Monday, July 6, 2020

I'm changing the rules for the Paclock a Month giveaway. Thanks for watching. If you enjoy my videos, please like and subscribe. Instagram: https://instagram.com/charlescurrent Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlescurrent Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/CharlesBuildsCrap Discord: https://discord.gg/EUQmGv email: charles@charlesbuildscrap.com Charles Builds Crap 2532 Santiam Hw. SE Suite 403 Albany, OR 97322 “PacLock a Month” Rules: This year (2020), I’m giving away one of my custom PacLock 100A padlocks a month. To be entered, you must: 1.Provide me with locksport or locksport community news that I can use on my weekly podcast. -Submit your news via one of the following: +Email: podcast@thelocksportscast.com +Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport +Discord: You can find me on the following servers as “Current” ~Lockpickers United ~Extraordinary League of Pickers ~CBC -You will receive 1 entry for each news item I use in the podcast that month. 2.Share the podcast on social media -Make sure I know about it by tagging me and/or emailing me a screenshot or other proof. The winner will be drawn and announced the following month. The winner will have 1 week to contact me via email to claim the prize. I will pay for shipping within the U.S. If you live outside the U.S., you can still enter, but must pay shipping if you win. I reserve the right to change these rules as I need to during the course of the year. I reserve the right to disqualify anyone for any reason. My decisions are final. This giveaway is a thank you to the subscribers that watch my videos, listen to my podcast and help me produce it. I do not accept entries from channels that only have contest entry activity. In other words, no giveaway trolls. If I suspect you are only here for the giveaway, you will be disqualified. YouTube is in no way a partner to this contest and all applicants agree to release YouTube from any and all liability related to this contest. Personal data collected as a part of this contest will be used only for the purposes of this contest and will not be released to third parties. Any entries that violate YouTube's community guidelines will be disqualified: http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines Disclaimer: I'm not a trained welder, locksmith or mechanic. You are watching me learn on my own. Don't take anything I do or say as instruction. Any reviews I do are my honest opinions and I'm not paid by anyone to do them. If you have suggestions or constructive comments, feel free to leave them below. If all you want to say is that I don't know what I'm doing or my welds look like crap. All I can say to you is, duh! See the disclaimer above.

Episode 5: Potluck

In this week’s episode:
  -More evidence of community generosity
  -More chances to win one of my Paclocks
  -Locksport may help with PTSD
  -A few famous lock pickers

Thank you to everyone that contributed to this episode. And to everyone that has shared this podcast with others.  It really helps.

If you feel you are getting value from this show, please help us by supporting the show in one of the following ways.

Help me make this podcast a resource for the community by sending me any news or information you would like to share.  Share anything you have that is locksport related, even if you don’t think it’s important. It might just be the bit of info I needed. If not, no harm done.
Contribute financially to allow me to spend more time working on the show or help cover the costs of hosting and equipment.
Spread the word.  Share this podcast with your lock picking buddies.  
Contact Information
Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport
Discord: Lockpickers United as Current, Extraordinary League of Pickers as Current, CBC as Current



The locksport rules:  
     Rule 1: never pick a lock that you don’t own or do not have permission to pick.  
     Rule 2: do not pick locks that you rely on or that are in use

Remember this podcast can’t exist without your support.
Please keep sending in your news, links and giveaways.

Corrections and Additions 

Recent stories related to locksport:
Mako Locks:
 Just posted on Instagram that they have an aluminum LOTO type padlock https://www.instagram.com/p/CCMrPw7A6X9/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Paclock:
 Instagram post requesting that you share photos of your Paclocks in use for them to use in their new catalog. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCJPrQ_AzXA/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Community News:

Main Topic:

Giveaways:
Starrylock on YouTube - Weekly #shoutoutMonday where he highlights a channel with fewer than 100 subscribers and then tries to incentivize people to subscribe to that channel by having a monthly giveaway of a 20GBP gift certificate from Law Lock Tools. Likely easier for you to watch one of the giveaways then try to explain how a winner is chosen. https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick/
Charles Builds Crap on YouTube - In order to encourage you to send me information for the this show, I’m changing the rules for my PAM Giveaway (see rules below) or https://www.thelocksportscast.com/p/paclock-a-month-giveaway/https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCharlesCurrent

Executive Producer:
James with his donation of $20  THANK YOU!!!

