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Public-images-osm logo.svg craft = key_cutter
Key cutting (Nizhny Novgorod, 2007).jpg
A place where keys can be duplicated from originals. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: crafts
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
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Status: in use

A craft=key_cutter is a shop, usually very small, where you bring a typical key and get a duplicate made while you wait. The shop may also be selling related items such as keyrings or padlocks, but is not a full featured lock smith office or workshop. Key cutting is sometimes (but not always) combined with simple shoe mending services.

For comparison craft=locksmith is an office of a professional craftsman in the craft of all things locks. A lock smith can install locks, open up locks when you have lost your key, set up complex multi-key lock systems for buildings, duplicate patent-restricted key types legally etc. A lock smith also sells all manner of lock related items from keyrings to seriously armored safes. In some countries this is known as a "bonded" lock smith because of a deposit or bond they have made to guarantee that they will not misuse their craft and their access to restricted equipment and items, while in other countries similar protection is achieved in different ways that cannot be referred to as being "bonded".

Please note that the above definitions are initial rough drafts and have not found consensus.

Rendering proposal

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Usage of craft=key_cutter

Usage of craft=locksmith

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