This experience is a 90-minute introduction to the art of lock picking, from master Bill Ragsdale. Attendees will watch an instructional video, followed by a game of trivia where they will learn basic aspects and interesting facts about this trade. Next, for the hands-on part of the program, participants will analyze the mechanism and operation of a traditional padlock and use different tools to open it.
As a special treat, the team at Greenbar Distillery will do a short presentation about the history of their company. This is an opportunity to learn about their process and to pick the brain (no pun intended) of one of their in-house experts.
While lock picking might initially be associated with illicit enterprises, it is widely practiced as a recreational activity—legal in most states in this country.
After the experience, attendees will take home:
- a professional set of lock picks
- a clear plastic practice lock
- a CD with four manuals and an hour-long instructional video
- a 4-page instruction set
ABOUT BILL RAGSDALE
Our instructor, Bill Ragsdale, apprenticed with a tinker/locksmith serving rural areas of central California from a mobile lock shop. He worked in Las Vegas at a firm manufacturing high-security lock products to the gambling industry. He then formed a company supplying electronic door controls and ran it for the next twenty-five years.
- This is 21 and over event.
- Due to the nature of the event, interaction with other attendees is necessary.
- All knowledge acquired during the event is to be used by guests for recreational purposes only.
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