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Anyone that has been picking locks for sport long enough has very likely run across the name Waddac2 or has even stumbled across his epic YouTube channel full of nuggets of wisdom.
As well as being a very accomplished picker, he is also an astounding photographer and has given us some of photos to scatter throughout this interview!
Without further ado, here is Waddac2!
Over the past few months I’ve received a ton of requests to start a weekly Q&A to answer some common lock picking questions in a brief and easy to digest format. I’m happy to announce that today, and every single Thursday from this day forth, I will posting a few answers to some of the questions that you awesome people send me! My goal here is to focus on answering these questions as simply and efficiently as possible without any fluff or digression. If you feel that something wasn’t explained well or if you would like to see a more
One of the quickest ways of progressing in any craft is knowing exactly what steps to take, and in which order to take them. With lock picking this can be as simple as knowing which locks to focus on first.
With every new lock you pick, you’ll walk away with some new knowledge — a lesson taught through the sweat and struggle of picking.
The purpose of this little guide is to give you a progression of locks that will not only give you the greatest lessons, but do so in an order that will prepare you for the next lock on this list.
From absolute beginner to tackling serrated security pins — all in 9 locks!
Ratyoke’s custom lock picks are the most admired and desired lock picks this world has to offer and today we get the amazing insight on how Ratyoke himself crafts one of these masterpieces! If you are not yet familiar with Ratyoke nor his work, be sure to check our interview with Ratyoke to learn more about him and his magnificent work. In this step by step guide, Ratyoke will be crafting an Ebony and Holly short hook using Peterson government steel blanks.
Ratyoke is known throughout the entire world for making the best lock picks in the history of Locksmithing and Locksport. A master jeweler and world traveler, this full time goldsmith puts his skills to work with his 100% custom, 100% handcrafted artisan lock picks. Exotic woods and fine metals are abound in his rare and highly sought after works of art. Read further and find out how he became the world’s finest lock pick maker!
Today we are looking at the very first exploit of the Kwikset SmartKey Generation 3. Chris Ahrens has been making huge waves in the Locksport community this past year, boasting over 100 picking videos on his new YouTube Channel, and is now the very first lock picker in the world to exploit this challenging lock. Read further and find out just exactly how he managed to accomplish this amazing feat!