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Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:23 pm
by travislsthq
My name is Travis, I'm a hobbyist. I've been picking for 16 years. I work as an IT Manager for Maine's largest newspaper, but only just. Had I not landed this job my plan was to launch a locksmithing business. But, frankly, tech pays better, and I've got a family, so there it is.

In my spare time, recently, I've started a training website for teaching people locksmithing. I figure if I can't afford to start my company, I can at least spread along the knowledge and teach people the trade. Especially in Maine, where the factories are closing, and entire towns are getting laid off. I figure if I can teach even one of these mill workers the skills required to become a locksmith, I can call my little side project a success.

This is the first time I've joined a forum about picking, but I've loved reading up on it so far.

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:42 pm
by bitbuster
Welcome to the forum. Selim will be just thrilled......another member from Maine.

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:47 pm
by travislsthq
Let's just be honest. Maine is just a large cult. And a small town.

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:22 pm
by dpasek
Hi, I'm Dennis.
I've been repinning locks and doing some casual picking for some time. I have tools for originating Best, Schlage SC, and Quickset plus space and depth sets for some others. I've been trying to pick the control line on Best SFIC without success so far. I have the special tensioning wrenches, but I don't seem to be able to manipulate them well enough. The operating lines always release on me. :-(

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:48 pm
by MacgyverDB
My Name is David, perhaps more out of survival in school than necessity, I began picking locks other students were putting on my toolbox or locker. That was quite a long time ago. Overall locks fascinate me.

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:24 pm
by 10ringo10
welcome to key picking a great place to share those locks & tool ideas or new tools you've made a fun place to be

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:08 am
by Oldfast
I'm a bit behind on the 'Welcome-Wagon'!

I big welcome to the few of you who recently joined.

Travis :salute: I'm Mike. Good to meet ya.

Dennis, Xeo here wrote a great article on picking Best locks.

MacgyverDB wrote:My Name is David, perhaps more out of survival in school than necessity, I began picking locks other students were putting on my toolbox or locker. That was quite a long time ago. Overall locks fascinate me.

Ha. That's funny. But makes sense. lol

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:19 pm
by D2P
Hello everyone. I am D2P and I have been an apprentice for quite some time now. I enjoy picking by hand and get great satisfaction when the boss and I race for who buys lunch. He and his pickgun on a service door and myself and my chosen hand tools usually on an unused front door. It has been quite the race at times. Lol! He has made my picking progress at quite a nice rate with things of this nature. I practice on anything and everything I can. And love to learn. Thank you for allowing me in and I hope to learn a lot from some of you I have read about.
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Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:15 pm
by Oldfast
A great big welcome to you. You're gonna love it here!

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:51 pm
by jeffmoss26
Welcome everyone!

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:31 am
by mikatika
Hi all! Just started lock picking and looking to get better, coming in from reddit. Pleased to join you all!

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:23 pm
by safecracker33
Hiya, my name is gary, locksmith, safe engineer. lockpicker, toolmaker, lock collector.
Some of the names on here I recognise from other sites and forums, the ones I am not familiar with I will hopefully get to know.

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:42 pm
by MartinHewitt
Hi Safecracler33, in which region do you operate? From your knowledge about Chubb locks I presume in the UK?

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:17 pm
by Oldfast
Hello, hello!

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:26 pm
by Petronas2018+
Hello to all members! My name is Fettel, I am newby here!