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!