The mission of the Open Organisation Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and by publicly discussing our findings we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.

The more that people know about lock technology, the better they are capable of understanding how and where certain weaknesses are present. This makes them well-equipped to participate in 'sport-picking' endeavors and also helps them simply be better consumers in the marketplace, making decisions based on sound fact and research.
-TOOOL.US (Mission page)


1.Do not pick locks which you do not own(or have the permission to pick).

2.Do not pick locks upon which you rely.

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TOOOL now has an official membership process! Sign up at https://members.toool.us/join/


TOOOL Boston is the Boston Chapter of TOOOL US.


We can be reached at chapter-bos [at] toool.us .

We have a sleepy Google Group mailing list which we may use to announce other events or for discussion.  You can sign up for here.


Meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 1-5pm. They are held at the Artisan’s Asylum in Somerville, MA. Meetings are open to all levels, we are always prepared to teach new folks and engage in deeper discussions with the well practiced.

10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA 02143

Note: We occasionally cancel meetings, when we do we have them removed from the Asylum’s calendar. Please check there if you have any concerns. We try really hard not to cancel a meeting though.

10 Tyler St