When Sun Jul 21 12:30pm — 2pm
Where Purple Classroom
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Come try out both antique and modern locks, practice lockpicking (tools and practice locks provided!), and learn how to help yourself or others in common lockout situations
Host Tex Thompson


  • Cost: Free
  • Restrictions:
    • Ages 13+

Cancellations for this event must be made before July 21, 2019 — 12:30pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

This class is an introduction to the world of locksmithing. We'll briefly trace the development of the lock from ancient times to the modern day (with hands-on examples to share!), show the interior mechanisms of common locks, and then break out the picks and rakes so that you can practice opening them. We'll also cover common lockout situations as time allows, and discuss ways to help yourself or others with everyday tools.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a "pass the hat" class. Instead of paying a fixed up-front cost, we will ask you to donate as you are able at the end of the session (cash, check, or credit card all accepted). All funds raised from this workshop go to covering the cost of classroom supplies, and to supporting the Dallas Makerspace.