Making keys (was Re: [rescue] Serial console on IBM RS/6000 250?)
supremedalek at hotpop.com
Mon Feb 23 01:00:04 CST 2004
At 16:09 -0500 2/22/04, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>Phil Stracchino declared on Sunday 22 February 2004 03:15 pm:
>> On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 03:11:29PM -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
>> > I lived next door to a [non-apprentice] locksmith for years.
>> > Many (most?) Medeco blanks are ones that the company WILL NOT SELL
>> > to anyone not on file as having permission to buy them. If you
>> > have the machine (and that's a big "if"), you still won't have the
>> > blanks.
>> What's so special about Medeco blanks? Is there something about them
>> that would preclude duplicating one and making your own blanks on a
>> CNC milling machine?
>That brings back bad memories of me trying to "duplicate" a key with a
>plaster-cast mold several years ago. While it's probably *possible* it
>really doesn't make any sense. And it doesn't help this guy out since
>he doesn't have the original to make a copy of...
>BTW, no, I just gave up on trying the plaster mold. I couldn't get the
>key to come out of the mold quite properly. I guess plaster molds just
>aren't meant for stuff that small/precise.
Dentists use a product that when dry becomes very malleable
and can provide lots of details. I believe they use it to copy teeth
out of a mouth.
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