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Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:47 pm

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Hey, I grew up in Kidbrooke so I know SE London very well.
I got my vice from Amazon I think it was only £14 it does the job so far although I'm finding I like to hold the locks in my hand while I'm watching tv or some movies and pick them while I focas on the telly.

When I get some more locks (I only have 3 at the moment) once I'm done with them I'm happy to send them out.
I'm at Blackheath Standard.

I am ok holding locks in my hand using tension in bottom of the key. I cannot seem to manage it for the top, though I've seen plenty of videos of it being done. I've ordered a vice from machinemart for similar cost.

Likewise on the locks when I get hold of some more.
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:50 pm

@DentsE7 I'm not a social creature myself either so I get what your saying. My approach usually involves purchasing a blank key for X type of lock which is normally enough to peak their interest and a good conversation starter...2 out 3 I tried this with even gave me the key for no charge along with a handful of old locks.

There is an excellent post on here somewhere by @ucof that has a ton of great info for sourcing locks, hopefully someone will post a link to it as I can't remember where.
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:00 pm

Hi Ron, send me a pm with your address and I will send you my 1st 6 locks to practice on , then you can send them on to greasedweasel , if he fancies a go then back to me.
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:04 pm

@Billbobaggins Great offer mate +1
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:52 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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Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:15 am

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Hi Ron, send me a pm with your address and I will send you my 1st 6 locks to practice on , then you can send them on to greasedweasel , if he fancies a go then back to me.

That honestly would be amazing, I'm more than happy to cover all costs of course. ur0ck
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:27 am

That's it you lot, stop being nice to each other.
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That's it you lot, stop being nice to each other.
But it's good to be nice to each other :hee20hee20hee:

Joking aside I'm taken back with how friendly and caring this community is, it's like one big family.
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:01 am

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Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:47 pm
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Hey, I grew up in Kidbrooke so I know SE London very well.
I got my vice from Amazon I think it was only £14 it does the job so far although I'm finding I like to hold the locks in my hand while I'm watching tv or some movies and pick them while I focas on the telly.

When I get some more locks (I only have 3 at the moment) once I'm done with them I'm happy to send them out.
I'm at Blackheath Standard.

I am ok holding locks in my hand using tension in bottom of the key. I cannot seem to manage it for the top, though I've seen plenty of videos of it being done. I've ordered a vice from machinemart for similar cost.

Likewise on the locks when I get hold of some more.
Oh wow I grew up just down the Rochester way, it's all changed round there now with all the new builds.

I have to get some top of the keyway bars to see if it's any easier.
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:57 am

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There is an excellent post on here somewhere by @ucof that has a ton of great info for sourcing locks, hopefully someone will post a link to it as I can't remember where.
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:16 pm

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Hi Ron, send me a pm with your address and I will send you my 1st 6 locks to practice on , then you can send them on to greasedweasel , if he fancies a go then back to me.
Yes, would definitely like a go as well, thanks very much
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:19 pm

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Hi Ron, send me a pm with your address and I will send you my 1st 6 locks to practice on , then you can send them on to greasedweasel , if he fancies a go then back to me.
Yes, would definitely like a go as well, thanks very much
Once I've received them and had a play around I'll forward them onto you recorded 👍
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:37 pm

Hi to all , Ron the locks are in the post so come monday they should be with you.
as this is a lock pass around I belive we now have to discuss this in a different area of this foram, also I belive a time limit is normally set? as there is only 6 locks to practice with it reads 2 weeks is about right, two days practice per lock plus two spare days.if you need more time that's not a problem. The next person in the line PMs you and the merry go round gets started. As this is only a pass round off 3 ( at the moment) the last one on the list sends the locks back to me. Last but not the least. ENJOY.
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:46 pm

Yep, dead right @Billbobaggins . Convention dictates that you...

1. Start a thread in here: viewforum.php?f=72
2. Call it whatever you like, the passarounds often get funny names but it's not necessary.
3. You get to set the rules - who is eligible to enter (usually based on number of posts and rep points), who is responsible for postage, max time allowable for each person, whether there is a prize for quickest opening times if it's a competition etc etc etc.
4. The thread owner regularly updates the thread with posts saying who has the locks, who is on the list, who is next, who opened what and who didn't, when the next guy should expect to get his turn etc etc etc.

We started this separate area because there are always a heap of passarounds going on at any given time and it got really tricky to administer them when they were all jammed into other threads - passarounds very often grow organically out of other threads, exactly like this one has.

+1 for setting this one up mate.
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Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:01 am

Thanks Michael, reading between the lines ,it seemed to suggest, and quite rightly so that having lost locks to new members in the past, some (street cred )
understanding, has to established , trust . some times you have to make the first step, this time it is for me too do so.
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Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:05 am

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Thanks Michael, reading between the lines ,it seemed to suggest, and quite rightly so that having lost locks to new members in the past, some (street cred )
understanding, has to established , trust . some times you have to make the first step, this time it is for me too do so.
It means alot to me considering you have no idea who I am and I have been on the forum for a very short amount of time but thank you for taking a chance with me @Billbobaggins . This is a perfect way for me to srart earning trust. Much respect to you bud 👍
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:17 am

Hi Ron.

While I'm still to get an open on a proper lock, I'm already addicted :)

Welcome to the forum
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:30 pm

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Hi Ron.

While I'm still to get an open on a proper lock, I'm already addicted :)

Welcome to the forum
It's really fun isn't it Matt, what are you working on opening at the moment?
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:49 pm

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Hi Ron.

While I'm still to get an open on a proper lock, I'm already addicted :)

Welcome to the forum
It's really fun isn't it Matt, what are you working on opening at the moment?
Still working on the euro locks sent to me by the very kind @xbmods
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Hi Ron.

While I'm still to get an open on a proper lock, I'm already addicted :)

Welcome to the forum
It's really fun isn't it Matt, what are you working on opening at the moment?
Still working on the euro locks sent to me by the very kind @xbmods
I'm really enjoying picking euro locks at the moment, I can't put my finger on it but I find it very satisfying when I get them open.
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