Always was interested in picking locks, and saw a lock picking kit on black Friday sale. Brought it, struggled with the practise locks for 2 minutes, but now can do it in 10 seconds with my eyes closed.
My problem is I need locks to practise on. I want to be quick when picking locks, and need more experience. I also need some new tensioners as some keyways are tight and need top of keyway tensioners. I don't have much money but will get a bursary in Christmas. So I'm struggling with money for the next 3 weeks.
My question is how can I get many locks, with or without keys I don't really care, for cheap? I want to practise on a lot of different locks. I'm 17 years old, but if I could learn how to do it, I would be quite happy. It's something that could even make me money (But I won't rely on it). If I could pick locks quick by 18 I would be very happy. Also, do you know locksmiths? How are they doing? Do they make a killing or are they struggling to pay the bills? Would be an interesting avenue I could go into.
I managed to pick my first proper lock today. Took me 15 minutes to get my kitchen window open.