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Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:46 am

Hi all

I'm really new to this hobby, I came across a video on youtube a month or so ago and decided to give it ago. So far I'm enjoying the challenge of picking. I started with a clear plastic padlock that I bought on Amazon, once I was able to pick that I bought some padlocks from ASDA which I practiced on until I was able to open them, I've now just got the Sparrows revolver training lock to practice and improve with. I look forward to being able to re pin it and pick a more challenging combination of locks when my skills improve.

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Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:40 pm

Hi S0NIM :welc:

You've come to the right place to learn. :72: :)
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:41 pm

Hi S0NIM and :welc:
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:14 pm

^-^ and welc welc welc @ SONIM,

Have a quick read of the rules and etiquette section (should stop any confusion later down the line).
Next it's up to you really.

I would suggest taking a good read of Solomons guide as this is the best guide on the web (imo) :read2: :08: :
No matter what your skill set it's always a good piece of reference material to keep going back to.
https://www.uklocksport.co.uk/http://mi ... 2619#p2619

Then mooch around the site at your leasure :72:

There is plenty to see do and get involved in so don't be shy :08:

Take a look at Meme's thread on pick making,I'm sure you will enjoy this great read :88:

Also keep an eye out for the meet ups , as there maybe a few folk round your way :72: :08:

Lastly Have Fun,ask loads of questions as everyday is a school day here. :icon_study: :08: :clap:

This page may help some of the questions you may have... https://www.uklocksport.co.uk/http://mi ... ic.php?t=7

:GL: and :welc: .
May the pick be with you
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Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:13 am

How do :welc:

You are on the right track to pick excellence, keep going. :08:
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Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:14 pm


Wotcha and welcome.

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Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:51 pm

Sounds like you're already making progress :)

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Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:32 pm

Hello mate
18 months in and still learning every day.
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Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:37 pm

Nice to meet you buddy what kit have you got.

Post plenty and ask lots of questions :08:
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:35 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.

I have the Sparrows starter pick set.


So far these are the locks I've picked (Except the Sparrows Revolver as I've only just got it)


1. The first lock I ever picked
2. Yale lock I got from screwfix for around £10
3. Old lock my grandad used to use on his shed ( I have no clue what it is)
4. Cheap sterling lock I bought from Asda
5. Yale padlock that I lost the keys to when I moved house
6. Sparrows Revolver
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:53 pm

Nice set of picks and locks to start you off SONIM, I really like the look of your Grandad's padlock, very nice, I have seen a pic of one of those recently but can't remember the maker, someone here will no doubt. Once you crack them there are quite of few pass around newbie locks on the go here at the moment, get your name down for a set. I'll happily do a trade for Grandad's lock if you ever get bored of it :)
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:55 pm

^-^ and welc welc :welc:

Not a bad starter kit and not bad picking so far, but for the love of god please stop buying new locks!!

I’d recommend checking out Ucof’s free locks thread and then heading to your local locksmith with donuts in hand. Good luck

https://www.uklocksport.co.uk/index.php ... 217.0.html

He who fights with ASSA’s should be careful lest he thereby become an ASSA. And if thou gaze long into a keyway, the keyway will also gaze into thee." - Keytzsche
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:04 pm

+1 for an excellent intro thread and also working out how post pics. Welcome to the village of the damned mate.
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