Lock Picking Class

Please note this post has been edited to reflect that this even happened in 2011. Check our event calendar (https://calendar.dallasmakerspace.org) for up to date information on classes and events. Check out our discussion board (Talk https://talk.dallasmakerspace.org) for Q&A.

You can pick your friends.
You can pick your beer.
But can you pick… a Lock?

Join us on Saturday, August 13th from 5-7pm, as we embark on an ancient mechanical adventure to explore the inner workings of a modern lock, first developed by the Mesopotamians and Egyptians over 4000 years ago. Led by lockpickers Eric Michaud and Jamie Schwettmann, this workshop will cover – soup to nuts – everything you need to know about how common locks work… and how to pick them open.

Whether you’re a complete novice curious to find out what pin-tumbler really means, a homeowner protecting your family’s treasures, or a veteran lockpicker with questions about advanced locks and techniques, this event is for you! With 2 solid hours of history, mechanical diagrams (“lock pr0n”), and hands-on lockpicking instruction… first we’ll open your minds, and then we’ll open some locks!

To properly learn this ancient art, you’ll need the proper tools.  By registering for a ticket with a lockpick set this guarantees you a seat at the workshop, and reserves – all for you – a brand-new 10-piece custom lockpick set by Southern Specialties, hand-picked by Eric and Jamie to maximize utility for beginners and locksport enthusiasts alike, and offered for only $30.

If you already have some picks you’re itching to practice with, you can bring them along, and your workshop cost is only $20!

For members of the Dallas Makerspace, admission to the workshop is *FREE*! Donations are requested, but not required, to cover their costs for producing training materials, manually repinning trainer locks, destruction of locks during the workshop, and gas to travel to our space.

* Note: a small number of extra picks may be available for sale at the event, but if you don’t register, they can’t hold any for you! So hurry before they sell out!

See ya there!

P.S.  Don’t forget to Like Eric and Jamie on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/CollegeOfLockpicking) and follow @lockpickcollege on Twitter, to get updates about this and future Lockpicking events in Dallas and elsewhere!


  1. Ardy May 20, 2017 Reply

    Where is the lock picking class being held, and where/how do I register?

    • jast May 24, 2017 Reply

      Hi Ardy,

      The post you have responded to is from 2011. Check out our event calendar for upcoming classes and events. Check out our discussion board (Talk) for a better way to receive responses to questions about specific classes or interests.
      Thank you!

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