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(1077) A to Z Lock & Safe Challenge #2


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My vises are made by Panavise, a U.S. Company.  The one with the wide jaws is the model 350.  The smaller one is the model 301. Both have the 312 Base mount – www.panavise.com



  1. Nice pickin’ Bill. Great fabrication on the “A to Z” pick . . …….

  2. Do have a video, or could you make one that would visually show what is happening internally when you have counter rotation.

  3. Bill, that’s cool that you made a pick, but I think you should also try making a custom tension wrench. Cut the top off of a Schlage key in the right spot and the bottom part would be the tension wrench as well as a nice platform for levering a pick from, and then you could use a .025″ pick. You’d want the tension wrench to be tall enough to use as a picking platform that would allow going around the warding but short enough to allow some keyway height for picking.

  4. Thanks again Bill, I'm glad you enjoyed that one. You're really going to dislike the PRIMUS. Lol prepare a Whipped Video buddy! Awesome vid! A to Z and I say thanks!

  5. Hey Bill, just wanted to thank you for your channel. I have a filing cabinet with a lock but no key. After a few month of watching you I decided to make a key myself. Gutted the lock, used a flat screw driver as is tradition to remove the retaining clip, got a brand new key and work it out to work perfectly. I must say I'm a bit proud of myself right now thanks to you. GF really impressed. I'm no locksmith but hey the lock works like a charm!

  6. Have you ever thought about selling LockLab t-shirts? I'd love to have one that says "We don't need that stinkin' key" or "Come on, baby…focus for me"

  7. Congrats on whipping that one. Your pick seems to be just what that lock wanted. The springs don't look like any from the Bics that I've gutted to use in keychain fire starters. They don't seem to have been cut down and do seem stronger than the long springs used in Bics. What matters is that you whupped 'em.

  8. Bill, This is the best pick video I've seen you make yet. Great tool / pick. I'm glad it was a Schlage. I struggle with them a lot. I think I'll be experimenting with that design on my own. Congratulations on that pick. !!

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