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Thu May 09, 2019 3:35 pm

So here go'es been self employed for the past 30 years and thinking of a change a career so i am going to take a masters locksmith course at some point this year at the ripe old age of 53 and hopefully make a go of it.
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Thu May 09, 2019 4:11 pm

cool start here :)
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Thu May 09, 2019 4:51 pm

Hi Merlin :welc:

Have a read of the rules and a good look around. welc :06: welc

You've come to the right place for all things Locksport. :08:

Lots of friendly folk to help you along your journey. :88:

Ask loads of questions and post loads of pics. welc
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Thu May 09, 2019 4:53 pm

Welcome! If you've managed 30 years self employed I'm pretty sure you can manage this change! Good luck!
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Thu May 09, 2019 5:48 pm

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Thu May 09, 2019 9:05 pm

:s_hi: and welc welc welc @merlin5666



Have a quick read of the rules and etiquette section (should stop any confusion later down the line).

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=38

Next it's up to you ....


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.


viewtopic.php?f=41&t=423



Yes,yes I know you have already, but it's part of my patter and tbh it looks good to the other mods that I'm bothering with this stuff :hee20hee20hee: :hee20hee20hee:

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
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=12345

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.. viewforum.php?f=63

:GL: and :welc:
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Thu May 09, 2019 9:22 pm

Welcome Merlin! Good luck with the studies =) welc
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Fri May 10, 2019 8:51 pm

Thanks everyone i will get started on the long road ive bought a pick set and practice locks and made a home jig to hold everything solid but ive found the practice locks that is the see through jobbies you get a waste of time took about 1 minute on each at 1st attempt then seconds thereafter so i bought some clearance euro cylinders from screwfix and did i get a shock, much more difficult cracked open 1 of them after about 20 minutes and have not been able to get it open again beginners luck i think but i am nothing if not determined and do not give up easily onward and upwards.
Cheers for the encouragment.
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Fri May 10, 2019 9:47 pm

Solomons guide was a great read very detailed and great learning material especially the binding pins info stuff that just isnt at the forefront when you start picking
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Sat May 11, 2019 12:57 am

Welcome onboard, @merlin5666
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Sat May 11, 2019 6:06 pm

Hi Merlin,

Welcome to uklocksport. Good luck with your new venture regarding the Master locksmith course. Welcome again.

Have Fun And Happy Picking.
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Sat May 11, 2019 11:23 pm

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