Content Producers for this episode:

Special Thanks to:

State of the podcast:
Remember this podcast needs your support.  

“PacLock a Month” Rules:
This year (2020), I’m giving away one of my custom PacLock 100A padlocks a month. 
To be entered, you must:
  1.Provide me with locksport or locksport community news that I can use on my weekly podcast.
    -Submit your news via one of the following:
      +Email: podcast@thelocksportscast.com
      +Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport
      +Discord: You can find me on the following servers as “Current”
        ~Lockpickers United 
        ~Extraordinary League of Pickers 
        ~CBC
    -You will receive 1 entry for each news item I use in the podcast that month.
  2.Share the podcast on social media
    -Make sure I know about it by tagging me and/or emailing me a screenshot or other proof.
The winner will be drawn and announced the following month.  The winner will have 1 week to contact me via email to claim the prize.
I will pay for shipping within the U.S.  If you live outside the U.S., you can still enter, but must pay shipping if you win.
I reserve the right to change these rules as I need to during the course of the year.
I reserve the right to disqualify anyone for any reason.  My decisions are final.
This giveaway is a thank you to the subscribers that watch my videos, listen to my podcast and help me produce it.  
YouTube is in no way a partner to this contest and all applicants agree to release YouTube from any and all liability related to this contest.
Personal data collected as a part of this contest will be used only for the purposes of this contest and will not be released to third parties.
Any entries that violate YouTube's community guidelines will be disqualified: http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Drawing for the June Paclock winner, picking a Dorma euro cylinder and a quick updated studio tour. Thanks for watching. If you enjoy my videos, please like and subscribe. Instagram: https://instagram.com/charlescurrent Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlescurrent Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/CharlesBuildsCrap Discord: https://discord.gg/EUQmGv email: charles@charlesbuildscrap.com Charles Builds Crap 2532 Santiam Hw. SE Suite 403 Albany, OR 97322 “PACLOCK a Month” Rules: This year (2020), I’m giving away one of my custom PacLock 100A padlocks each month. The chance to win a lock will be announced inside one randomly chosen video that month. In that announcement, I will give you a secret keyword. To be entered, you must: 1. Use the keyword in a sentence in the comment section. Anyone who doesn’t use the keyword in a sentence will be disqualified. The winner will be drawn and announced approximately one week later. The winner will have one week to contact me via email to claim the prize. I will pay for shipping within the U.S. If you live outside the U.S., you can still enter, but must pay shipping if you win. I reserve the right to change these rules as I need to during the course of the year. I reserve the right to disqualify anyone for any reason. My decisions are final. This giveaway is a thankyou to the subscribers that watch my videos and have helped me grow on YouTube. I do not accept entries from channels that only have contest entry activity. In other words, no giveaway trolls. If I suspect you are only here for the giveaway, you will be disqualified. YouTube is in no way a partner to this contest and all applicants agree to release YouTube from any and all liability related to this contest. Personal data collected as a part of this contest will be used only for the purposes of this contest and will not be released to third parties. Any entries that violate YouTube's community guidelines will be disqualified: http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines Disclaimer: I'm not a trained welder, locksmith or mechanic. You are watching me learn on my own. Don't take anything I do or say as instruction. Any reviews I do are my honest opinions and I'm not paid by anyone to do them. If you have suggestions or constructive comments, feel free to leave them below. If all you want to say is that I don't know what I'm doing or my welds look like crap. All I can say to you is, duh! See the disclaimer above.

