Step 7: Test The Turn

try to insert the key in teh keyhole to test it, making a new skeleton key for an old mortise door lock
Photo: Kolin Smith
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Insert the key through the keyhole from below, as shown, and spin the bit. The notches should pass freely over the wards when you twist the key in either direction. Flip the key around and test the notches on the opposite side, too.
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