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(755) Clay’s Package of Goodness


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  1. Bill, I dont mean to brag but I've literally amassed tens of subscribers on my YouTube channel and have made friends all over the country and the world thanks to your teaching and inspiration. I would like to send you a "thank you" package of locks. To say, well…. "thank you!"

  2. Mr. Bill, I may have but one humble suggestions to greatly increase the appeal of your videos. It is simple really, get rid of your intros! either minimize them to less than 3-5 seconds, or get rid of them entirely. 10,15, or up to 30 seconds of each video is taken up by a useless intro that everyone skips past anyways!

    I watch many channels that are random with lower user bases, but their viewership ALWAYS goes up when they cut out or minimize the intro to as little as possible. Intros are useless, even obstructive when placed on shorter videos, nobody likes them and they don't actually help anything. If you want something to advertise the channel, make an outtro, some little clip to play on the end (I realize you already do this with fan videos, but a quick 5-10 second "hey if you appreciate this leave a comment!" will do wonders!)

  3. Hi Bill, I have a theory on your Ilco lock in this video. I think it was working perfectly, but the locking pawls on either side are actually a single piece of metal which turns to release the shackle.

    I have an old Sargent padlock that uses this system. When the shackle is opened, the side still in the lock body holds both pawls back. Another clue here is that the cuts in the shackle are straight and the end of the short side of the shackle is flat instead of beveled.

    I have the Sargent apart and would be happy to send you a couple pictures of the mechanism if you like.

  4. Bill thank you so much for your videos. I just got started into lockpicking about 2 weeks ago and I have done a crash course on a lot of your vids. I seem to do be doing ok on most simple padlocks but i have problems with locks that you have to rotate twice to open and a small 25mm padlock. Any advice on those would be great, thanks so much

  5. Are there hobbyist versions of universal repinning kits out there? I was looking at the lab student kit but thinking for repinning practice locks having a wider variety and a lower quantity would make a lot more sense to get the most out of each practice lock. Does such an animal exist?

  6. I'm guessing the ilco,is the same company as the Yales.
    Very similar in how they pick and in design of the lock body and core( older one I have).
    I would be interested to know your views on this????????????????

  7. With that much tension, a few deep spindles would make this lock a nightmare, of course, with such a small amount of turning required, the deep false set might also let it unlock.

    Could the failure of one of the locking lugs be the reason it only needs to turn so little?

  8. Hey bill. I just recently got those exact two Abus dimple locks. Can't wait to see you pick those. Btw do you have any suggestions of what picks one should get for dimple locks, and where to get them? I am currently using a half diamond, but it isn't doing well for me on tough warding and tight keyways.

  9. @bosnianbill remember episode (114) when you talked about materials for making your own picks, about the eastern industries .0150mm things, i live in the uk, would they send them to me if i ordered them? or is it companies only?

  10. Thanks again for your video, I like to know the shortcomings of locks so that I make it harder for my house to be broken into, I have some quite decent locks on the house and they have been seen to by a good friend (a locksmith who knows his stuff).|
    My house locks would be in your naughty bucket for a long time (I hope they would be).

    Cheers from Perth in Western Australia,

  11. Bill's one of those rare channels that if he asked his subscribers to send him "naughty bucket" locks, he'd have more multlocks, abloys, evvas, and abus disc+ locks than he'd know what to do with. (Short version: I love this channel!)

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