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Alaphablue's "ODB" BEST De-Cored

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Post Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:45 am

Alaphablue's "ODB" BEST De-Cored

I received a package from the extremely generous fellow Alaphablue with quite a bunch of locks including a custom offset diamond pick he made from an industrial bandsaw blade. The pick is beyond incredible. Inside the box was a BEST SFIC padlock with no keys he has been battling for a long time. I've never seen a lock put up a battle like this. To quote something I said earlier, lifting pins 1 and 3 sounded like an old wooden castle door squeaking open. Just about THE craziest deceiving feedback ever. I'd be willing to bet money this thing has tons of spools in it. I tried picking it for hours and hours and it just wouldn't open. I did manage to get it once counter-clockwise but the shackle didn't open. I could have plug spinned it but that would be cheating in my eyes and I wanted the core out. I admitted defeat and decided to soak this thing in Hoppe's #9 gun solvent for 5 days. It sat in a glass bowl soaking in solvent inside of a ziplock bag. The liquid turned from dark brown to this crazy dark translucent green. I drained it, cleaned the bowl, then submerged it in Grey Goose vodka for another 3 days or so. The vodka turned yellow after a day, so I dumped it out and got it even more intoxicated with more Grey Goose (waste of Vodka I think NOT sir). Raking the pins while submerged in vodka sludge was still coming out of this. Eventually I took it out, and scrubbed the shell and shackle with a bronze wire brush. It appears to have some kind of permanent metal damage on both sides that probably won't come out without sanding it down. I dried it off and starting picking on it. The feedback was much better. No more old squeaky door. It took another one hour of picking to finally figure out the feedback on this... then I got the core out.

That was lots of fun Alaphablue, THANK you sir. I would like to get this thing fully cleaned, get it decoded and keys made and sent back to Alaphablue to have fun with.

Here are some pics shortly after picking it. As you can see it looks like someone took a shit in the padlock and then installed a core in it. Hence the name, the Old Dirty Bastard. Honestly, what the hell could have happened to this lock to build up such intense sludge inside? Being left outside submerged in mud/dirt for a few years? I'd love to know where this lock has been and the story behind it.

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Post Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:59 am

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Great job mate and cool pics :)
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Post Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:11 am

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You are the great pick wizard with strong Magic cause that lock had a voodoo curse for sure .
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Post Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:52 am

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Very nice picking man. Who knows how many years of graphite, w-40, grease, dirt and crap sure make things difficult.
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Post Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:56 am

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I AM NOT WORTHYYY
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Post Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:24 am

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***bows in humble obedience***

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Post Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:00 pm

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GWiens2001 wrote:***bows in humble obedience***

Gordon


Thanks! But never bow to anyone! :cool:
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Post Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:38 pm

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GREAT BATTLE!... and I'm glad you lived to tell about it.
Nice! Thanks Justin and Xeo. Enjoyed the story & pics :D

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Post Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:18 am

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Thanks Selim For Decoding/Keying this Core!!

The ODB is resurrected!


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Post Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:22 am

Re: Alaphablue's "ODB" BEST De-Cored

Nice work. I love to see old locks resurrected. If only locks could tell us their stories...

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