The Lock Sportscast episode 4: The Value of Community


Episode 4: The Value of Community
http://thelocksportscast.com

In this week’s episode:
Andy Mac’s YouTube channel deleted.
Community members collaborating to make a challenge lock.
The value of the locksport community.
Another new black belt picker

Thank you to everyone that contributed to this episode. And to everyone that has shared this podcast with others.  It really helps. 

If you feel you are getting value from this show, please help us by supporting the show in one of the following ways.
Help me make this podcast a resource for the community by sending me any news or information you would like to share.  Share anything you have that is locksport related, even if you don’t think it’s important. It might just be the bit of info I needed. If not, no harm done.
Contribute financially to allow me to spend more time working on the show or help cover the costs of hosting and equipment.
Spread the word.  Share this podcast with your lock picking buddies. 

Contact Information
Email: podcast@thelocksportscast.com
Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport
Discord: Lockpickers United as Current, Extraordinary League of Pickers as Current, CBC as Current

https://paypal.me/CharlesCurrent1

https://patreon.com/thelocksportscast

The locksport rules: 
     Rule 1: never pick a lock that you don’t own or do not have permission to pick. 
     Rule 2: do not pick locks that you rely on or that are in use

Remember this podcast can’t exist without your support.
Please keep sending in your news, links and giveaways.

Recent stories related to locksport:
Buyer’s Guide: Padlocks
https://www.bobvila.com/articles/best-padlock/

Community News:
Andy MAC’s YouTube channel deleted last week.
He created a new channel. But lost all his videos and had to start from scratch again.
Please go subscribe to his new channel and subscribe.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1aprG16lmgrEEt_KUEwR4g
You can check what apps have access to your google account and remove access at
https://myaccount.google.com/security
If suspect your account has been hacked or hijacked, check out these links
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/76187?hl=en
https://support.google.com/
https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/21815538?hl=en

Lockmania taking a break from locksport videos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3mjRwadBdg

RoonPicker, GeorgiaJim, and PickingPatriot, are all working on a handmade challenge lock that will be picked by Mr. Paradise.
RoonPicker https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0uDsWpm4sISpzKlB0XVFDw
PickingPatriot https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChvImrbx06n19XCG8rJyY8g
Georgia Jim https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd2U2lOG9BE3Alh_KJ4lKLA
Mr. Paradise https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOMjPvIz7iAIpNuRRZHZNsA

The Value of Community:
Link to my Reddit post and the responses
https://www.reddit.com/r/lockpicking/comments/hfpk6m/how_has_the_locksport_community_helped_you/

Giveaways:
Starrylock on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick
Weekly #shoutoutMonday where I highlight a channel with fewer than 100 subscribers and then try to incentivize people to subscribe to that channel by having a monthly giveaway of a 20GBP gift certificate from Law Lock Tools. Likely easier for you to watch one of the giveaways then try to explain how a winner is chosen.

Charles Builds Crap https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCharlesCurrent
Paclock a Month giveaway

Content for this episode provided by:
Roonpicker on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0uDsWpm4sISpzKlB0XVFDw
Mogzy on YouTube and discord https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfZNZfriTTUa_CHBV4dOHg
HelpfulLockpicker on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCloseNEb6epWL36Ap_zZmow
Starrylock on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick
And for the comments left on my Reddit Post
Grain_ORice https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEVjx1wx19nFC9_VmvahtGw
Eli_xirs
Celem83
WilliamsBrain
EngineerSnowman

Special Thanks to:
South Hampton Lock Picking Club for the Topic Idea https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIBDaPaoP3nbaT8UsoQ3rIQ
Mogzy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfZNZfriTTUa_CHBV4dOHg

State of the podcast:
Remember this podcast needs your support. 
I’m having fun doing this. So, I’ve paid for a year of hosting in advance and I registered thelocksportscast.com for the podcast.
Since I’m trying to make this a weekly podcast, I’m currently having to spend time researching and creating a weekly topic to keep it to about 30 min and hopefully keep it interesting. With the amount of time that takes, I may have to temporarily suspend making my YouTube locksport videos until I can streamline my workflow.  This just feels like it has more purpose than what I was doing on YouTube.  If that happens, I will have to decide whether to suspend the PAM giveaways or try to move them to the podcast somehow.




My EDC Lock Picking Kit


A quick overview of my every day carry kit. Sorry, no pictures of the bold cutters. I don't bring them home. Thanks for watching. If you enjoy my videos, please like and subscribe. Instagram: https://instagram.com/charlescurrent Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlescurrent Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/CharlesBuildsCrap Discord: https://discord.gg/EUQmGv email: charles@charlesbuildscrap.com Charles Builds Crap 2532 Santiam Hw. SE Suite 403 Albany, OR 97322 “PACLOCK a Month” Rules: This year (2020), I’m giving away one of my custom PacLock 100A padlocks each month. The chance to win a lock will be announced inside one randomly chosen video that month. In that announcement, I will give you a secret keyword. To be entered, you must: 1. Use the keyword in a sentence in the comment section. Anyone who doesn’t use the keyword in a sentence will be disqualified. The winner will be drawn and announced approximately one week later. The winner will have one week to contact me via email to claim the prize. I will pay for shipping within the U.S. If you live outside the U.S., you can still enter, but must pay shipping if you win. I reserve the right to change these rules as I need to during the course of the year. I reserve the right to disqualify anyone for any reason. My decisions are final. This giveaway is a thankyou to the subscribers that watch my videos and have helped me grow on YouTube. I do not accept entries from channels that only have contest entry activity. In other words, no giveaway trolls. If I suspect you are only here for the giveaway, you will be disqualified. YouTube is in no way a partner to this contest and all applicants agree to release YouTube from any and all liability related to this contest. Personal data collected as a part of this contest will be used only for the purposes of this contest and will not be released to third parties. Any entries that violate YouTube's community guidelines will be disqualified: http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines Disclaimer: I'm not a trained welder, locksmith or mechanic. You are watching me learn on my own. Don't take anything I do or say as instruction. Any reviews I do are my honest opinions and I'm not paid by anyone to do them. If you have suggestions or constructive comments, feel free to leave them below. If all you want to say is that I don't know what I'm doing or my welds look like crap. All I can say to you is, duh! See the disclaimer above.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

The Lock Sportscast Episode 3: What is Locksport



Episode 3: What is Locksport


In this week’s episode:
More news of criminals with picks.
What is locksport and activities does it encompass?
A couple interesting projects by the lockpicking subreddit members.


Please help me make this podcast a resource for the community by sending me any news or
information you would like to share.


Contact Information
Email: charles@charlesbuildscrap.com
Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport
Discord:  Lockpickers United as Current, Extraordinary League of Pickers as Current,  CBC as Current 


The locksport rules:  
     Rule 1: never pick a lock that you don’t own or do not have permission to pick.  
     Rule 2: do not pick locks that you rely on or that are in use


State of the podcast
Thank you to everyone that contributed to this episode. And to everyone that has shared this podcast
with others.  It really helps.  However , contributions were a bit thin this week. 
Please send me anything you have that is locksport related, even if you don’t think it’s important.  It
might just be the bit of info I needed.  If not, no harm done.  
Remember this podcast needs your support.  
If you support the show in some way, like providing information that I use in the podcast, I will give you
a shoutout.  So when you send in your information,  if you have a YouTube channel, blog or anything
like that, be sure to let me know.


I’m changing the day the podcast is released to Monday, to better fit my schedule.  That will give me
the weekend to plan, record, edit and upload the show.


I want to say a special thank you to HelpfulLockPicker on YouTube for sharing this podcast, and my
YouTube channel.


News:


Women facing breaking and entering, theft charges


What is “locksport”?
Picking locks just for the fun of it
Lock picking competitions
Disassembling and repinning locks
Challenge lock making and picking
Making cutaway locks
Decoding combination locks
Safe cracking
Tool making
Non destructive bypass methods
Destructive bypass methods
Designing and making new types of locks
Key impressioning 
Researching lock history 
Collecting locks


For decoding combination locks, check out Potti314 on YouTube
For beautiful cutaway locks, check out Supallama on YouTube


Interesting projects from the lockpicking Reddit:


LethalogicaX - made a 3D printed lock
Reddit Post 
YouTube channel


Grain ORice - Safe lock manipulation and picking 
YouTube channel
Reddit Post


Giveaways:


RoonPicker on YouTube 


Starrylock on YouTube


Charles Builds Crap


Content for this episode provided by:
Starrylock on YouTube
LethalogicaX on YouTube
Flashingflamez on Reddit
Logos_Lock on Reddit


Special Thanks to:
HelpfulLockPicker


Remember this podcast can’t exist without your support
Please keep sending in your news, links and giveaways.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Lock Sportscast 2: Breaking Rules and Getting the Belt




This podcast is now available on YouTube, the locksport rules, a locksporter breaks them, the Lockpicking karate belt system, a new black belt picker and more giveaways.


Please help me make this podcast a resource for the community by sending me any news or information you would like to share.

Contact Information
Email: charles@charlesbuildscrap.com
Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport
Discord: Lockpickers United as Current, Extraordinary League of Pickers as Current, CBC as Current

There is now a YouTube channel “The Lock Sportscast” hosting the podcast. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYmcilCD4aR0wWTISIXOgKg

The locksport rules:
Rule 1: never pick a lock that you don’t own or do not have permission to pick.
Rule 2: do not pick locks that you rely on or that are in use

News:
Paris' unlikely ‘superhero’ is saving people from confinement by picking the locks on parks. http://www.rfi.fr/en/france/20200527-paris-unlikely-superhero-is-saving-people-from-confinement-by-picking-the-locks-on-parks

2 arrested, police searching for victims after stolen items, meth, book on lock picking found in car in Happy Valley
https://www.kptv.com/news/2-arrested-police-searching-for-victims-after-stolen-items-meth-book-on-lock-picking-found/article_de23e994-a453-11ea-862e-a35ef11c2619.html

Feds charge Washington state man for smashing Wilmington police car during Floyd protest
https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2020/06/11/feds-charge-washington-state-man-smashing-police-car-during-wilmington-floyd-protest/5343045002/

https://www.yaktrinews.com/washington-state-resident-faces-charges-in-delaware-unrest/

Karate Belts:
An explanation of the lockpicking karate belt system.
https://www.reddit.com/r/lockpicking/wiki/beltranking
A new black belt picker. Mogzy on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfZNZfriTTUa_CHBV4dOHg

Discord Stuff:
UK discord server called “UK locksport”
-You can get an invite to the Lockpickers United discord on the r/lockpicking
Subreddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/lockpicking/

-You can find an invite to the Extraordinary league by checking out the Dark Arts Lock Picking YouTube channel. The invite is in the description of his videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_PyPUk9mBRmDAicJI-03Eg
- You are invited to join the CBC Discord server https://discord.gg/6r4hCp8

Giveaways:
-Lockmania on YouTube is getting close to 750 subs which is his next giveaway milestone. https://www.youtube.com/user/major0163

-Starrylock on YouTube is having 2 giveaways https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick

- #IWantStarrysDimples giveaway running until the end of the day on the 18th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oNrjuqx1xk

- a weekly feature #shoutoutMonday where he highlights a channel with fewer than 100 subscribers and incentivizes people to subscribe to that channel by having a monthly giveaway of a 20GBP gift certificate from Law Lock Tools. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpYQe1518-g

- 2020 Paclock A Month giveaway on my YouTube channel, Charles Builds Crap https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCharlesCurrent

Content for this episode provided by:
HeavyMetalBadger via Discord
Lockmania on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/major0163
Starrylock on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick
r/lockpicking on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/lockpicking/

Special Thanks to:
Southampton Lock Picking Club on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIBDaPaoP3nbaT8UsoQ3rIQ
Dark Arts Lock Picking on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_PyPUk9mBRmDAicJI-03Eg