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After the Egyptians

Once something is invented, it is inevitably adopted/captured/absorbed by other cultures. In the case of the Egyptians, the first (Historically provable) adoptee of their locking mechanism were the Greeks. Now, I’m gonna put this here for all those smartasses. Yes. Rocks and caves came before keys and locks. You win. Congratulations. No civilization will ever […]

The History of Locks

So. We’re gonna start here, because it makes the most sense to start at the beginning. Note to the reader: This topic is huge. Massive even. I’m going to do this in parts, or no one would see me for about a month.  While we should note that the earliest example of a lock and […]

The Heirarchy in My House

  So. There are some nights you just don’t sleep that well. Looks a lot like this; 11:30 pm 12:00 am 12:15 am 12:20 am 12:12 am I think we can agree, that’s pretty normal. Eventually sleep just kind of takes over. Unless, of course you have an animal. 12:30 am 12:35 am Yep. That’s […]

Sidewinder

Cutting house keys isn’t complicated. Really, for the most part it’s all about knowing your blanks. Once you’re comfortable with identifying what you’re trying to cut, the rest is just keeping your key cutter aligned.   This is where I normally go into my rant about automatic cutting machines, but really those machines drive so […]

Yale vs Alarm Lock Grade 2

So. There’s this not-so-new guy back in town called Alarm Lock. We had a visit from a rep today with one of their grade 2’s in tow. There are a couple things about the DL2700 that I really like. There’s other things about the DL2700LD that I don’t like. I’m inclined to push it up […]