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MartinHewitt

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Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:56 pm

Re: What have you picked today

Thanks, MHM, for the gut shot. I'm unable to provide one myself at the moment because I'm in Guatemala .

A pointer for lever heights and markings for levers makes picking much easier . From difficulty I found the President on the whole comparable to the Cawi Optima. If you wanr to start with this type of lock with (in German) 'zwangsgeführte Zuhaltungen' I recommend the STUV ....92.
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Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:58 pm

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First Disc Detainer lock.
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Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:07 pm

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Finally got this core out!
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Post Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:24 pm

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So, I'm back. Will try this weekend a new lock.

MHM wrote:
MartinHewitt wrote:I use the cheap pick from Banggood and modify it for the lock. With this I don't need the expensive picks anymore.

Did you drill out the rod to fit it over the post, or sit the pick on top of the post and shorten the upstand accordingly to tension?

For the President the hole was long enough. I needed to make the lever hook longer and the bolt hook longer and deeper. The original Banggood (It's really a DANIU sold by Banggood) can't lift the levers high enough and it didn't catch the sprung lever at all and also not high enough. This is the case for most of the locks I picked so far. With the Banggood I don't have a reason to buy the expensive commercial picks anymore.

MHM wrote:For those guys who aren't familiar with this lock, Martin has done something really fucking major here.

Thanks. :)
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Post Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:41 am

Re: What have you picked today

Cawi 1819 in 61 minutes.

This lock is much better built than all the other locks I have picked. 8+1 levers, steel body, steel bolt and either plated brass keys or copper-nickel keys. So it is probably a very reliable lock. From picking perspective I found it a tiny bit easier than the Optima 2648 and the President even so it has one additional lever.

I haven't yet decided what to pick next. Maybe a higher class lock or exercising with the President.
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Post Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:23 am

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You should write a little guide or something! Nothing big, but covering both pick making/adaption and the actual picking procedure.
There's far too little written on picking higher-end lever locks.

By the way, the varying levels of difficulty are kinda interesting considering that the basic design is all the same. Sure, that applies to pin tumblers as well, but... Are there specific designs of the anti-pick features that are harder than others? Like, serrations of varying designs vs. false gates of varying designs, etc?
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Post Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:46 am

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Patrick Star wrote:You should write a little guide or something!

Maybe I will.

Patrick Star wrote:By the way, the varying levels of difficulty are kinda interesting considering that the basic design is all the same. Sure, that applies to pin tumblers as well, but... Are there specific designs of the anti-pick features that are harder than others? Like, serrations of varying designs vs. false gates of varying designs, etc?

I can't really say why there is the fine difference between the Cawi and Mauer, but the difference to the STUV is obvious. The STUV has two types of levers reducing the good gate positions per lever to three and the anti-picks are angled and therefor provide good feedback. The other locks have only one type of lever and the anti-picks are straight.
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Post Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:46 am

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Bilock 2nd Gen QCC!

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One side SPPed, and the second raked. Starting to get a feel for these now, although some are definately more difficult than others depending on the amount of mastering. This one I would rate as a medium, being that only some of the pins are mastered. You can see some of the brass filings I created when I raked the second side!

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Post Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:20 am

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5 pin Best A keyway picked to control, out of the box from ebay :D
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macgng: i just thought the cat was a real tiny bear
GWiens2001: Great video! Learned a lot about what fun can be had with a forklift and a chainsaw.
pmaxey83: but i first have to submit the proper forms for a new hobby to my wife
xeo: i root for the kernel
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Post Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:53 am

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:shorthook: :cool:
xeo: i use an electric buzzer exclusively for my ass that gets sanitized afterwards
PhoneMan: would have freaked my friend out if hed come over
MBI: Most anything goes.
PhoneMan: way to give me nightmares
selim: ok then blow your load,, i'll take anything free now a day's
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Post Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:34 am

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Selection of BEST's A, C. D. H profiles

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3 to control, 1 to operating. On a couple I used the control sleeve grabbing tensioner I made, as pictured next to the rim cylinder. On the others I used my beloved Peterson prybar, my favourite. Using the grabber tensioner usually guarantees control, but is it supposed to be harder for that or operating?

Some Lockwood 234's

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Nicked this idea from LPL, its in one of his videos :) The theory, which I can attest seems to work, is that by picking a lot of the same but differntly bitted locks, you get a better overall method to pick that type of lock, and not one in particular. Simple, and effective. Been right through this ring a few times now, thanks LPL! Also, snagged a cool old Master cable lock for the ring. Only warded, so can be opened with a hook pretty easily.

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Post Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:21 pm

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adi_picker wrote:Selection of BEST's A, C. D. H profiles

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3 to control, 1 to operating. On a couple I used the control sleeve grabbing tensioner I made, as pictured next to the rim cylinder. On the others I used my beloved Peterson prybar, my favourite. Using the grabber tensioner usually guarantees control, but is it supposed to be harder for that or operating?

adi_picker


What is marked on the body of the 3rd lock?
macgng: i just thought the cat was a real tiny bear
GWiens2001: Great video! Learned a lot about what fun can be had with a forklift and a chainsaw.
pmaxey83: but i first have to submit the proper forms for a new hobby to my wife
xeo: i root for the kernel
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Post Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:09 pm

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It says: Property of JeffMoss26.
"I dream of a world where, chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned."......Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Post Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:12 pm

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Bahahahah! Its says LAC-USC Medical Centre. Was it once one of yours?
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Post Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:26 pm

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adi_picker wrote:Bahahahah! Its says LAC-USC Medical Centre. Was it once one of yours?

No, but I wish it was one of mine :)
macgng: i just thought the cat was a real tiny bear
GWiens2001: Great video! Learned a lot about what fun can be had with a forklift and a chainsaw.
pmaxey83: but i first have to submit the proper forms for a new hobby to my wife
xeo: i root for the kernel
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