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abroxis, the wooden lock you show is very interesting. Only downside is that it has a unchangeable combination. You could substitute the fixed wooden pins with some bolts, so you can change the combo
datagram, your list is very precious. Thanks
steveslock, you have some good points. I was a bit unsure about making a tutorial on safe manipulation. Then I thought that everything was already out there, like the document I link at the beginning of my first post, so I'm not disclosing anything new. Based on this idea I made my decision.
I agree 100% about the invaluable help of a trainer also. But if you just want to give it a try, buying a lock and spending a few hours on your own is enough. Once you've tried and liked it, you're free to take a course. I'm sure nobody becomes a safe tech after reading a tutorial. As I said, a whole book is not enough...
WhiteGraphite, I started with a group 2, so I guess you can do the same. But if you have a less difficult lock handy, do try it. An easier and less frustrating task is not a bad thing.
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If life gives you melons, you might be dyslexic.
To answer your question, I'd start at 0 and graph a full turn. No matter where contact points are, the first thing to do is check contact area with all wheels together, you may start rotating them Right but it's not a rule, Left could do too. So get ready for your first graph and work carefully. If you're not sure, take the measurement again.
a) Make 4 full turns R and stop at 0.
b) Turn L almost a full turn, stopping at around 10.
c) Now you are in the middle of your contact area and can easily check contact points at 5 and 14.
Then turn L until you reach the wheel parked at 0 and continue turning 2,5 numbers, so you move them at 2,5.
Repeat b and c...
Hope this is clear. Try it out and let me know what are you going to do to check contact points once you reach 5 with your wheels
Let me know if that's correct.
jfw wrote:Also, if you make a mistake doing contact points say for the number 82.5? Can I just reset the wheels, go to 82.5, then redo the contact points? Or do you have to restart the whole process? Let me know.
No need to start over. You can reset the wheels at any time by turning them 4 times. Stop at the desired number and continue your measurements from there.
jfw wrote:Also sometimes when I try to take my contact points and go 10 (middle) and then to 5 1/2 ( right contact point) to 14 (left), The dial get stuck at 10, well 12, which isn't even on the graph, i get that at 47.5. but when I push thru, or turn back and forth it goes back to 14. I could have mistakenly done a 2nd rotation. Hope my questions help others, and your help is invaluable.
Yes you could have made a mistake in dialing. It could be a defective wheel. It could be a gate... Reset the wheels and dial again 47,5. If the strange spot is still there you may have found a number of your combo, it's 12.
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