I have been picking locks for 6 - 10 months. I am gathering up the equipment to start making my own challenge locks. I have already started making spool pins and serrated pins. I moved to North Dakota in June and don't Know anyone up here (originally front Arkansas). I am going to start filming my picking and put it up on YouTube. I have learned so much from the likes of Bosnian Bill, Lock Picking Lawyer and older videos of Kokomo Lock. I have recently found other channels such as Bobby Keyz, Steel Pinnings, West Coast Picks and many others (far too many to mention).
I am really wanting to start trading locks and so forth with anyone interested. I don't have much to offer as of right now but that will change very soon.
I have a good set of Southord Picks, and I have some TOK tension wrenches coming from Sparrows. I just made my own pinning tray yesterday. I have also made several picks and will probably make some more starting later today.
My experience picking challenge locks is very limited and if anyone reads this and wants to send me any to practice on I would be extremely grateful.
In the meantime I am thrilled to be a member of this forum and especially this community.