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GWiens2001

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Post Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:43 pm

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It can be amazing what some lube will do. Congrats on slaying that beast!

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Oldfast

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Post Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:46 am

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manskirtbrew wrote:One more slain! This little Hurd USN lock (from the elbow himself) gave me nothing but trouble. I've been hammering on it on and off for months.

Yesterday in the chat someone suggested Tri-Flow, which I just happened to have. Literally 10 seconds later...

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I like HURD's. Nice pickin'!

p.s. I also like Tri-Flow :)
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Post Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:45 pm

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GWiens2001 wrote:It can be amazing what some lube will do.

/looks around for Jeff...

One more down. This is the first lock I've picked that has a spring loaded core (is there a correct name for that?). Of course, being a clone of the American 1100 series, it's full of serrated and serrated/spool pins. The spring tension really made finding that last spool a challenge, but I finally won! Gutted pix soon.

Used a Peterson 0.018 Gem. Check out the height of that 5th pin compared to the 4th--the extra lift of the Gem really came in handy there.

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Post Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:48 pm

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TWSS!
That lock looks familiar. The gray cable tie is one of my trademarks!
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.
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xeo: i root for the kernel
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Oldfast

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Post Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:06 am

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manskirtbrew wrote:
GWiens2001 wrote:....Gutted pix soon.
I'm interested to see. Some American locks have some rather shallow serrations... too shallow.
A shame really because they'd be so much more effective. Hope to see deeper ones in this clone.

jeffmoss26 wrote:That lock looks familiar. The gray cable tie is one of my trademarks!
Hmmm... seems like I've seen a FEW of those gray ties. lol
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Post Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:12 am

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manskirtbrew wrote:....This is the first lock I've picked that has a spring loaded core (is there a correct name for that?).

awol70 wrote:
Oldfast wrote:"reataining pin", ah, ok. Maybe you could also help me with another term: The spring that rotates the plug back to it's oringinal position?

(rotational or rotary) Return Spring.
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Post Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:56 pm

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A true slaying, at least for me. This is the first Medeco I picked. I was surprised at how huge Medeco pins are. Plus notice those 2 security spools or whatever they are.

I have put this lock far away as I felt I wasnt any where near ready to even attempt it but guess not. Now I got the Medeco fever except the only other one I own is on my front door and we all know the golden rules :)
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Post Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:25 pm

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Congrats PG! That's worth being proud of.
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Post Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:27 pm

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Well done! Many people say that Classic is more difficult to pick than Biaxial or M3.
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 Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:05 pm

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Thanks guys, Im now doubting not picking up those Medeco's Flywheel was selling.
Very very curious to try or even just play with an M3 or Biaxial as I don't even know the internal differences :(. Still a newbie
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Post Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:37 pm

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I may have an extra Biaxial I can send you. I will look over the weekend.
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 Dec 16, 2014 8:37 pm

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Got these for one of the kids Christmas presents. Good practice locks for them to gain confidence.

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Post Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:39 pm

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nice work there papa g, the first medeco of many!

well done on that paclock msb, those can be a real pita
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5-pin Ruko
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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:14 am

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Okay, I know that I am answering your post here waaaay after yours. However, I didn't see anyone after this post having mentioned this to you. The biaxial is actually easier to pick than the classic you'll be pleased to know. And, well, the m3 is just a biaxial with the slider, which is trivial to defeat. So, keep your chin up, and take some of these suckers on and kick their little brass and steel asses!

-Elbow :akimbo:

Papa Gleb wrote:Thanks guys, Im now doubting not picking up those Medeco's Flywheel was selling.
Very very curious to try or even just play with an M3 or Biaxial as I don't even know the internal differences :(. Still a newbie
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