I came across this cool looking lock one day. Someone must have lost the key because the shackle had be cut rendering the lock useless. My plan was to take it apart just to see what made it tick. Once it was apart, I realized how easy it would be to re-key, and if I could repair the shackle, it would be a totally functional lock.
I knew I would be using brass rods to make the new pins that hold the case together. I knew the key I was going to use would also be made of brass. Since Jimmy DiResta has inspired an unhealthy obsession with brass, I decided to continue the theme and craft a new shackle out of... brass.
After doing some digging, I discovered the shell of the lock is made from titanium (which is 2x times more interesting than stainless steel) and the lock is manufactured by Master Lock. It's a very common lock that can be found in most big box stores. It is supposed to have a protective plastic/rubber case that covers the rivets, but that must have been discarded by the people who chopped the lock. It looks way cooler without it so that doesn't bother me at all.