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Lock Picking Workshops

7608 N Interstate Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97217, US (map)

Access Notes

If you arrive and have a hard time finding someone, head over to ctrlh.org/irc and ask. Someone there should be able to help.

We will be in the big room at Ctrl-H. The door at 7608 will be unlocked for the open-house happening at the same time. So come on in and grab a seat at one of the tables with locks on it.



The local chapter of TOOOL (The Open Organization Of Lockpickers) hosts monthly gatherings for lock picking on third-Thursdays, 7-9p at Ctrl-H. Quarterly beginner introduction meetings like this one include a presentation to help people get started.

We supply beginners lessons, advice, picks, locks and calming words to the totally new. No experience needed. We also have challenge locks and security pinned progressives for the more experienced. You don't have to bring anything (but if you do, be sure to paint, etch or otherwise mark your stuff so it doesn't get mixed up). You don't even have to be sure that learning how to pick locks is a good idea. We will talk about that too! This meeting will include an introduction presentation covering the basics of why people pick locks, what the rules are and how to pick a standard pin-tumbler lock. There will be lots of hands-on time to practice what you learn. Even if you have never done this before, you will be amazed how quickly you can advance through the progressively pinned practice locks.

This Google calendar lists all of our local events: http://goo.gl/En8Qq

And we post reminders to this Google Group: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/toool-pdx