time I make a pick.
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Post Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:39 am

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Lockylew wrote:
ratyoke wrote:
Lockylew wrote:any chance of a tutorial?, i'd sticky it then because we could do with a decent tutorial in this thread and your work is amongst the best i've seen.


Maybe eventually. I'm not good at following through with that sort of thing. I told someone on LP101 I would do an anodizing tutorial a couple months ago. I did most of it but never finished.

All I can promise for now is that I will take photos next time I make a pick.


haha thanks mate, i'm lke that all the time don't worry, i say i'm going to do something all the time and i never end up doing it, either that or i put it off for so long i forget about it :D

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Post Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:04 am

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WOW, :shock: without words. Incredible :shock:
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Post Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:22 pm

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I've seen those on Lockpicking 101 before. Awesome job! A tut would be awesome.
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Post Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:04 pm

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Mrlockpicker wrote:I've seen those on Lockpicking 101 before. Awesome job! A tut would be awesome.


Yeah I posted the light blue one when I first started picking. It was the first one I made.
I am making some picks now and taking pictures as I go, so maybe I will post something about making them.
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