Boring Larger Pin Holes in an Aftermarket Cylinder Plug

As the title implies, I came across an off brand lock–a unique looking lock with a very nice finish, but certainly something I had never seen in my 25 years experience.

Funny thing was that when I went to reconfigure the pins in the plug, the normal sized pins were too large a diameter to fit in the tiny holes.

After some careful thought on the matter, I used a drill pit slightly larger than the holes and bored them out, not unlike boring out cylinder heads on an engine (though not as intricate, expensive, or time-consuming).

What do you know–it worked, and my customer was extremely pleased.

Always find ways to analyze the problem from different angles before you give up on a solution–you might surprise yourself, I know I certainly did!

More later!!


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