Posted July 09, 2018 07:03:07 A self-taught locksmith is making an industry of his craft, and now he’s selling his first book.
It’s a free book, called Lockstitching: The Art and Science of Making the Perfect Lockstitcher.
I met him and his husband, Jason, at their home in South Carolina.
Jason is an artist and locksmith who started out making wood-grain locks with a little help from his mother, who taught him to use her sewing machine.
Jason says it’s his first time making locks with his hands.
I asked if he had any tips on making a lockstitcher, and he said he’d love to hear them.
I told him I had no idea how to do it.
Locksticking: The Science of Locksticing was released by the National Lock Stitching Association in May.
It features a section called “How to Make the Perfect Locking Stitch.”
In it, he lays out the theory and tools of the art.
The book is also packed with videos that walk you through different locks.
It even has an on-demand service for locksmiths.
Lockstockers, makers of lockstitching machines, sell the machines online and in bookstores.
Jason also sells locks in his garage, and it costs him $150 a pair to make a set.
Jason told me he has been making locks for a decade.
He started by buying a piece of scrap wood.
“I got it from a salvage yard, or whatever.
I was using it for a little bit to make nails,” he said.
Jason and his wife, Jessica, started making locks about three years ago.
It took them about a month to learn how to make locks.
“We made a bunch of different shapes, and we did all sorts of different things with it,” Jason said.
Lock stitching is a process in which a piece is cut to a shape, then glued together.
The glue is used to secure the lock.
“Lockstitching has been around for thousands of years,” Jessica said.
“It was done by hand for centuries, and then a little piece of wood was glued to it and then it was painted with the glue.
Now it’s a little more complicated.
You have to have a bit of skill to make it work.”
The idea of making a locksmith was born in Jason’s basement.
“The first time I did it, I couldn’t tell the difference between the lockstitches that were being made, or the locks that were going to be made, and the ones that were not,” he recalled.
The two of them made about a dozen locks.
The books they were selling were a collaboration between Lockstocker magazine and Lockstool, a company that sells locks.
LockStocker is the online publication that focuses on making locks and hardware.
LockStool is an online store that sells lockstools.
“What’s the most popular lockstitched item right now?
It’s all wood, that’s the trend right now,” Jason told The Wall St. Journal.
Jessica and Jason made the book, and they’re now selling it at their garage sale.
Lock Stitch: The Truth about Lockstitches was featured on The Wall’s podcast “The Locked In” podcast, hosted by Jessica Lutz and Michael Pascall.
I talked to Jason about his journey and how to start making locks again.
I also asked if there were any tips for people who want to learn more about making locks.
Jason said, “We’d recommend you do a basic research of locksmith books and books on the internet.”
Lockstick has also made a video series called The Lockstuffer, which shows people how to fix a lock.
Jessica Luts and Michael Priscilla of Lock Stool said Locksticks is a craft.
“There are so many people out there who have these incredible skills,” Jessica Lut said.
Jessica also told me she and her husband would love to see people start making their own locks, “so we could teach people how locksticks work.”
Jason and Jessica started Lockstitched: The Book in 2013.
They started making lockstickers about two years ago, and were able to get them to retail stores.
The couple started selling their locks online and through a storefront called Lockstock, which is a company where people can buy lockstices.
The company has stores in all 50 states.
Jessica said she and Jason sell their locks in the garage sale and on the Lockstools website.
Lock Stockers sells locks at the garage sales, on the website, at other locations, and on Amazon.
“You can get the book for less than a hundred dollars,” Jessica told me.
Jason sells the book on Amazon for $49.99.
Lockstocks is also available on a free site called LockStitches.com, where people have made their