We did a ton of home repair and construction work over the years but I. The past 20 I would say less and less each year. We still get people that we’ve don’t work for that still call us for what I would say is handyman work . Which we do because they are lil ok ladies that we’ve know for decades. But people bring stuff in all the time, to get fix, furniture, doors. I’ve gone out the fix old expensive beds..
My family became owners about 40 years ago this location has been around for about 60 years the business itself has been around since 1912. The building is actually 2 buildings that we merged in The 80’s.
The main building was built in the late 40’s early 50’s.. the building we bought and expanded with was built in the 30’s.
We did the exterior renovation in the mid 80’s giving it this old times look. Since then we have kept that. We have updated the inside a couple times and are about 3/4 the way done with a new remodel if the inside.
Hey Locksmiths of reddit, I’m writing a short story where one of the main characters works as a locksmith.
What does a normal day as a locksmith look like? What are some daily things you run into? I want to portray the character as realistically as possible.
Is it normal for someone to bring in a key to identify? (A tentative concept for my story involves a mysterious old key that a man brings in). If so, what are some of the things locksmiths look for? Is there some kind of chart I could look at? If it’s a weird old key (not from the past century) are there more specialized ways to identify it?
Any / all help is appreciated! I know that this is kind of a weird request.