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Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:41 pm

Some of you may remember me and remember that I took time out to concentrate on work, family life and my other hobby of photography? Well the hobby of photography spiralled a little bit (as things with me tend to) and I ended up becoming a partner in a photography studio which took up a huge amount of time for very little return due to the other partner being.........well let’s just say there should of been more bookings coming in to the studio......

I walked away from that studio with nothing and have decided to open my own studio where I can decide who I want to hire it to and can keep an eye on the finances etc for myself. I’ve worked hard for the last few months to find a place, save up and finance it for myself all whilst holding down a full time job which involves working away from home as well as trying not to neglect my family.

The last £2000 I needed to get hold of to kit it out with the final few items was a real struggle which resulted in me selling most of my tools, Locks, and picks etc but I finally get the keys to my own studio on Tuesday and I’ve managed to do it without borrowing a single penny off anyone which feels amazing.

Anyway back to Locksport............I was looking through the handful of locks and tools that I had left the other night and decided for old times sake I would have a go at picking a lock, I had forgotten just how relaxing and enjoyable Locksport is....Now that things are hopefully at the point where I will have more free time on my hands you should start to see more of me about on the forum and hopefully start to meet up with you all again at future meets.

I hope you are all keeping well, also apologies for not popping on every now and then to say hello......sometimes life just gets in the way :88:

All the best
Lee
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:44 pm

Hi mate, glad to hear you have managed to get your own studio together - what an achievement !
Looking forward to seeing you around again mate 😀
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:46 pm

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Hi mate, glad to hear you have managed to get your own studio together - what an achievement !
Looking forward to seeing you around again mate 😀
Hello Tony.
Thanks for the warm welcome back.
Hope you are keeping well buddy.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:53 pm

Wow, welcome back Lee! Of course we remember you, glad you came back!
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:37 pm

Hi and welcome back.
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Rolo (Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:24 pm)
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:40 pm

Well before my time but welcome back! =)
Once a locksporter always a locksporter I guess ^^
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:56 pm

Never heard of you before and you have just missed Bristol by a couple of weeks.

Nobody asked where you were and I never told them you had moved to a naturists commune in Texas.

Glad you are doing well mate.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:02 pm

Welcome back.
Not much changed, we still pick locks, spend way too much of our money on locks and there are a few new guys.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:23 pm

Before my time too but welcome back mate and a hello from me ;)
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:13 pm

Welcome back Lee, glad things are looking up for you.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:29 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome back guys, I have missed you all.
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Never heard of you before and you have just missed Bristol by a couple of weeks.

Nobody asked where you were and I never told them you had moved to a naturists commune in Texas.

Glad you are doing well mate.
Hello Baldiloks, hope your doing well mate?

Thanks for not letting my secret get out, it’s a big relief lol.
I was talking to Smurf the other day and he told me I had just missed Bristol, I was gutted.....Hopefully there will be another opportunity soon to meet up with you all again so someone can teach me how to pick again lol.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:33 pm

s_laugh

You will pick it up again in no time.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:38 pm

Since I joined UKLS relatively recently, I doubt that I remember you from this forum. But I do remember Rolo from the 90´s:



Anyway. welcome back @Rolo
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:45 pm

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Since I joined UKLS relatively recently, I doubt that I remember you from this forum. But I do remember Rolo from the 90´s:



Anyway. welcome back @Rolo
Yeah that was me........my trunk has grown a lot since then though.......seriously....I have references :hee20hee20hee:
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:51 pm

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Welcome back.
Not much changed, we still pick locks, spend way too much of our money on locks and there are a few new guys.
This comment from @jwrm22 succinctly describes what's gone on in your absence. TBH, I wish I had written it.

Nice to see you back Lee and thumbs up for sticking with your new business venture.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:57 pm

Thanks Tipene.
I’ve been looking in on your beautiful picks when you’ve been posting them on Facebook and they are awesome mate.

Good to hear from you
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:56 pm

WoW I wondered when you would be back....

Last I heard you just went out for a paper and a pint of milk.
You were in your slippers and everything so we all thought you weren't going out out... s_laugh s_laugh

Anyway glad your back buddy.
Don't feel you have to be here 24/7 as all of us have a life outside of Locksport (except for Baldi, even if he says otherwise).
:88: :88:

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Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:03 pm

s_laugh

Hello PB, How the hell are you?

You know what it’s like going to the shops these days, especially when the mrs goes with you :hee20hee20hee:

Thanks for the welcome back buddy
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:32 pm

No idea who you are, yet more dross coming back claiming they’ve been around for ages... s_laugh

Seriously though welcome back Lee, glad you’re off the ground and running and that you did it without taking out any loans (plus I got a beautiful 747 out of it). :88:
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:12 pm

Congratulations. And may you have a lot of work to do and never run out of film, erm well, digital storage space might be more appropriate.

And of course, you could always try to combine business with pleasure and have some locks model for you. Looking through websites or the old fashioned catalogues of many lockmakers, I would reckon there is some work to be done there.

Cheers

Ikonian

(Who - till the doggie came and turned many things upside down in my life) was a keen photographer as well. Film only, as I never went digital beyond my mobile)
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:51 am

Thanks guys, much appreciated.

@KeyMOE
Glad you like the 747.......it still pains me that I let that one go........well that one and the rotalok I sold to Priyer lol
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:00 am

Damn, well i’m only a guardian of all my locks so there may be hope in the future for you to recover it mate, still pristine, box and all!

I did wonder who got that beautiful rotolock, I still regret trading mine to LockNoob.
He who fights with ASSA’s should be careful lest he thereby become an ASSA. And if thou gaze long into a keyway, the keyway will also gaze into thee." - Keytzsche
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:22 am

Hi Lee and welcome (back)

I'm new to locksport but have been a photography addict for far too long - mostly flowers and models
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