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Hello From North Alabama

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:40 am
by Esoteripick
As the title says, Hello from North Alabama. My name is Chris and I work as a locksmith. My path into all of this began with picking and I've gotten pretty decent at it. Figured I'd join and learn more about picking and impressioning.

Re: Hello From North Alabama

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:07 pm
by just1pick+open
Welcome!

Re: Hello From North Alabama

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:23 pm
by GWiens2001
Glad you joined. What kind of locksmithing do you primarily do?

Gordon

Re: Hello From North Alabama

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:31 am
by Esoteripick
GWiens2001 wrote:Glad you joined. What kind of locksmithing do you primarily do?

Gordon


Honestly, I started March of last year, so I'm still new. That being said, I'd be considered a general locksmith. I have experience in Access Control, Automotive, entry, installation, and door & lock repair. Within the company, however, I've apparently established myself as the go-to guy when it comes to old or unusual locks and such. For example, I've rekeyed a hundred year old house, keeping the original locks and going so far as to make keys for the old russwin lever locks through impressioning, I've made keys to a 1940s Lincoln Zephyr (rebuild and cleaned the switch, as well), I've fixed a few old trunks from the 20s through to the late 50s.

In my working area, however, the main line of work we see is:

    1. Entry gain
    2. Rekeying
    3. Installation
    4. Repair
    5. Automotive
    6. Safe move
    7. Safe entry

Re: Hello From North Alabama

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:47 am
by GWiens2001
Looks like you are getting a nice variety of jobs. I like the old stuff, too.

Gordon

Re: Hello From North Alabama

PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:03 am
by Esoteripick
GWiens2001 wrote:Looks like you are getting a nice variety of jobs. I like the old stuff, too.

Gordon


Honestly, I like having a variety. From what I've been told by our automotive and safe specialists, without that variety, you burn out fairly easily.

I think I like the older stuff more because it wasn't made to be disposable and because, due to the growing scarcity of it, it's a bit more of a challenge.