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July 6, 2020  

5: Potluck

Episode 5: Potluck

http://thelocksportscast.com

 

In this week’s episode:

  -More evidence of community generosity

  -More chances to win one of my Paclocks

  -Locksport may help with PTSD

  -A few famous lock pickers

 

Thank you to everyone that contributed to this episode. And to everyone that has shared this podcast with others.  It really helps.

 

If you feel you are getting value from this show, please help us by supporting the show in one of the following ways.

 

Help me make this podcast a resource for the community by sending me any news or information you would like to share.  Share anything you have that is locksport related, even if you don’t think it’s important. It might just be the bit of info I needed. If not, no harm done.

Contribute financially to allow me to spend more time working on the show or help cover the costs of hosting and equipment.

Spread the word.  Share this podcast with your lock picking buddies.  

Contact Information

Email: podcast@thelocksportscast.com

Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport

Discord: Lockpickers United as Current, Extraordinary League of Pickers as Current, CBC as Current

 

https://paypal.me/CharlesCurrent1

 

https://patreon.com/thelocksportscast

 

The locksport rules:  

     Rule 1: never pick a lock that you don’t own or do not have permission to pick.  

     Rule 2: do not pick locks that you rely on or that are in use

 

Remember this podcast can’t exist without your support.

Please keep sending in your news, links and giveaways.

 

Corrections and Additions 

  -WilliamsBrain on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRGmm9FQqF6HMu9-wq9ODSQ

 

Recent stories related to locksport:

Mako Locks:

 Doing is custom engraving now. https://www.instagram.com/p/CB_NHqTgPvA/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 Just posted on Instagram that they have an aluminum LOTO type padlock https://www.instagram.com/p/CCMrPw7A6X9/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Paclock:

 Instagram post requesting that you share photos of your Paclocks in use for them to use in their new catalog. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCJPrQ_AzXA/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

Community News:

Pocket Women: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaJka3C3AnZYkUbNGbeAx3Q

Don’z Lockz https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpCB0Icq9_NCPBPiBk8_rw

 

Main Topic:

Charles Babbage: Pioneer in the computer arena https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.hindustantimes.com/ht-school/charles-babbage-pioneer-in-the-computer-arena/story-aJ6K2d1aMqqjbUG2VwftmO.html&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoUMTc1MTYxODA3MzU4MTE3NTkzOTIyGjhlMzUyODljNzRhMmIwYTM6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEE2IkNjCT1FWmtnTVrEgyJfFu28g

Richard Feynman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Feynman

Alfred C. Hobbs: https://slate.com/human-interest/2013/03/alfred-c-hobbs-the-american-who-shocked-victorian-england-by-picking-the-worlds-strongest-lock.html https://gizmodo.com/in-1851-a-man-picked-two-unpickable-locks-and-changed-1698557792

Bramah Lock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z33RRBzH5gE

Chubb Detector https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q6rsbeJZMs

 

Giveaways:

Starrylock on YouTube - Weekly #shoutoutMonday where he highlights a channel with fewer than 100 subscribers and then tries to incentivize people to subscribe to that channel by having a monthly giveaway of a 20GBP gift certificate from Law Lock Tools. Likely easier for you to watch one of the giveaways then try to explain how a winner is chosen. https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick/

Charles Builds Crap on YouTube - In order to encourage you to send me information for the this show, I’m changing the rules for my PAM Giveaway (see rules below) or https://www.thelocksportscast.com/p/paclock-a-month-giveaway/https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCharlesCurrent

 

Executive Producer:

James with his donation of $20  THANK YOU!!!

 

Content Producers for this episode:

Starrylock on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick/

 

Special Thanks to:

PickPals https://www.pickpals.com.au/

 

State of the podcast:

Remember this podcast needs your support.  

 

“PacLock a Month” Rules:

This year (2020), I’m giving away one of my custom PacLock 100A padlocks a month. 

To be entered, you must:

  1.Provide me with locksport or locksport community news that I can use on my weekly podcast.

    -Submit your news via one of the following:

      +Email: podcast@thelocksportscast.com

      +Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport

      +Discord: You can find me on the following servers as “Current”

        ~Lockpickers United 

        ~Extraordinary League of Pickers 

        ~CBC

    -You will receive 1 entry for each news item I use in the podcast that month.

