About this workshop
Learn the ancient art of locksmithing with locksmith Aaron Smith.
In this full-day workshop, you will make your own brass padlock and cut your own key using traditional techniques and hand tools that have not changed since the early 1800s.
This workshop will teach you skills that are slowly becoming lost in the locksmithing trade with the ever-increasing use of technology. You will use parts made by Australia’s oldest operating lock manufacturer, Jacksons of Launceston and mark out, hand drill and file a working lock. Once the components are ready, you will hand-cut a key to suit.
At the end of the day, you will take your lock and key home with you.
Required skill level
No previous experience required
What do I need to bring?
Snacks, lunch, water, notepad and pen
Wear closed toe shoes. No sandals or thongs. Wear comfortable and practical clothes. Aprons are provided.
Maximum class size
Small class size – 6 participants max
What is Included
All instruction, tools and materials provided
You will learn
At the end of this workshop, you will understand the components within the padlock and their operation, have a complete operational padlock and understand the basic methods to generate a key for a lever padlock
About the instructor