“don’t pick at it”

I’ve been watching videos from The Lockpicking Lawyer for the past couple of years.  I like watching him work on interesting old (and new!) gear and enjoy his descriptions of what he’s doing.

Here’s an example:


It scratches several itches, including a long-standing interest in how locks work.   Finally earlier this week I order a set of picks and some practice gear.  Good clean,  compact, cheap fun that will fit well in this 76ft^2 space.

While the stuff collects at the mail forwarder I’ve been reading up on the topic.  Hopefully I can have the aggregated package collected at the Baker City post office around the time I have my VA video appt.

After I figure out the basics I’ll start looking for used locks in thrift stores and the like.  Treasure hunt + puzzle!