  2.Share the podcast on social media

    -Make sure I know about it by tagging me and/or emailing me a screenshot or other proof.

The winner will be drawn and announced the following month.  The winner will have 1 week to contact me via email to claim the prize.

I will pay for shipping within the U.S.  If you live outside the U.S., you can still enter, but must pay shipping if you win.

I reserve the right to change these rules as I need to during the course of the year.

I reserve the right to disqualify anyone for any reason.  My decisions are final.

This giveaway is a thank you to the subscribers that watch my videos, listen to my podcast and help me produce it.  

YouTube is in no way a partner to this contest and all applicants agree to release YouTube from any and all liability related to this contest.

Personal data collected as a part of this contest will be used only for the purposes of this contest and will not be released to third parties.

Any entries that violate YouTube's community guidelines will be disqualified: http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines

June 29, 2020  

4: The Value of Community

Episode 4: The Value of Community

http://thelocksportscast.com

 

In this week’s episode:

Andy Mac’s YouTube channel deleted.

Community members collaborating to make a challenge lock.

The value of the locksport community.

Another new black belt picker

 

Thank you to everyone that contributed to this episode. And to everyone that has shared this podcast with others.  It really helps.  

 

If you feel you are getting value from this show, please help us by supporting the show in one of the following ways.

Help me make this podcast a resource for the community by sending me any news or information you would like to share.  Share anything you have that is locksport related, even if you don’t think it’s important. It might just be the bit of info I needed. If not, no harm done.

Contribute financially to allow me to spend more time working on the show or help cover the costs of hosting and equipment.

Spread the word.  Share this podcast with your lock picking buddies.  

 

Contact Information

Email: podcast@thelocksportscast.com

Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport

Discord: Lockpickers United as Current, Extraordinary League of Pickers as Current, CBC as Current

 

https://paypal.me/CharlesCurrent1

 

https://patreon.com/thelocksportscast

 

The locksport rules:  

     Rule 1: never pick a lock that you don’t own or do not have permission to pick.  

     Rule 2: do not pick locks that you rely on or that are in use

 

Remember this podcast can’t exist without your support.

Please keep sending in your news, links and giveaways.

 

Recent stories related to locksport:

Buyer’s Guide: Padlocks

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/best-padlock/

 

Community News:

Andy MAC’s YouTube channel deleted last week.

He created a new channel. But lost all his videos and had to start from scratch again.

Please go subscribe to his new channel and subscribe.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1aprG16lmgrEEt_KUEwR4g

You can check what apps have access to your google account and remove access at

https://myaccount.google.com/security

If suspect your account has been hacked or hijacked, check out these links

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/76187?hl=en

https://support.google.com/

https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/21815538?hl=en

 

Lockmania taking a break from locksport videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3mjRwadBdg

 

RoonPicker, GeorgiaJim, and PickingPatriot, are all working on a handmade challenge lock that will be picked by Mr. Paradise.

RoonPicker https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0uDsWpm4sISpzKlB0XVFDw

PickingPatriot https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChvImrbx06n19XCG8rJyY8g

Georgia Jim https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd2U2lOG9BE3Alh_KJ4lKLA

Mr. Paradise https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOMjPvIz7iAIpNuRRZHZNsA

 

The Value of Community:

Link to my Reddit post and the responses 

https://www.reddit.com/r/lockpicking/comments/hfpk6m/how_has_the_locksport_community_helped_you/

 

Giveaways:

Starrylock on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick

Weekly #shoutoutMonday where I highlight a channel with fewer than 100 subscribers and then try to incentivize people to subscribe to that channel by having a monthly giveaway of a 20GBP gift certificate from Law Lock Tools. Likely easier for you to watch one of the giveaways then try to explain how a winner is chosen. 

 

Charles Builds Crap https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCharlesCurrent

Paclock a Month giveaway

 

Content for this episode provided by:

Roonpicker on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0uDsWpm4sISpzKlB0XVFDw

Mogzy on YouTube and discord https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfZNZfriTTUa_CHBV4dOHg

HelpfulLockpicker on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCloseNEb6epWL36Ap_zZmow

Starrylock on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick

And for the comments left on my Reddit Post

Grain_ORice https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEVjx1wx19nFC9_VmvahtGw

Eli_xirs

Celem83

WilliamsBrain

EngineerSnowman

 

Special Thanks to:

South Hampton Lock Picking Club for the Topic Idea https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIBDaPaoP3nbaT8UsoQ3rIQ

Mogzy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfZNZfriTTUa_CHBV4dOHg

 

State of the podcast:

Remember this podcast needs your support.  

