Locksport

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  1. Kevo

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    I've got a pile of hobbies, and lock picking is one of the lesser talked about ones. Anybody else interested in the intricacies of locks and how to defeat them? For me, it's a fun mechanical puzzle. I've got piles, ranging from simple 4 pin padlocks and desk drawer locks all the way up to high security jobs. And of course, as with any hobby, talking about it is half the fun! 20180604_205302.jpg
     
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    its a hobby i would love to get into. I can already shim a masterlock with a piece of beer can and pop it open.
     
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    947C48EF-683A-4911-BE51-8E33CCFFB344.jpeg This has been a rather difficult hobby for me. Each lock is different and some have proved impossible for me. Here’s my Sparrow kit. Picksport can be extremely frustrating, but there’s also a great feeling once youve opened a lock.
     
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    Agreed! What lock is giving you the most trouble?
     
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    A couple of opens while picking in front of the tv last night. The Abus was a big one for me. This was my first time getting into it after a lot of failures. The other is an American lock 1100. That one was a bit tricky with a zero lift on pin #4. 20190125_184903.jpg 20190125_193539.jpg
     
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    Nice. I've dabbled in it on and off for the last few years..
     
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    80TI is a fun pick, have you tried top of the keyway?
     
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    I did get a different one open with a tok wrench but this particular one ended up being easier with the bok. There was a lot of high biting.
     
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    Ultra high and low biting is my nemesis. I gotta post a picture of this wild core I had setup for the sawtooth key. Also have two really cool display locks that are cutaway. One particular is a Corbin, with rotating and dovetailed pins.
     
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    I’ve got locks that I’ve picked, but some days I struggle to get the pins to the shear line. Most often it’s to much or not enough pressure. I can often stop and come back a few hours later and hit it just right. I’m at a very low skill level. I’ve found the only way to learn is by doing. This is one of those things that can’t be taught.
     
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    I'd really like to see that!
     
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    @Mudman those are some really cool cutaways! Great looking machining work.
     
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    Thanks, the key for the Corbin is particularly cool as well, the biting has angled cuts, to facilitate rotation of the pins once at shear.
     
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    Its wild how that works. I have a medeco m3 floating around here somewhere that has similar rotating pins. Haven't gotten it picked yet lol.
     
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    This son of a gun is my project for the time being. 6 pins with a mix of spool and serrated. I got 3 pins and into a false set tonight after about an hour of trying and resets. Hopefully I'll be able to get it cracked in the next week or so. 20190128_203731.jpg
     
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