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(1239) Kennedy Locksport Challenge


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My vises are made by Panavise, a U.S. Company.  The one with the wide jaws is the model 350.  The smaller one is the model 301. Both have the 312 Base mount – www.panavise.com


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  1. I don't understand the use of driver pins for key pins but it seemed to work as a whole. Filing the core should make it easier but again it was being "Defiant".🍺😎✌

  2. Thanks Bill! Sorry about the over oiling, I was worried that it would hang up being this is only the second challenge lock I've made. I wanted to see what I could do with what I had. Most peoples houses in this country are locked by these low end locks. Low cost doesn't have to mean low security, I'm try to improve on the security level for ppl who can't afford high end locks but still want safety.

  3. I would like to thank you, you got me interested in this topic after my my fairly cheap yale lock that i used on my woodshed was innaccessabile. due to loss of keys. Have no idea what happened to them. Due to neglect i simpy lost the keys.
    I first made my own picklocks with thin metal skeets that i shaped. and used as picks.
    Efter this i purchased a arange of diffent products fitting the cosmetic profile of what you have been using. mainy chineseium which of some i to this day use.
    i would like to thank you, i feel this would become a way to make a living.
    Now people i know as me for help, also i see employment as locksmith, Due to my interest and exptertise in the subject. Thanks and good work.

  4. You really don't get why it's filed. It's so it opens up the gap a tiny bit between … giving things like spools that extra room to get out of line just enough to be a pain.


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