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Introduction to Locksmithing

Many "hacker" / infosec conferences have talks and workshops that cover lockpicking. However, the adjacent skills of locksmithing remain underexplored. This talk/demo seeks to focus on the following topics:

- explanation of basic locksmithing tools (re-pinning kit, plug followers, calipers, etc.);

- identifying key blanks and decoding keys;

- disassembling locks;

- changing out pins to work with a different key.

These skills will be useful for a variety of audiences: locksport people looking for increased knowledge of lock operation, locksport people interested in constructing challenge locks, as well as homeowners interested in doing their own lock re-keying.