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Getting the Gift of Lock Picking Skills

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Getting the Gift of Lock Picking Skills

Hello all In the weeks coming up to Father's Day I received hundreds of emails asking what the best lock picking sets would make a good gift. I really should have written this blog before Father's Day, in fact, before Father's Day 2005 as it happens every year! But better late than never, and it does get asked all year round, so if you're thinking of getting some lock picks as a gift, this blog is for you. First of all it's important to realise you're not looking to get them some lock picks. Unless they are already a lock picker,...

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How can I improve my lock picking?

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How can I improve my lock picking?

Hello everyone - and you, yes you! So you've chosen your picks, you've been playing around with that old padlock you found. Maybe you've had some success. But now you want more. You want to grow, you want to speed up your lock picking journey. Here's some ways you might improve your skills: PRACTICE LOCKS Practice locks come in all shapes and sizes; padlocks, eurocylinders, and more. But there's basically just two types, CLEAR and CUT-AWAY, with each serving the picker well by allowing them to see what happens when they're picking the lock. They also let you see what...

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Lock Picking, where to start.

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Lock Picking, where to start.

Hello all. I hope the swift transition from what was a poor excuse for a summer to what seems like instant winter hasn't been too hard on your souls. The heaters go on, the baths become more regular and that dusty tartan blanket comes off the sofa and back on your bed. Some things however never change and one of those is people writing to me thus: "Hello, I want to learn to pick safes, can you help?" or "I work with a housing association, have you got a skeleton key for 5 lever mortice locks?" Etc... I guess it's...

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Lock Picking is Brilliant!

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Lock Picking is Brilliant!

Lock Picking is BRILLIANT! Lock Picking is brilliant! It really is. There was a time when I didn't know how to pick locks and it didn't feel that good. I remember wanting to, I remember thinking about it, but I couldn't do it. And even though I had an understanding of how it worked, not being able to do it was very frustrating. Why wouldn't you want to be able to pick locks? I can't understand that. The feeling I get when I open a new lock - even now, decades after the first, is incredible, I feel like I've...

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Special Forces - Lock Picking and the Long Arm of The Law

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Special Forces - Lock Picking and the Long Arm of The Law

  Good gosh the end of the British summer is a dreary time. Forced into introspection by the predictability of seasons, the end of what we call summer is a few days when we finally accept the annual fact that we don't actually have a summer, rather one long teasing transition between spring and autumn; a myth of a season defined by promising sunny mornings followed by dull, grey afternoons that have you shivering in your summer wear by evening. Put your flip-flops away, it's over again, England is cold and always has been. So, unless global warming sorts itself...

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