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(767) Andy’s UK Lock Celebration!!!


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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. How do you almost never over pick a pin? I try all types of tension and I just always seem to over pick them. Also, on older padlocks, does anyone ever notice you have to hold the shackle in (compressed) for you to be able to pick it?

  2. The Yale with tape on I think reads "No C-Clip" Bill. Also not sure if your interested but UAP means "Universal And Proud" Great picking again as always with great info buddy.

  3. hey Bosnian, If you use the flag lock picks, don't you want the shaft to be entirely round? Since you are applying torque to a flat surface, wont the pick warp after use? Or am I misunderstanding something?

  4. you were at chatham that's mad me and my best mate dave aldridge (RMP) was there 1999 to 2005 my kids live in gillingham and rochester. small world. by the way still nice vids

  5. I'd love to see a video or even a few videos about making challenge locks.
    Nothing to crazy, just shot videos about how to choose which pins and such

  6. Hrmm, wouldn't multi-staged spools work much better to confuse and assist with causing resets?

    What I mean is, instead of grinding the spool to just one depth, have multiples that get thicker the further down it goes. That way, each time you push it up you would get the counter rotation and get it on a new depth. Basically, making your chances of getting the order wrong even greater, particularly if each spool were not machined quite the same size and depths.

    Just crazy ideas, here. I am neither locksmith nor picker. Although I am pondering having a poke around the latter :)

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