Hello everyone. I'm back again this time with some recent six sided experiences. I thought I would share some pictures as well.
The first little six sided adventure was a Bic pen dispenser from the 1970's. I had never seen one of these vending dispensers before. Not a pen one. The owner bought it at a garage sale. It was locked and he wanted keys made for it. For 75 cents Bic pens were probably a good quality pen. Took some pics to show you.
Meanwhile; not long ago I was called out to open a safe. I knew what the problem was and had to drill it open. I had suspected that a lock mount screw was the issue and sure enough it was. I took a picture as it spoke more than words could. You can clearly see the screw had become undone and blocked the drop arm.
Rare for this to have happened but more common than finding a Bic pen dispenser at a garage sale.
Good Friday could have been a little more gooder than it was. What a perfect day to open a safe? This big brown bad boy became a real test of my patience and determination. I have to believe not many people could have opened and repaired this one as well as I did. There was no known combination and the walls were a foot thick.
It was a real challenge.
So there you have it. A few pictures and descriptions of some of my recent six sided adventures.
The other day someone asked me "how do I open a safe?".
I told them that I couldn't answer that question because there are too many different types of safes with too many scenarios of what the problem could be.
Although the safes in Hollywood seem to be fairly routine, the safes I run into present their own challenges.
I guess the real secret of how to open a safe would be through education, patience and experience.
Hi there. My name is Mark Johnson and I am in my 26th year of locksmithing. Every day brings new adventures.