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clearmoon247

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Lockpicking Station
« on: July 02, 2012, 02:16:15 PM »
Not sure if this is a good area for this, but here goes. So, at the most recent DC407 meeting, i brought some supplies to get people a hands on with locks and lock picking. So, the question is, how many people here would like to see some sort of setup where you can get some hands on understanding of locks and how to pick them? In addition to just having the station set up, we can have public picks, a wide assortment of locks, ranging from simple to extremely difficult, hands on with bump keys, and other bypass methods for locks.  Even if you have never picked a lock before, there will be a setup for you to pick up this hobby. If there is a demand for something like this, i would love to work with anyone who wants to get this going and probably get organizations like TOOOL or FOOLS involved.

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Re: Lockpicking Station
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 10:42:53 AM »
This is something we've always talked about doing.  Some of our earliest "initiation" type tasks were to pick a lock (just ask PockyBum).  This would be a fun thing to have in the front area of the lab, too.  I'd be somewhat concerned about liability/legal aspects of it, but I know there's always a lot of misinformation surrounding locksport, so if we can make sure that isn't an issue then I'm all for it!

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Re: Lockpicking Station
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 11:19:17 AM »
Legal Liability aspects?  My first reaction was..  WTF!  This is a ridiculous idea, because it just "feels" wrong.  But then as I read and thought about it.  I'm thinking it's really a way to educate the public during open house and classes.  It would show what a good lock is, compared to a lock that only makes you "feel" safe.

I like the idea!

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Re: Lockpicking Station
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 11:40:08 AM »
There's a lot of misinformation that goes around re: possession of lockpicks.  My understanding is that, at least in the state of Florida, possession of lockpicks (burglary tools) themselves is not illegal.  Rather, it's a supplementary charge to breaking and entering or other crimes.  Keep in mind, a crowbar is a "burglary tool" when committing a crime.

Now, practice boards (basically a board with several locks mounted in it) are another matter.  I'd want to know from a reliable source about their legality.  But again, this is all based on hearsay.  Hopefully TOOOL or others could help clarify.

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Re: Lockpicking Station
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 11:52:24 AM »
Locks keep honest people honest. ;) I'd say if we can get TOOOL on board, it would be a good addition to the space's special interest groups. Someone just has to be willing to organize and run the chapter, preferably a FamiLAB member who can be around to supervise during the public meetings.

g3k and John (from DC407) would definitely be on board, and I know we have interest in the space too. Just a matter of pulling everything together. Like f00bard said, though, it is all about perception and branding.

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Re: Lockpicking Station
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 12:16:25 PM »
Lockpick village is always popular at the makerfaires.  TOOOL does a great job of leaving people feeling empowered from learning a new skill and understanding their world a bit better.

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Re: Lockpicking Station
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012, 08:30:50 PM »
I am so for this! Let me know if I can contribute. I know we were talking about mini-milling some picks, if someone finds stock let me know, I'll be glad to collaborate/teach on the mini mill in exchange for the ability to make a pick set.


If nobody finds stock, and I have time in between everything else, I may go looking for some...If I have time x.x

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Re: Lockpicking Station
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012, 09:36:28 PM »

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Re: Lockpicking Station
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2012, 02:54:19 AM »
What if somebody brings a house into the lab and breaks into it using our lockpicks?

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Re: Lockpicking Station
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 09:51:42 AM »
That would be bad. Is it Ted's house?

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Re: Lockpicking Station
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012, 11:55:37 AM »
The lab is Ted's apartment.