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(1226) Whipped by Thor’s “H@ndcuff3d”


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  1. As I understand it, the hole in the key makes the side pin inactive with fully inserted key, or no key at all. Why have it? It will effectively make bump keys useless, unless the bump key have a hole/slot matching the pin. Also agree on the false bait if you find it.

  2. As soon as I saw the length of this video I realized that you “saw the light” and bought a wall wart for your camera. 🙂
    You never have to worry about the batteries crapping out on you part way through a video again!

    1. The side pin was just a key control measure to require a hole in the key, as well as to confuse picking.
      The extra holes in the core were to stop the core at 45 degrees if any of the master wafers hadn’t been pushed past the shear line.

  3. Don't let the rickety construction of this lock fool you, this design is nothing short of excellent. I don't think you see the significance of those three little detents in the core next to the pin holes. You see, the T-pins must be engaging with that if you don't pick them deep enough to get past that wafer under them, so they can clear the detent. I was actually thinking about designing a system just like that but apparently I was beaten to it. Another way do do it is to have regular or perhaps spool pins, and have the little nipple on the wafer, so they trap themselves if picked too far. A mixture of both is probably one of the most secure pin-tumbler locks you could build, I think.

  4. Hey bill. I don't think you get defeated by the side hole.

    I think you got defeated by the wafer plus little T-Pin. The tip of the tpin engages with the trap holes on the core

    The t-pins where in hole 2, 3 and 6. When you look at the core you have the grooves/trap holes next to those pins.

    If you pick to the t-pin shearline instead of the wafer shearline you will get trapped like you did.

  5. Looks to me that the T pins would drop into the small holes adjacent to the pin bores and seize the core at 45 degrees.

  6. It was not the sidepin that made the lock stop at a 45 degree angle. It was the second, third and sixth pin in the bible that did it. When bill picked those he did not push the wafers past the shearline and the tiny points on the pins slid into the holes in the cylinder. Thats why there was no holes in the wafers for those points to hold onto. Bill just "underset" pin 2,3 and 6.

  7. The ultra-fine T pieces with the wafers on them were what stopped you, not the side pin. They pushed into the three grooves in the core and the tiny points would lock it up. I am not sure what that side bit was doing, to be honest (false bait to encourage you to push the pin out and bind the lock?).

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