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Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:26 pm
by Malekal
Easy... much too easy for the use it's supposed to have :)

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Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:05 am
by Tok36
Starting to get the hang of these. Took a while.
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I have gotten a few opens on the Abus 80TI/50 but no real consistency yet.
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Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:05 am
by jeffmoss26
Picked this one a few weeks back - forgot to post.
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Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:58 pm
by ratlock
Thanks again to capt dunk, for encouragement, and guidance, my picking gets better than I thought it ever would. Heres todays pick. (repeated a few times waiting for kids)

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Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:12 am
by ratlock
Insomnia, is back. 3.30 am wide awake all week. So rather than go on the internet, and feel more awake, I had been getting a feel for dialing a safe, and contact points, in the dark,.(kinda like counting sheep).
After watching a you tube video posted by Potti314, I thought "wonder If I could do that without looking" . Well last night I picked a lock in the dark without looking. Wish I could say "I could do that in my sleep", but sadly I was wide awake.

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Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:07 pm
by jeffmoss26
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Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:57 am
by madsamurai
I finally got the last bits I needed to finish my homebrew 2-in-1 tool for the S&G 6804
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...and I used it to pick open my S&G 6804!
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holy crap, what a buzz! :D

Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:14 am
by whizdumb
madsamurai wrote:I finally got the last bits I needed to finish my homebrew 2-in-1 tool for the S&G 6804
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...and I used it to pick open my S&G 6804!
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holy crap, what a buzz! :D


First of all.. Great job!

Secondly, I would love to see a thread about your home made lever pick complete with parts list and how you acctually went about assembling that beauty.

Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:24 am
by whizdumb
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Scanlock SLX-5.... Finally!

Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:30 am
by ratlock
Well done on the home brew 2 in 1 madsamurai, and on the picked safe lock.
It was only a few weeks ago you were picking a 3 lever warded. Now safes. Wow that's a rocket propelled learning curve.
Well done.

Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:02 pm
by madsamurai
Thanks, guys...

whizdumb wrote:Secondly, I would love to see a thread about your home made lever pick complete with parts list and how you acctually went about assembling that beauty.

Absolutely... I didn't take enough pictures as I went along, but plan on posting details... maybe tonight, but I'm pretty beat (and a 12 hour shift tomorrow... ugh) so it might be a few days before I get to it. Pretty easy to build, and cheap, and doesn't require much in tools (if you're good with a file). Stay tuned...

ratlock wrote:Well done on the home brew 2 in 1 madsamurai, and on the picked safe lock.
It was only a few weeks ago you were picking a 3 lever warded. Now safes. Wow that's a rocket propelled learning curve.
Well done.

lol, thanks Ratlock. Think I just read something where you said something about running before learning to walk... I also don't really like to walk ;) I actually expected more of a challenge out of the S&G 6804 than what it put up. Was very easy to tell when a lever was on the true gate or a false one by wiggling the levers, and the rest was just like picking spools in a pin tumbler. I spent some time feeling it out, but the actual pick only took maybe 10 minutes. Next step will be to make up some cheap "blanks" I can cut random bittings into and use to change the combination so I can practice more... those keys are silly expensive...

Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:02 pm
by mercurial
Perhaps a contour gauge copying tool, used with the lock cover removed, could be used to simulate new key bittings, negating the need for extra keys?

Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:19 am
by huxleypig
Evva MCS Gen 2.

Video to come.

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Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:01 am
by madsamurai
mercurial wrote:Perhaps a contour gauge copying tool, used with the lock cover removed, could be used to simulate new key bittings, negating the need for extra keys?

That's a good idea...

Re: What have you picked today

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:24 pm
by Ronchopathe
huxleypig wrote:Evva MCS Gen 2.

Video to come.

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Congratulations! This is progressing fast on the MCS at this time. :cool: