Lockpicking Class – May 11th (Tickets Required)

Please note this post has been edited to reflect that this even happened in 2013. 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 Sunday, May 11th, from 4-6pm at Dallas Makerspace 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 Jamie Schwettmann and a Special Guest, 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 will need the proper tools.  By registering for a lockpick set along with your workshop ticket, this reserves – all for you – a brand-new College of Lockpicking 10-piece Custom Lockpick Set made entirely in the USA, hand-picked by College of Lockpicking faculty to maximize utility for beginners and locksport enthusiasts alike, and offered for only $30.  And of course, you get to take it home for practice after the event. 🙂

If you already have some picks you’re itching to practice with, you can bring them along and your workshop cost is only $30!

BONUS:  Dallas Makerspace members get $15 off a workshop seat ticket!  (Check out the member mailing list to get the discount code!)

SUPER BONUS: 25% of every workshop ticket will be donated directly to Dallas Makerspace to support this and other other awesome events!

See ya there!

– Eric.

P.S. Visit the College of Lockpicking School Store to pick up custom lockpicking accessories and limited edition goodies as they become available! And don’t forget to Like our Facebook page and follow @lockpickcollege on Twitter, to get updates about this and futureLockpicking events across the country and around the world!

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6500839185


  1. Wayne May 1, 2013 Reply

    May 11th is a Saturday, not a Sunday. Is it on Saturday the 11th or Sunday the 12th?

  2. brandon copley June 11, 2013 Reply

    can you let me know nextime you do this course : ) thanx.

  3. Nirmal kumar January 7, 2016 Reply

    Hi I would like to know when is the next lock picking class is scheduled.

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