How to make a brass padlock suit your key

hi welcome to another video from dr.

Lach we're going to look at the

old-fashioned 245 padlock now they still

are available on our website

made by BDS what the difference between

this padlock and other padlocks are

especially the new ones is that these

old padlocks were made by hand and then

they were hand linage to seal them up

I'll give you a quick demonstration on

how they're done and well a bit of an

indication on how they're done I'm not

going to make one completely what we are

going to look at is these padlock pins

these padlock pins are used to seal the

padlock up and once you've sealed it up

and if hammer them into position you

then lynnie off the surface giving you a

nice surface like this where you can't

actually identify where the pins have

been this one here I'm Reed rolling out

it's already being pinned pinned and

capped and now I'm redrawing the back

out so first of all I've knocked them

down to find out where they are then

I'll need to read rill them out and then

I'll need to put new pins in and then

recap at marine leadership there was a

cap at the top it's been leanest and as

you can see you can't actually see where

it was afterwards these are the pins

here there's 200 in a pack sorry about

the focusing on it so they're basically

a pin with a little tiny chamfer on one

side to allow them to go into the brass

padlock easily you bash them down I'll

give you a demonstration on that and

what they look like once they're leanest

the actual padlocks themselves come in

kit form like this for all those

hobbyists that like to build their own

padlock so they come to Kipp form like

this as you can see all the holes this

is where you put your pins through and

then you would use these pins on top to

actually cap them off these pins are

good if you're rekeying a padlock if you

want to drill it out like we're doing

here and change it to a new combination

if you buy a new padlock they actually

come with their own pins already in the


okay so let's drill it out now okay so

as you can see my workshop especially my

mill drill is a little bit messy at the

moment I'm using

what I've done here is I've tapped them

down I've sent a punch them allowing me

to see exactly where I need to drill now

we're going to bring it down and just

drill them out punished to a couple is

an example

lining it up here

once you hear that noise just there's

the first one

the second man

and fourth one mmm give you a quick look

so now you can see the holes are back

there and we can simply tap out our

pants and Springs and start again for a

different combination so they might need

a little bit more drilling but you get

the you get the point which will move to

next step okay so up to step three now

so we've basically drilled out all these

chambers we've cleaned out all the

springs and everything so the only thing

you can see through there now is the key

see if I can complete a you that should

be able to see the key moving in and out

maybe if I use a bigger key it might

make it easier sorry about the camera

works very hard to it so you can just

see the chrome part of the key going in

and out there that means our chambers

are empty there was five five changes on

this one I've only drilled out four

that's all I needed to do and now we're

going to put some new pins in there

which are these ones here we're going to

set it up to our shape of the key is

this one here and then we're going to

cap it all off and I'll show you how to

do that next

okay so we've just found out which pins

we need to use which are these ones here

to suit this key and when they're in the

position you can see that they're all

flush and the cylinder is round so it

will turn so that's the pinning stage

we've worked out

these are bottom pins as you can see

them here we will need then is some top

pins you can use upside-down bottom pins

and then on top of that we will be

putting in a spring so we have our

bottom pins our top pins and then a

spring and then we're going to be using

these padlock I'll show them to you

again these padlock pins right here if

you can see them and we're gonna seal up

the padlock okay so here is one of the

pins if you find they're not quite wide

enough or you're drilled a to bigger

hole what you can do is you can widen


right here just by using a big

sledgehammer and a little shortened it

we get increased its diameter making it

a nice snug fitting the padlock okay so

now we've drilled it out we've pinned it

up we've got our pins ready to be put

back in there it's gonna be very hard to

do with one hand you can see the screens

coming up then we put it over the top so

if I can do this one-handed get a tap

try with one of the other ones here

normally you use two hands to do this

there we are and you can see the plug is

going into the padlock and creating a

seal so you would do that with all all

the holes that are open it does have a

little shampoo on it as well just to

guide it in there

we get it nope

sometimes you might have to use a flat

blade screwdriver to hold it down into

position and then hit it on top the

normally hard to do with two hands it's

even worse doing it with one hand and

pushing it started off no anyway you get

the idea once the pins are in there just

give them a few little taps until they

go all the way home you try to hit them

down to the level not down past the

level we'll go to the next step okay so

as you can see now all the holes have

been plugged okay they have actually

been hit down a little bit too far and

now we will go to the gnashing stage to

clean it up okay here we are at the


and there you have it as you can see is

completely leanest and it's got a nice

smooth edge on it you can't see any

marks you can't see any plugs basically

when you Linna you just hold it in

flat and then you give it a slight

slight angle slight slight angle just

like that slight slight finish until you

can't see any marks any plugs and that

is how you seal up and use padlock plugs

and you build a padlock from kit form

thanks for watching