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CookieBoy
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:13 pm

New member here. VERY new to the world of locks and picking. Been thinking for a while that I want to learn a bit about all this. Impending retirement will hopefully mean spending much more time in Spain and I figured some knowledge of locks could prove useful in a place where holidaymakers are forever locking themselves out of holiday homes etc. A friend lent me a starter kit just over a week ago and I have managed to pick some basic padlocks which has given me encouragement to learn more. Hoping to use this site for tips, advice and access to tutorials. Cheers!
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:17 pm

:s_hi: @CookieBoy

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:36 pm

Hi CookieBoy :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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Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:22 pm

A warm welcome to you ,you may need to read the rules, always a good start, which part of the universe are you from.
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MHM
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:35 pm

Hi there and welcome to the group @CookieBoy. Please bear in mind that we're a hobbyist site and that we don't advocate anyone picking a lock in use...gaining entry is what locksmiths do for a living.
Picking a lock on the bench and getting through a locked door are two very different things.

With that said, make the most of the site and as long as you're picking your own locks that are on your desk rather than in a door, fill your boots...

Best wishes,

Michael.
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CookieBoy
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:07 am

Thanks for the welcome guys. Fascinating subject and looking forward to learning more. Will look out for any events/meet-ups in and around East Lancs which is my particular part of the universe. Cheers!
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DaftLadMatt
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:45 am

Hi Cookie

Welcome from my little corner of Fife. Where in the world are you?

Folks here are friendly and helpful, have a good dig through the various boards.
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:49 pm

Welcome. Retirement and lockpicking... there is someone on Youtube who started off that way. His name is Bosnianbill. ;-)
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