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. In this, there is still a lot of work to be done on this side but the article contributes to the recognition of our art.
At the time of its creation, 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.
The forum was established in 2018.
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.
This forum also hosts the ACF forum, which allows you to exchange with the members of the association on events, meetings, and keep 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, bumpkeys, 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 for 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.
1 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
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