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Newsletter February 2017
The art of lockpicking.
Very little reading to put under the tooth when you discover the thin opening! Unless you speak several languages, and again… So in our small world where theory must quickly give way to practice, the ACF offers an article as succinct as essential to grasp the basis of the fine opening to discover on our site.
The explanations are adjusted and the tone blurs the bad image of lockpicking, there is still a lot of work to be done on this side but the article contributes to the recognition of our art.
When it is created, an association is assigned a code of Main Activity Exercised, called APE code; this code, mainly used for statistical purposes by INSEE, is also used to define the association according to its main activity.
However, we had been classified as an “association of representation, promotion and defense of economic interests” which of course has nothing to do as you know!
We have just succeeded in changing this APE code, we are finally recognized as a leisure association! And as our hobby is indeed an art, we can boast of being classified as an association of artists with the code: 94.99Z attributed to artists’ associations!
This is not only an important victory because through this new code it allows us to approach events much more easily with institutions, but also because this requalification confirms the success of one of our missions inscribed in our goals and objectives, namely: “To acquire recognition and legitimacy with institutions and our future members.»
A forum for artists.
It is the only French-speaking forum, open to all, that brings together enthusiasts of lockpicking techniques. By joining him you can share your progress in learning lockpicking, and take advantage of the help of members always motivated to help you in this technical and exciting hobby.
The ACF forum , which allows you to exchange with the members of the association on events, meetings, and keep you informed about the news of the association.
A simple presentation, in order to get to know each other better in this small community, and a certificate on honor give you access to more than 80% of the content of the forum very quickly. Thanks to the different levels of access, depending on your involvement, your experience and your practice, you will be able to share on ever more complex and effective techniques, both theoretically and practically.
It deals with picking, printing, keying, and all other possible and imaginable techniques to open a lock (with the permission of its owner) without destroying it. Tutorials, cylinder autopsies and feedback allow everyone to better understand locks and fine opening techniques. With training, and thanks to the advice of members and meetings organized regularly, you will be able to finely open a large number of locks, even the most difficult (paracentric, radial, microdots with several rows of pins, groove locks, pump locks …)
Sign up, it’s free, and it’s worth a visit!
Alexandre Triffault, MrJack
In the coming weeks a loan system must be put in place, these loans will be in the form of parcels to priority members who do not have access to the rooms. Packages will be free and can be lent in exchange for a deposit check. Rare models and packages for all levels will be offered.
Help the association’s team get off to a good start by bringing back from one month to the next the loans made in the room.
One year already!
On February 23, 2016 we declared the official creation of the ACF, a year later the association invites its members to toast at the next meeting on the anniversary date on 23/02 from 6:30 pm!
The ACF team
Newsletter June 2017
A mini-shop more mini than that:
The ACF is developing and offers you exclusively a wide range of lockpicking tools that you can find in our Parisian premises at a discounted price during our monthly sessions from June 29th :
-many picking kits,
-various bypass tools for cylinders and padlocks,
-padlocks, cylinders or locks,
-drive cylinders for radials and paracentrics,
-a game of nightingales,
-a printing kit and a moulding kit,
-an adaptable Hobb’s hook,
-lots of coaches and other things…
Limited stock, first come, first served!
ACF OPEN DAY!
The association is preparing to welcome you this November 25 at 6pm for the first lockpicking contest of France followed by conferences on themes revolving around our passion.
The paid entrance is valid for the full day but the number of participants in the contest is limited, by booking now you will also help the organizers to ensure the operating costs necessary for the creation of the event.
More information on the website page!
Private session at the Maison des Associations:
The MdA invites us to enjoy their premises on Saturday, September 9 from 1pm to 4.30pm, this session will be an opportunity to show them our know-how but also that the association is very much alive. As part of this private session some safes locks will be made available.
The MdA has actively participated in the development of our association and honoring them with our presence by coming in large numbers is a good way to show them that they were right to invest time to allow us to start.
Let’s be there!
Forum of associations:
Once a year we are invited to the Forum of Associations, this meeting of the associations of the 11th arrondissement will be an opportunity to meet to crochet.
This session is ideal for beginners so take the opportunity to progress or review the basics… And of course, it’s free.
Toys of a more advanced level will not be present on the stand.
The loan thread:
To serve its members who do not have access to the rooms we set up a loan system.
Accessible from the ACF forum, packages are classified by levels and model, you can play with it for 1 month minimum and only shipping costs are at your expense.
As the ACF develops, the number of parcels will grow.
More information on our forum.
The ACF knows enthusiasts and has members in many regions of France, if you want to participate in a lockpicking meeting in your region contact us!
If you want to create an event contact us!
See you again!
The ACF team
A word about La Ressourcerie :
The Ressourcerie , which allows us to organize our monthly lockpicking sessions at 125 rue du Chemin Vert in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, is an ecological and citizen platform that offers a second life to objects usually thrown away. Like locks in poor condition or without keys that they give us as gifts and with which we can play for a very long time.
And the bar then?
And all this while tasting regional beers and organic fruit juices. In addition, by joining the Petite Rockette, you benefit from a preferential rate on all your consumption!
A more than generous promo!
Next session before the resumption!
Join! Join! And register for the ACF OPEN DAY of course!
The 2018 season starts this September 1st so remember to register or re-register!
The AFC Open Day will start a little earlier than previously announced, so we will be able to attend more conferences, so from noon members are invited to join our friendship pot in our Paris offices.
The ACF OPEN DAY opens its doors from 2pm to start the contest at 2:30pm, be on time and above all be numerous!
Remember to register because places are limited!