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Anatomy of a Lock And Key

Lock Smith Pin Anatomy

This Is the Authorization class for the “Lock Pin/LockSmith Station”. Station is (will be) located in the machine area and is equipped with Pinning Kits and Key Duplicator.

We will go over; safety, proper use of a key duplicator, the parts of a lock and key. In addition we will also Explore the engineering behind the modern pin tumbler lock, and rekey a 5-pin & 6-pin “Schlage” lock cylinder. This is the class for; challenge lock pinning, rekey of household locks to match the same key, general overview on how locks work and why, basic locksmith intro.
“The pin tumbler lock is a lock mechanism that uses pins of varying lengths to prevent the lock from opening without the correct key. Pin tumblers are most commonly employed in cylinder locks, but may also be found in tubular pin tumbler locks.”

Upon Completion of this Course the Student will have the knowledge to properly identify and understand the relationship between a lock and its key, Further, they wil have an introduction on how to rekey pin tumbler locks.

Directions: Knox Makers parking and entrance is located in the fenced area around the back of the SPARK building.

Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and art collective dedicated to the promotion of creativity enabled and informed by science. Our lectures, workshops, and outreach programs inspire and educate both members and the general public. Our workshop provides members with both the space for large projects and the tools to complete them. We are a non-profit educational organization supported by member dues and staffed by volunteers.


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October 13, 2021
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Knox Makers – Classroom
116 Childress St SW
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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