I’m having fun doing this. So, I’ve paid for a year of hosting in advance and I registered thelocksportscast.com for the podcast.

Since I’m trying to make this a weekly podcast, I’m currently having to spend time researching and creating a weekly topic to keep it to about 30 min and hopefully keep it interesting. With the amount of time that takes, I may have to temporarily suspend making my YouTube locksport videos until I can streamline my workflow.  This just feels like it has more purpose than what I was doing on YouTube.  If that happens, I will have to decide whether to suspend the PAM giveaways or try to move them to the podcast somehow.

June 22, 2020  

3: What is Locksport

Episode 3: What is Locksport

http://thelocksportscast.com

 

In this week’s episode:

More news of criminals with picks.

What is locksport and activities does it encompass?

A couple interesting projects by the lockpicking subreddit members.

 

Please help me make this podcast a resource for the community by sending me any news or information you would like to share.

 

Contact Information

Email: charles@charlesbuildscrap.com

Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport

Discord:  Lockpickers United as Current, Extraordinary League of Pickers as Current,  CBC as Current 

 

The locksport rules:  

     Rule 1: never pick a lock that you don’t own or do not have permission to pick.  

     Rule 2: do not pick locks that you rely on or that are in use

 

State of the podcast

Thank you to everyone that contributed to this episode. And to everyone that has shared this podcast with others.  It really helps.  However , contributions were a bit thin this week. 

Please send me anything you have that is locksport related, even if you don’t think it’s important.  It might just be the bit of info I needed.  If not, no harm done.  

Remember this podcast needs your support.  

If you support the show in some way, like providing information that I use in the podcast, I will give you a shoutout.  So when you send in your information,  if you have a YouTube channel, blog or anything like that, be sure to let me know.

 

I’m changing the day the podcast is released to Monday, to better fit my schedule.  That will give me the weekend to plan, record, edit and upload the show.

 

I want to say a special thank you to HelpfulLockPicker on YouTube for sharing this podcast, and my YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCloseNEb6epWL36Ap_zZmow

 

News:

 

Women facing breaking and entering, theft charges

https://www.kait8.com/2020/06/10/women-facing-breaking-entering-theft-charges/

 

What is “locksport”?

Picking locks just for the fun of it

Lock picking competitions

Disassembling and repinning locks

Challenge lock making and picking

Making cutaway locks

Decoding combination locks

Safe cracking

Tool making

Non destructive bypass methods

Destructive bypass methods

Designing and making new types of locks

Key impressioning 

Researching lock history 

Collecting locks

 

For decoding combination locks, check out Potti314 on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSCUS_rVVks_NKookFW9m4A

For beautiful cutaway locks, check out Supallama on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmBrQYJLqkxLGhYSX0LRyUQ

 

Interesting projects from the lockpicking Reddit:

 

LethalogicaX - made a 3D printed lock

Reddit Post 

https://www.reddit.com/r/lockpicking/comments/h9ayrb/i_designed_a_new_3d_printed_lock/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

YouTube channel

https://youtu.be/npht68N1uzs

 

Grain ORice - Safe lock manipulation and picking 

YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEVjx1wx19nFC9_VmvahtGw

Reddit Post

https://www.reddit.com/r/lockpicking/comments/h9l0y1/sg_8560_nondestructive_entry_idea/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

 

Giveaways:

 

RoonPicker on YouTube 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0uDsWpm4sISpzKlB0XVFDw

 

Starrylock on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick

 

Charles Builds Crap

https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCharlesCurrent

 

Content for this episode provided by:

Starrylock on YouTube

LethalogicaX on YouTube

Flashingflamez on Reddit

Logos_Lock on Reddit

 

Special Thanks to:

HelpfulLockPicker

 

Remember this podcast can’t exist without your support

Please keep sending in your news, links and giveaways.

June 14, 2020  

2: Breaking Rules and Getting the Belt

This podcast is now available on YouTube, the locksport rules, a locksporter breaks them, the Lockpicking karate belt system, a new black belt picker and more giveaways.  

