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Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:43 am

Good morning everyone.
I've always had a fascination with locks since I was a small child.
I've had a chaotic life but since I've settled down my therapist has suggested I find a hobby to help with my PTSD, Anxiety and Depression so I decided to watch 100s of YouTube videos and buy my first pick set, small vice and a few small cheap padlocks and I've been sucked in lol

My names Ron and I think I have a picking problem 🀣🀣
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:00 pm

Howdy Ron! welc
Lots of people find that lock picking helps =)
It's a great community with lots of good people.
Have fun =)
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:27 pm

Hi Ron :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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DentsE7 (Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:22 pm)
Life is like a pubic hair on a toilet seat. Every once in a while, you get pissed off.
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:43 pm

How do :welc:

The first step is admitting you have THE addiction.

The second step is to indulge it.

Welcome to the addicts club.
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:57 pm

:welc: as long as you keep picking you won't have a problem :hee20hee20hee:
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:27 pm

Hi Ron,if e7 is your area you have more chance of picking locks than flowers over the wanted flats,lol .
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:50 pm

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Hi Ron,if e7 is your area you have more chance of picking locks than flowers over the wanted flats,lol .
Haha very true, I'm between Stratford and Forestgate..... I know I know what a combination but it's not too bad.
Are you local?

Thank you for all the welcome messages
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:58 pm

Many, many moon's ago my friend, and on this forum we are all friend's and helpful.
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:11 pm

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Many, many moon's ago my friend, and on this forum we are all friend's and helpful.
ur0ck

I took my front door cylinder out and I was shocked at how quick it took me to pick it. Makes me feel happy most people don't pick locks 😁
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:29 pm

Hi mate, :welc:
What set of picks did you go for, and what locks have you picked?
You've come to the right place!
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:49 pm

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Hi mate, :welc:
What set of picks did you go for, and what locks have you picked?
You've come to the right place!
Hi Tony
I got myself a cheap set and sanded them down a little bit and I got 4 sparrows picks. I'll try add photos now
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:54 pm

Looks like you are well set. Maybe some TOK pry bar wrenches and a few more hooks - then a good couple of hundred locks and you are good to go 😁😁😁
https://www.lawlocktools.co.uk/Tension- ... -Piece-Set
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:00 pm

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Looks like you are well set. Maybe some TOK pry bar wrenches and a few more hooks - then a good couple of hundred locks and you are good to go 😁😁😁
https://www.lawlocktools.co.uk/Tension- ... -Piece-Set
Yeah I need a few more bits and bobs still but I'll get them slowly as I go along. Being on and budget and having a hobby don't well sometimes 🀣 I think the next obstacle will be finding locks to pick but one step at a time 😁
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:09 pm

Too right.
There is no hurry - you just need to keep practising.
Post photos in the "what I picked today" thread and get involved in the forum. You'll get all the help you need
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Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:05 am

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Too right.
There is no hurry - you just need to keep practising.
Post photos in the "what I picked today" thread and get involved in the forum. You'll get all the help you need
I will indeed! I'm going to buy a few locks over the next few weeks and then see how I get on.

It's crazy the amount of self control you need because you just want to pick everything in sight but you can't unfortunately 🀣
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DentsE7 wrote: ↑
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My names Ron and I think I have a picking problem
Hi Ron.
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My names Ron and I think I have a picking problem
Hi Ron.
Good morning Sedz 😁
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:18 am

Hi Ron,

I am a complete beginner as well and based in SE London, so just across the river from you. I also need to get hold of some more locks other than my handful of padlocks.

Waiting for cheapish vice mk 2 to arrive (had to get a refund on the first which didn't work) to see what difference if any that makes.

I'll be interested to see how you get on.
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:29 am

Welcome Ron, and many thanks for the donation!
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You guys in London have access to more locksmiths than most, be nice to them and they are generally very accommodating...see here viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8076&p=270160&hilit=Soho#p270160
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Hi Ron,

I am a complete beginner as well and based in SE London, so just across the river from you. I also need to get hold of some more locks other than my handful of padlocks.

Waiting for cheapish vice mk 2 to arrive (had to get a refund on the first which didn't work) to see what difference if any that makes.

I'll be interested to see how you get on.
Hey, I grew up in Kidbrooke so I know SE London very well.
I got my vice from Amazon I think it was only Β£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.
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:36 am

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You guys in London have access to more locksmiths than most, be nice to them and they are generally very accommodating...see here viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8076&p=270160&hilit=Soho#p270160
Thanks for the post, I've had a read but I'm not the sort of person who can just walk up to someone and start a conversation. Social anxiety is hell lol πŸ˜‚
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:23 pm

:s_hi: @D@DentsE7
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DentsE7 wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:36 am
xbmods wrote: ↑
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You guys in London have access to more locksmiths than most, be nice to them and they are generally very accommodating...see here viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8076&p=270160&hilit=Soho#p270160
Thanks for the post, I've had a read but I'm not the sort of person who can just walk up to someone and start a conversation. Social anxiety is hell lol πŸ˜‚
Welcome mate from North London.
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:51 pm

Gav.J wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:41 pm
DentsE7 wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:36 am
xbmods wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:44 pm
You guys in London have access to more locksmiths than most, be nice to them and they are generally very accommodating...see here viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8076&p=270160&hilit=Soho#p270160
Thanks for the post, I've had a read but I'm not the sort of person who can just walk up to someone and start a conversation. Social anxiety is hell lol πŸ˜‚
Welcome mate from North London.
Hey bud, I'm over in Stratford, East London
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