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(537) Norseman Lockpicker’s Challenge #1


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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 video, thanks. You used some terminology that was new to me. (No surprise. I don't know much about picking.) You showed what spools and T-pins are, but not serrated, and I'm sure there are other terms that didn't come up in this video. Is there a glossary of terms that you know of?

  2. Again, another enjoyable video! Love the commentary BTW…That was a ugly lock LOL.
    I have a question, as someone who has only been involved with this hobby for a short time, are there any manufacturer promotional info or merchandise such as pinning mats, practice pins sets or cores that are available to someone starting out?
    Again, thanks and keep the videos coming as they are enjoyed.

  3. Hi Bill I've been wondering If you can get medeco locks from Australia or are they a american branded lock if not do you want to do a trade because i would love to have a crack at a medeco if you would like to do the trade or something let me know.

    Thanks Lucas

  4. Bill, I have been watching your videos for about 2 weeks now, and I am wondering what I need to start lockpicking as a hobby! I know I need a lock (duh) and lockpicks/rakes but I don't know what kind to get or where to get them. If you could help with me making a decision or maybe make a video on how to get started lockpicking as a hobby, not only for me but for other people in the future.

    Thanks for reading this.

    Upvote so he sees this please!

  5. Bill, I may have mention the this before but the Schlage T pins are used only( other than in sportpicking) in Schlage F series knobs and levers. The thin part actually is the top and the F series springs go over it. This is due to the "collapsible" pin cover, If a standard top pin and spring are used in the new F's, the cover will pop off. It is just another "it isn't broke so let's fix it" things.

  6. Wow ! You had me sweating watching that video !! Great job again picking. Whats the purpose of the aluminum foil around the keys (why alum foil?)??

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