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Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:55 am

Hi All,

I'm Josh, very new to lock picking. I thoroughly enjoy the challenge, dexterity and patients involved in Lockpicking.

I am hoping to find a local meet to get some help and advice on this subject. I have had some success with a few simple padlocks however, struggling with my ABUS 64TI/40 and other styles like wafer locks.

Generally looking to improve my skills and get to know some like minded people. I live in Kent, near Maidstone and regularly travel to the Brighton, Lewis and Tunbridge Wells areas. Any meets in or around these locations would be ideal.

I look forward to getting to know you guys.

Cheers

Josh
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:16 pm

How do :welc:

We have a contingent in bristol area that meet in laybys all the time.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:37 pm

Hi Josh, I'm fairly new to lock picking as well. Like you, my latest lock is the 64TI which I struggled with at first but have mastered it now., so far it's my favourite lock as it has taught me loads and gives good feedback.

Good luck :)
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:03 pm

:s_hi: and welc

Great to have you here, you’ve come to the right place to continue your Lockpicking journey. So many knowledgable and generous people on here. Post lots of pictures, ask lots of questions and get involved.

See you around,

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Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:32 pm

Baldiloks wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:16 pm
How do :welc:

We have a contingent in bristol area that meet in laybys all the time.
Hahahahaha...

Welcome the forum mate
12 months in and still learning every day.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:49 pm

Welcome to the group mate, great to have you here. There was a fairly active group in Brighton at one stage, pretty sure they have a self titled YouTube channel and if you google Brighton lockpickers you should get on the right track.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:37 pm

welc :s_hi:

Nice to meet you :) read the rules, check out some old threads and join in the fun!

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Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:01 pm

Hi All,

Thanks for the warm welcome!

SlowJoe - Glad to hear your success with the 64TI/40, unfortunately I cant even get into the key way or tension it properly. Ive got a new set of tension tools and a new set of picks. Out of interest what type of pic where you using and did you go with top or bottom of the key way tension?

Lock_Noob - Awesome to see you hear, seen quite a few of your videos.

Baldiloks - If I'm ever in Bristol ill look further into that.

MHM - Thanks for the advice, ill see what I can find regarding the Brighton lot.


Cheers guys

Josh
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:06 pm

I used a thin BOK tension wrench and have used both a Sparrows and a SouthOrd hook to SPP it. Not much tension needed on mine.

Keep plugging away and you'll crack it.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:07 pm

Thanks, ill give it another go when my new kit arrives. my tension tool just keeps flying out :)
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:10 pm

No worries mate. Jump in boots and all, the more you pick, and the more questions you ask, the better you'll get.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:11 pm

No worries mate. Jump in boots and all, the more you pick, and the more questions you ask, the better you'll get.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:17 pm

Hi guys, always nice to see newbies here welc

If you get yourself to Halfords on a wet day they’ll have a bin full of old wiper blades you can relieve them of. The metal inserts in them make great tension wrenches
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:23 pm

Lulybelle - Thanks for the tip, Ill pop to my local one in the week!


MHM - Had a quick google for Brighton lockpickers and getting lots and lots of lock smith websites! Ill keep hunting though.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:48 pm

Hi All!

Apologies for not posting this earlier, I was waiting for my own first set of tools to arrive, though limited. A friend of mine loaned me his starter set, I chose two I liked and went online and ordered them and finally they arrived!

Background about me, I work in health care, specifically in operating theatres assisting with surgery. I have been a registered health care professional for six years now. Moreover, I have been an Emergency Medical Technician with St John Ambulance for 6 years. I am regularly active and out on events and get heavy involved in training at my unit. I have recently gone back into education to gain the last qualification I need to gain access to Medical School, I hope to be starting in September 2019 (interview is next week!) Otherwise, Ive always been hands on, regularly service my own car (self learnt) and qualified as a domestic electrician too. Generally any useful life skills I enjoy learning. I'm qualified as an outdoor survival skills instructor and am a keen archer.

Ive been interested in the skill of lock picking for quite some time and have dabbled in the past. Mostly on locks I have lost the key to and fancied seeing if I could pick it before I just cut it off...

Ill upload a photo shortly of the locks and my couple of tools. I have regular success with the imaged Master Locks, the cabinet locks and the UAP. The Yale is in the naughty bucket (not attempted with the new tools yet) and the ABUS 64TI/40 I have picked 3 times however, not consistently and more on luck than skill.

I hope this works as a basic intro to me! Any questions please feel free to ask.

Photo to follow!

Cheers

Josh
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:12 pm

I think MHM was maybe referring to the Southhampton Lockpicking club...
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:20 pm

Wow that's some intro Josh, great stuff my friend!
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:38 pm

Great intro mate
Looks like your doing all the right things and it’ll be good to see you progress

And don’t worry, we all have a bastard Yale in the naughty bucket.. I got one that I’ve never been able to open!
12 months in and still learning every day.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:44 pm

welc to be the best place to be for your locksporting needs.
I think this page may be of some help to you to find others in your area, although some may not be around anymore

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid= ... sp=sharing

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:41 pm

Hello, as a recent newcomer to the forum, I can confirm that everykne here has been supportive, positive and friendly. Welcome.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:52 pm

Welcome aboard, Josh! +1 for the great intro!
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:55 pm

Hi Josh :welc: sing1
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