Time to dig out some of my DEC XX2247 keys

Dave G4UGM dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 03:14:50 CDT 2015

It should be possible to duplicate a flat key on something like the Roland Modela 3-d milling machine. It might take a day to scan and a day to mill but it should be possible...

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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Chuck
> Guzis
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> Subject: Re: Time to dig out some of my DEC XX2247 keys
> On 07/15/2015 05:39 PM, Ali wrote:
> > Maybe on the DEC keys but trying to make a key for an IBM lock proved
> > impossible (i.e. make a key from the lock - not copy a key). Most lock
> > smith I talked to said they did not do that kind of work.
> Sure, and there are locks for which blanks are not available.  I ran into that
> with a bit of Mitsubishi gear--I had a loaned key and went around town trying
> to get a duplicate for myself.  Initially, the reaction was "sure, no problem"
> and then the oddball key dimensions sunk in.  I ended up removing the lock--
> it was simply easiest.
> But it sounds as if these XX2247 keys aren't particularly rare, nor are they
> beyond the possibility of duplication.
> --Chuck

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