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Yukon wildflower arrangement. Yarrow, fireweed, chamomile & some tall gangly relative of the dandilion.

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Also got my second shipment from PCDI (Ashworth). Workbook + pin tumbler lock & keys. Going to take apart, rekey, probably master key, put back together and eventually pick this lock. We’re going to get to know each other very well.

Current lesson is intro to master keying. Understand the idea, still working on the mechanics.

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I admit I have been distracted by Skyrim today.

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Lesson 2 describes cutting a key by hand and I decided I wanted to try it.

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Incredibly slow and picky work but there’s also a kind of zen to it. My key didn’t work the first time I tried it but after a bit more careful file-work I got it to open my front door deadbolt! Original key still works too. 🙂

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It’s a little stiff in the lock still but that’s fine. I’m incredibly impressed that it worked at all!