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I wanted to remove locks from some Kwikset door knobs to make it easier to hold them during picking practice and also to take less room in my bag. I found that the doorknob locks are a bit awkward to hold for lock picking practice on their own… I’d already made a holder for double-deadbolts, so I decided to adapt the idea to the doorknob lock since I couldn’t find anyone else that had done something similar for these knob locks. Kwikset doorknob locks are held in by spring clips rather than by screws, and this new holder take advantage of that and also has anti-rotation tabs to keep the lock itself positioned in the holder. When you first put your lock in the holder, just be sure that the pin section is upright between the anti-rotation tabs and that you’re starting the rear clips in the center of the hole that they snap into, and it will go right in.
Download files: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4395777
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