Tag Archives: lockpicking

What’s on in TOG in October: lock picking, crafting, coding, Science Fiction book club, Wikipedia editing

October A summary of what’s happening in Tog this October: Lock Picking: We have a huge variety of padlocks liberated from the Halfpenny Bridge, we’ll show you how to open them. We also have more esoteric locks, handcuffs, practice locks, and the tools and know-how to pick them. Workshops on Mondays, the 1st, 15th and […]

Love Locks on Ha’penny Bridge

The TOG Lockpicking Group were in the press a few times over the last few weeks. Mainly over the Love Locks removal from the Ha’penny Bridge. At first we got some mixed responses from family members and colleagues but eventually we got them to see us as helping the bridge and not destroyers of love! […]

RTÉ Documentary on Tog Lock Pickers

Ronan Kelly of RTÉ’s Curious Ear featured the Lock Picking group on RTÉ Radio 1: Every other Tuesday, the group meets to pick locks. They have a table full of, mostly, padlocks and they use their picking tools to try to open those padlocks.Some of the padlocks are simple three pin ones, while others are […]

Making Emergency Keys

As part of our bi-weekly lockpicking group we regularly test the security of locks. At next weeks meet we will be making our own keys. Emergency keys are handy if you lose, or bend your existing key. They can be made from proper manufactured key blanks, but they can also be made from old plastic bottles, […]