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Krull Cat

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Post Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:35 am

Forum Guidance - Ideas

Section for Lock Picking
Pick types, pick profiles, methodologies, best practices,
types of picking devices, plug tolerances, pin types, wafer types,
shear lines, lubrication, visual reading, tension tools,
tension methodology & discussion, etc...

Section for Key Machines
Individual machine subsections
Use, Repair, Adjustment etc...

Section for Depths and Spacing
By Manufacturer, Key Blank Number etc...
A general library of shared depth and spacing information.

Section for Key Blanks
Broken down by blank supplier number, manufacturer or OEM number
Key blank catalogs, identification etc...

Section for Pinning
General pinning methods, masterkeying, IC Core, Medeco etc...
How to's and help on how to pin, shim keyless cylinders open,
use of followers and tweezer discussions etc...

Section for Impressioning
Broken down by lock type, (Wafer) - (Pin) - (Disc) etc...
Methodology, explenations, best files to use, how to's etc...

Section for general domestic locks
Broken down by manufacturer sub sections
Mortise, installation, kik, lever, electronic, padlocks, desk, file cabinet, bike locks etc...
Service, Methods, Tools, exploded views etc...

Section for 3D & CAD Designs and Models
With the advent of 3D printing this is a natural addition

Section for Safes and Vaults
Broken down by manufacturer
Manipulation, service, tools, combi changes, methods, how they work, etc...
Metals and other engineering materials used in construction of.
Methods of construction, assembly and transport with installation.

Automotive Service
Broken down by manufacturer with further sub sections dealing with individual
services and methods.

Section for other vehicle types
Boats, aircraft, scooters, golf carts and other sometimes unconventional
forms of transportation.


Section for Other door and misc hardware
Closers, hinges, doors, strike plates, kick plates, door stops, Emergency exit hardware etc...
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Post Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:40 am

Re: Forum Guidance - Ideas

This is a joke right?
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Post Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:11 pm

Re: Forum Guidance - Ideas

Krull, I think we do not have to create all these sections, subsections and subsubsections right now. It is probably fine to create them one after the other when you have created a significant number of posts about a topic. You could start with safe construction methods, because I want to learn more about this.
In case you wonder ... Martin Hewitt is a fictional detective in stories by Arthur Morrison:
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Post Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:16 pm

Re: Forum Guidance - Ideas

I might have misread this, I took it as suggestions to change this site, after reading martins post it could be for a new forum, apologies if I read it wrong.
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Post Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:30 pm

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Hi there,

I was venting my imagination. Just throwing ideas out on the floor :)
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Post Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:59 pm

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A good structure is helpful, but a structure needs posts. With the detail level of your structure most sections will be empty.
In case you wonder ... Martin Hewitt is a fictional detective in stories by Arthur Morrison:
Martin Hewitt, Investigator Chronicles of Martin Hewitt
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Post Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:33 am

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It sounded good on paper. This site by far in my opinion is the best one out there. Some of the members are top notch and if some one is serious and needs advice this it the forum. The no#1 thank you for your time
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Post Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:44 am

Re: Forum Guidance - Ideas

I for one appreciate your enthusiasm! Sure, it might be a bit overzealous...
but reaching for the stars hoping to get at least part way there never hurts.

It helps encourage us all to do more reading, writing, & research!

As to what/when sub-forums should be created; admins & mods would know best.
I suppose you either create them when a sufficient amount of info warrants it. Or,
they're created in hopes that it will prompt the contributions needed to fill 'em out.
" Enjoy the journey AS MUCH as the destination."
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Post Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:02 am

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Oldfast wrote:...they're created in hopes that it will prompt the contributions needed to fill 'em out.


Aye, that is indeed one of the motivations. Encouraging research and discovery.
I noticed the forum has an isolated section on impressioning. Something of a lost art
in our industry but still a very interesting topic.

I was at a friends shop today and we were discussing how many locksmiths no longer
use impressioning and how many of them have stepped away from automotive work as well.

Industries change, time influences how industries respond to challenges.
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Post Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:20 pm

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It's interesting here... I've noticed that subjects tend to run in waves. Lately there seems to be a lot of talk about manipulation, tho it's fading into random banter recently... last year there was a pretty long run on impressioning where not much else was talked about, before that there was a focus on high-security lock picking, and before that it was nothing but posts about lever locks... maybe it's just me, but that's at least how it appears to go around here. I'm guessing it's as simple as someone will post something interesting about a specific subject that's not being talked about and I think maybe it sparks everyone's curiosity and everyone digs into it and we all end up talking about that one subject for a while until the next curious subject pops up...
Having run a forum or two myself, the truth of the matter is you can never really organize posts into topics and subtopics in a way that will hold up for all that long... I think this site has done fairly well, but threads tend to tangent and posts lead to discussions about other things that no longer fit into the original topic. I think the more you try to break it into finer subtopics, the less you'll find you're able to keep things where they "belong." YMMV... depends on how much time you want to spend shuffling posts around :)

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