The 703 Locksport Crew
The 703 Locksport Crew is composed of a variety of people with expertise ranging from locksport enthusiast, to ex hardware store employee, to an actual bona fide amateur locksmith (whatever that means).
Introduction to Locksmithing
Many "hacker" / infosec conferences have talks and workshops that cover lockpicking. However, the adjacent skills of locksmithing remain underexplored. This talk/demo seeks to focus on the following topics:
- explanation of basic locksmithing tools (re-pinning kit, plug followers, calipers, etc.);
- identifying key blanks and decoding keys;
- disassembling locks;
- changing out pins to work with a different key.
These skills will be useful for a variety of audiences: locksport people looking for increased knowledge of lock operation, locksport people interested in constructing challenge locks, as well as homeowners interested in doing their own lock re-keying.