Please help me make this podcast a resource for the community by sending me any news or information you would like to share.

Contact Information

Email: charles@charlesbuildscrap.com

Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport

Discord:  Lockpickers United as Current, Extraordinary League of Pickers as Current,  CBC as Current 

There is now a YouTube channel “The Lock Sportscast” hosting the podcast.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYmcilCD4aR0wWTISIXOgKg

 

The locksport rules:  

     Rule 1: never pick a lock that you don’t own or do not have permission to pick.  

     Rule 2: do not pick locks that you rely on or that are in use

 

News:

Paris' unlikely ‘superhero’ is saving people from confinement by picking the locks on parks.  http://www.rfi.fr/en/france/20200527-paris-unlikely-superhero-is-saving-people-from-confinement-by-picking-the-locks-on-parks

2 arrested, police searching for victims after stolen items, meth, book on lock picking found in car in Happy Valley

https://www.kptv.com/news/2-arrested-police-searching-for-victims-after-stolen-items-meth-book-on-lock-picking-found/article_de23e994-a453-11ea-862e-a35ef11c2619.html

 

Feds charge Washington state man for smashing Wilmington police car during Floyd protest

https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2020/06/11/feds-charge-washington-state-man-smashing-police-car-during-wilmington-floyd-protest/5343045002/

https://www.yaktrinews.com/washington-state-resident-faces-charges-in-delaware-unrest/

 

Karate Belts:

An explanation of the lockpicking karate belt system.

https://www.reddit.com/r/lockpicking/wiki/beltranking

A new black belt picker. Mogzy on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfZNZfriTTUa_CHBV4dOHg

 

Discord Stuff:

UK discord server called “UK locksport”

-You can get an invite to the Lockpickers United discord on the r/lockpicking

Subreddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/lockpicking/

-You can find an invite to the Extraordinary league by checking out the Dark Arts Lock Picking YouTube channel.  The invite is in the description of his videos.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_PyPUk9mBRmDAicJI-03Eg

- You are invited to join the CBC Discord server https://discord.gg/6r4hCp8

 

Giveaways:

-Lockmania on YouTube is getting close to 750 subs which is his next giveaway milestone. https://www.youtube.com/user/major0163

-Starrylock on YouTube is having 2 giveaways https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick

#IWantStarrysDimples giveaway running until the end of the day on the 18th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oNrjuqx1xk

-  a weekly feature #shoutoutMonday where he highlights a channel with fewer than 100 subscribers and incentivizes people to subscribe to that channel by having a monthly giveaway of a 20GBP gift certificate from Law Lock Tools. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpYQe1518-g

-  2020 Paclock A Month giveaway on my YouTube channel, Charles Builds Crap  https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCharlesCurrent

 

Content for this episode provided by:

HeavyMetalBadger via Discord

Lockmania on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/user/major0163

Starrylock on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick

r/lockpicking on Reddit  https://www.reddit.com/r/lockpicking/

 

Special Thanks to:

Southampton Lock Picking Club on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIBDaPaoP3nbaT8UsoQ3rIQ

Dark Arts Lock Picking on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_PyPUk9mBRmDAicJI-03Eg

June 6, 2020  

1: The Lock Sportscast - Introduction

The first episode of The Lock Sportscast a podcast for locksport news.  Please help me make this podcast a resource for the community by sending me any news or information you would like to share.

Contact Information

Email: charles@charlesbuildscrap.com

Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport

Discord: 

Lockpickers United as Current

Extraordinary League of Pickers as Current

CBC as Current - You are invited to join https://discord.gg/6r4hCp8

 

 Introduction:

Who am I? 

Why this podcast?  

What I want this podcast to be:  I would like this to be a community supported podcast.  I need your help to make this work.  My time is limited.  Help me produce the podcast by providing links, news and info from the community.  And please share the podcast with your lock picking friends.

What would you like to have in a podcast?

News: Events, it appears they have all been postponed or cancelled due to COVID.

COVID effect on locksport?

Giveaways:  2020 Paclock A Month giveaway on my YouTube channel, Charles Builds Crap.

Let me know if you are having one and want me to share.

Some resources for new pickers:  Join the Discord discussion (Lockpickers United, Extraordinary League of pickers and CBC).  Check out r/lockpicking on Reddit.  Their are many YouTube channels, small and large.