when I set all the pins right the plug turns: the pins, now, say as the original key is done, Soi I can rebuild the key! What material (silicon ? too much self-sticking?) can I put inside the plug to have the drawing of the key? thx
If you are sure the key is what's worn (not the key pins) then get another identical key blank. File the blank down in each position so that there is just slightly more material than on the old key then you can practice impressioning or file away a small amount of material from each cut until the key works smoothly.
You asked a question that was unintelligable. <is that a word?> It sounds like you want to stick something in the keyway to show you the shape of the key. Why not use the key? Is it your lock? Are you authorized to have a key?
This screams "Troll Alert". Take your lock to a locksmith who will provide a key at a nominal cost, if it is indeed "your lock". From this response I rather doubt it and your intentions.
my intent is not to waste *any more * my time with this Newsgroup: here there are people who believe to be *exceptional* only because are able to set 5 pins right .Picking is very easy as the Mit guide says ....I want to tell you a secret : on Internet I can buy enough resources to make me force a bank , including a kalasnikov or 5-6 bombs and a ferrari to run away, and no one comes to ask me "why"
Public threats? Looks like a post to forward to the FBI with all the headers. I'm sure they'll be interested. Not doubt you can find many things on the internet to follow any number of harmful and illegal activities. Most professionals here won't aid & abet. That's why you're not getting answers to your non-sense question.
He is practicing picking and it sounds like the pins are worn from use or picking/raking or the key is worn out or both. He already has the key. That's why he refers to "rebuilding" it. He has posted before. He is posting from Italy so English is not his first language so you might want to give him a break on the grammar/spelling/whatever. One can never be sure but my opinion is that he is probably a hobbist without any illegal intent.
If that's true, could have made a big difference if his approach had tried to clarify his intent and purpose. After his last post - I wouldn't give hime the time of day or the sweat off my b--ls. Never had a problem with a persons "grammar/spelling" on usenet if one will clarify the meaning when asked, but when the only response is basically "you don't have to understand... well that's a different story.
You know, I wondered the same thing before I learned about how they worked. I always thought that there had to be some magic compound that I could use to get an "impression" (yes, I know I'm misusing the term) of the key. In actuality, it would be more like casting a key using the broaching as a form.
Now that I've worked with locks for a while, I can't quite envision a way to do that without dis-assembling the lock at some point in the process. The casting compound would tend to get between pins, leak past the end of the broaching, etc.
Then again.... in this age of miracle materials, I have to wonder if there is a way to use carbon fiber and some sort of hardener to create a temporary key. Not sure why one would want to, other than the challenge.
Sort of like this (aspect is all wrong....) V V V V V V | V V V ___________/ / V | | ____________/ / / / _____________/ / / ______________/ / _______________/
I will admit that his comeback was a little juvenile. My point was that the internet and usenet are worldwide. The fact that someone writes in broken English in and of itself is nothing to try and draw a conclusion from. He had posted some stuff about this lock (which sounds plain wornout) before which is where I recognized him from.