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Lock Pick Supply Wars - Some Crazy Days

Posted by Chris Dangerfield on

Lock Pick Supply Wars - Some Crazy Days

Hello Lock Pickers During the late 1970s and early 1980s Glasgow in Scotland was the scene of the notorious "Ice-Cream Wars", you read that correctly, that fluffy creamy, icey, deliciousness ended up being part of gangland murders, arson, shotguns, many people dead and all manner of other nastiness. It started due to the highly densely populated housing estates of Glasgow's East-Side, and the ice-cream vans that soon exploited this market. Initially selling, well, ice-creams, the vans (that are still common across the United Kingdom) ended up selling other general corner-shop fare, newspapers and groceries.    An ice-cream van. Great for...

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Why You Need Lots of Locks

Posted by Chris Dangerfield on

Why You Need Lots of Locks

Hello Lock Pickers. Locks are our game, they're our bread and butter, they are to put it simply, the object of our passion. And yet, of all the items in a lock pickers repertoire, locks seem to be well down the list.  What I mean is, it's not unusual for a lock picker to have two or three pick sets, a set or two of rakes, a selection of wrenches in double figures, a pick gun, some bump keys and....5 or 6 locks. A 5 Pin 'real' lock - perfect for learning all techniques. And while this amazes me, I...

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A criminal, a Spaceship, a Lock Pick

Posted by Bold Commerce on

A criminal, a Spaceship, a Lock Pick

Hello Lock Pickers There's very few mythologies in the lock picking world, not too many stories or events draped in mystique or intrigue that permeate the scene.  World Champion impressioner Jos Weyers has a nearly legendary story where he locked himself in a room with a lock, a file, a vice and 1000 blanks. But although I've heard variations that have gone through the Chinese Whisper stage, absorbed exaggerations as such things are deliciously prone, and ended up more like he locked himself away for a month, in total darkness, with a million blanks, I heard it from the man...

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Bumping locks - the Bump Key and the Dampener.

Posted by Chris Dangerfield on

Bumping locks - the Bump Key and the Dampener.

Why do we put little rubber washers on Bump Keys? Well, I invented this technique - so you've come to the right place.

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I don't want to pay a locksmith £150 quid!

Posted by Chris Dangerfield on

I don't want to pay a locksmith £150 quid!

Hello lock pickers One of the more frequent questions I get (and I mean daily!) is from someone who's lost a key to some lock or another and doesn't want to pay the £150 they've been quoted by a locksmith. I feel their pain. Many a time I've had to get an emergency tradesman round only to see them twist a knob, tighten a screw, etc then invoice me for a similar amount. It hurts.  And yet, with the locksmith example they seek some kind of solution. They are always 'looking for a tool' that will open the lock for...

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