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Hello Boys and Girls! 
      After two and a half years of hardly looking at my Knex, I bring you one of the projects I found stashed away in my closet.
Here is a padlock that uses a simple key to unlatch a ratchet system that hold the shackle in place when locked. I used a small spring to keep tension on the ratchet, but you can use a weak rubber band if a spring is not available. I also used a cut blue rod for the ease of putting it together, but again its not necessary.

     I hope you enjoy the build. I'll be posting pictures of the handful of projects I still have put together.
Happy 2014
Killer~SafeCracker
Killer~SafeCracker has returned, yay! Nice padlock! Make an Ible on it :D
plz instructions
<p>post instructions</p>
<p>pls add instructions</p>
Awesome! It's the 'Monster pad lock'.
&quot;Monster&quot; indeed! +1
<p>monster energy ;D</p>
Well, since your posting stashed away projects, might you build some more awesomeness? =D =D looks nice
Indeed I will! At least on and off.
Awesome!
+1
It's great to see you active again! Nice lock, it's a good thing you saved it. :-D
Good to see you're still around too! :D
....KSC...Is that you?
Indeed!
Dude, your back! I have always wanted all the &quot;first century&quot; K'NEXers to come back and &quot;hang out&quot; with us! I am glad to see that you are still in the biz...
Im still here :D lol. Just busy, and I havent taken some time to work on it. I got another one going, and The ible is almost done. Just busy with school stuff.
I know you are! I respect your work, and find that every one of your builds is better than the one before it (and much better than any of mine)! I can't wait to see new stuff from you... soon?
Thats because I look at the flaws from the gun, and improve on it as much as I can. I suggest everyone should do that, whether your build is good or bad, there still are flaws, theres no such thing as a perfect build.There is always room for improvements. And yeah, should be soon, Im almost done!
Hmm... that is very good advice, but, to be honest, you must be MUCH more patient than I am... I can hardly keep a build for more than a week before I want to take it apart and build something else... I am excited to see what you have!
Lol, I'm actually close to one of the &quot;first-century&quot; knexers. My previous name was Knexgeek and I've been on this sight since 2006, and didn't make an account until much later. So I saw all the first generation of stuff that was released back then. :) And I can say I'm proud the knex community has come this far.
Huh, really? I had no idea! I've truly only been around since early on in 2012, and before that had ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA that you could make guns that &quot;shot&quot; with my K'NEX and some rubber bands. Its pretty crazy how far I alone have come, let alone how the whole community has come!
Yep! It has! And you have become one of my favorite builders. : )
That is a VERY high complement and the feeling is mutual, you are one of my favorite builders.
Lol, thank you. Although, it seems like I build every couple of months because I'm so busy. But, I plan on starting to build something just before winter break is over...
You are very welcome! I can't to see what you get us!
Wait, you posted something? O.O <br> <br>Anyways, nice lock! :D
Thanks for doing this KSC! Nice to see you!
glad to see you again :D
Looks cool! :D

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