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HOW TO – Duplicate keys by hand

HOW TO – Duplicate keys by hand

Nak posted up a good starter in the MAKE Instructables group on duping your own keys… – “This will explain the process I went through to copy a key with a vice, a file and patience.”Link.


  • Join the MAKE Instructables group – Link.
  • Bump keying – Link.

8 thoughts on “HOW TO – Duplicate keys by hand

  1. matthewmachinist says:

    never use a file without a handle over the tang (the pointy part at the end) It can easyily catch and dig into your hand.

  2. planetjay says:

    Now if someone would post some .pdfs of bump keys…

  3. Shadyman says:

    And don’t use double-folded sandpaper, it rips your skin off. Learned that the hard way. Had a blister the size of my thumbnail

  4. Bob says:

    i need bump key templets

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