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philthy
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:56 pm

I am a complete beginner, who has been watching a load of you tube videos and has been hooked.
I've ordered a GOSO Lock Pick Set, and gathered a few padlocks and a couple of lever locks from old doors.
I am keen to learn and would welcome any advice.
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:49 pm

I'm just a few weeks ahead of you.

I bought a bunch of locks to play with off Ebay; try searching for "job lot" or "practice" in the Home Securty > Locks section. There will always be some locks you can get into easily, which is great for morale, and others which you can't. Don't be afraid to put down a difficult lock when you've been at it for a while; I've been guilty of spending an hour or more on a single lock, but rarely opened one after that long. I've generally found that if a lock isn't open in 20 minutes, I might carry on learning about it, but am unlikely to get it open.

I started with a C2010 pick set but very soon found myself ordering some top of keyway wrenches, a vice and a lock disassembly kit.

Do post some photos of the tools you buy and any locks you open; everyone here seems really friendly, and photos go down really well.
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:50 pm

welc philthy

Have a good browse of the newbies questions as theyre such a great resource, especially solomons guide, and dont be afraid to post pics and ask questions 😊👍
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:25 pm

Welcome to the forum @philthy
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:29 am

Welcome to the group mate. The key to fitting in here is to ask any question, no matter how dumb you think it is. Dive in and have fun.
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:31 am

How do :welc:

Have a read of the rules and Solomon's guide and check out lots of videos and pictures

Ask lots of questions and enjoy.
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:07 pm

Hi philthy :welc:

Plenty of info and nice folk here to help on your locksport journey. welc
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:18 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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Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:34 am

Hi! Welcome to the site and good luck with your lock picking!
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:45 am

Hi, welcome aboard
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You’ll get loads of help here and newbie questions are always great, we all learn from those

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Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:40 pm

welc :s_hi:

Nice to meet you. Read the rules, check out some old posts and join in the fun :)

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