Another approach to getting keys
audi at humanspeakers.com
Sat Jul 29 22:37:43 EDT 2006
>>He took a blank key and then just started cutting- I guess if you know
>>what you're doing,
>>this is possible. The key worked fine once everything was done. Just
>>put the blank into
>>the lock cylinder and started cutting based on what, I have no idea.
One thing to keep in mind is that there are only 5 different height
tumblers in these locks, and there are 7 (I think) of them. Now,
whether cutting them one at a time, one depth at a time, will yield a
"partial" key along the way that an expert can tell is working, is a
complete mystery to me - but that is kind of how locks are picked.
Sounds cool to have done, at least!
> Since you didn't already have keys to the car, naturally you would have
> had to do this. In my case, I could have driven to the locksmith and
> saved the cost of a house call, but it just didn't occur to me. My
> approach had the advantage that I was able to do it all from the
> computer, and then walk a few blocks to my PO box to get the keys.
> Whether one method produces a better key than the other, I don't know.
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