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Lock Pick Supply Wars

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Lock Pick Supply Wars

Hello Lock Pickers During the late 1970s and early 1980s Glasgow in Scotland was the scene of the notorious "Ice-Cream Wars", you read that correctly, that fluffy creamy, icey, deliciousness ended up being part of gangland murders, arson, shotguns, many people dead and all manner of other nastiness. It started due to the highly densely populated housing estates of Glasgow's East-Side, and the ice-cream vans that soon exploited this market. Initially selling, well, ice-creams, the vans (that are still common across the United Kingdom) ended up selling other general corner-shop fare, newspapers and groceries.    An ice-cream van. Great for...

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Why You Need Lots of Locks

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Why You Need Lots of Locks

Hello Lock Pickers. Locks are our game, they're our bread and butter, they are to put it simply, the object of our passion. And yet, of all the items in a lock pickers repertoire, locks seem to be well down the list.  What I mean is, it's not unusual for a lock picker to have two or three pick sets, a set or two of rakes, a selection of wrenches in double figures, a pick gun, some bump keys and....5 or 6 locks. A 5 Pin 'real' lock - perfect for learning all techniques. And while this amazes me, I...

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A Criminal, a Spaceship, a Lock Pick

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A Criminal, a Spaceship, a Lock Pick

Hello Lock Pickers There's very few mythologies in the lock picking world, not too many stories or events draped in mystique or intrigue that permeate the scene.  World Champion impressioner Jos Weyers has a nearly legendary story where he locked himself in a room with a lock, a file, a vice and 1000 blanks. But although I've heard variations that have gone through the Chinese Whisper stage, absorbed exaggerations as such things are deliciously prone, and ended up more like he locked himself away for a month, in total darkness, with a million blanks, I heard it from the man...

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Raking - a wealth of techniques no one knows!

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Raking - a wealth of techniques no one knows!

Hello all In my eBook  'Advanced Raking Techniques' (which comes free with every set of POLARIS RAKES) I go into some detail regarding the various techniques, tricks and secrets regarding Raking. One of the most common responses I get is that people had no idea Raking could be so nuanced, and that there are a multitude of approaches, as opposed to the common idea of sticking a rake in a lock and moving it in and out. This comes at no surprise to me as ever since I've been involved in lock picking (I had hair back then, that long ago)...

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How to pick a lock - as slowly as possible.

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How to pick a lock - as slowly as possible.

Hello Lock Pickers Happy Valentine's Day! If like me romance is something you only see in the movies or your long lost past, worry not, for here at Lock Pick World we have brought a bit of spice into your life and even - remarkably - managed to combine it with lock picking! Believe me, that's no easy task. The obvious option would have been the  'love-lock' bridges, where lovers write sweet nothings onto a padlock, clip it onto the fence on a bridge, then cast the keys into the eternity of the water below, only for them to fall...

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