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Sun May 12, 2019 10:27 pm

Hi all,

Im Lee from Norfolk UK, Kinda halfheartedly got into the idea of locks and the mechanics about 10 years ago with an 'Easy Pickings' 5 piece set (no idea where it is now!) but recently mooching around the tube I came across a video regarding Raimundos Bogatas. Well that was it a few hours later and an unexpected very late night im subscribed to Bill, Lawyer and Noob and forgotten who else!

Think the bug came back to bite me, currently have a couple of southord picks, some from Mr Law himself and awaiting delivery on a Mad Bob Ghost Set (already received a set of bogotas from him of course !)

Also was already getting lost on how to store my toys so with the help of a rather nice lady over on etsy have a custom handmade pick roll on the way.

So far ive managed a few cheap padlocks, S&L Rim cylinder, 5 and 6 pin S&L Euros but my latest 2 pieces im trying to crack are an ISEO Euro and a Union Assa Abloy Euro. Trying to learn a variety of bits from SPP, Raking, Rocking etc.

Glad to be here and i do hope to learn and grow with you all.

All the very best

Lee :)
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Sun May 12, 2019 11:14 pm

Hi Bales :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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Sun May 12, 2019 11:18 pm

Welcome to the forum mate.
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Sun May 12, 2019 11:33 pm

:s_hi: and welc welc welc @Bales1983

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.


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:


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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Mon May 13, 2019 12:52 am

Welcome @Bales1983 , great intro.
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Mon May 13, 2019 2:34 pm

Howdy Bales!
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Fri May 17, 2019 11:54 am


I'm new to the forum and I have done some locksmith training, but I'm always trying to improve my mechanical engineering knowledge.
I like going to locksmith training events to learn to rack more efficiently and also for the social side, but this weekend I went to a makers exhibition called Makers Central and met loads of engineers working on some cool projects, even building jet engines and droids. I bought a ProKit: https://www.accu.co.uk/en/1559-prokits and met the crazy youtuber Colin Furze: https://www.youtube.com/user/colinfurze. Well worth a visit if you like mechanical engineering.

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I'm Zane, I'm new to the forum and I've just started to learn stuff via Youtube. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend good locksmith events near Birmingham that are informative but also have a good social side too.
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I'm new to the forum and I'm looking for the best social locksmith events in the UK. Any recommendations? I've got the very basics, but I'm only working on cheap padlocks at the moment.


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Fri May 17, 2019 9:51 pm

@Zane and @HarryC ...

Great to have you both here, but please start your own introduction thread as this is @Bales1983 .

Thanks folks sing1 :88:
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Sat May 18, 2019 8:31 pm

:welc: Great intro @Bales1983 welc
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