Introduction: DIY Professional Lock Picks!

how to make you very own lock picks! out of house hold items1!!!11 yay!


I was browsing through some random instructables not finding anything of much interest except ALL OF TETRANITRATES POSTS! boy man your my idol!
so neways i thought to myself "hmm not many good instructables on making professional lock picks" and so my very fist instructable was born.....

this instructable will outline some very good methods of making quite good lock picks that function surprisingly well.

Step 1: MATERIALS! AND OVERVIEW

MATERIALS!!!
2 hacksaw blades (ammount can vary)
bench grinder.
assorted allan keys.
files (if you do not posses a bench grinder).
and if you dont have either a bench grinder or files at a very last resort you can use a angle grinder with metal disk (EXTREEMLY DANGEROUS)

Step 2: The Tension Wrench

first set up your workspace..
good now that thats done, turn on you bench grinder or equivalent and grind down the short end of the allan key so that it has a long flat section that should fit in the keyhole of all the locks you test it on
tips:
1. when grinding keep a glass of cold water nearby so that you can dunk the hot end of the allan key to prevent it loosing its "temper" lol not the angry meaning.
2. wear some goggles the first time i did this i ended up with a hot metal flake in my eye which hurt alot and slowed down my pick making process.
3. just take general care and dont stick your fingers in anything moving in excess of 2,000 rpm.

Step 3: Making Lock Picks!!1

ok well we will start off with a very common "diamond" lock pick.
I AM ONLY GOING TO DESCRIBE HOW TO MAKE 2 OF THE MOST COMMONLY USED LOCK PICKS!
fist grind all of the teeth off of your hacksaw blades so you dont hurt your hand when you actually pick your lock (or sombody elses)
DIAMOND LOCK PICK
grind a nice long shaft of apporoximatly 1.5 inches with a small 3mm high diamond on the end(equilatteral) your picks shaft should be about 4mm high and leave a broader section about 2 inches long for the actual handle
RAKE LOCK PICK
essentialy the exact same as the diamond BUT the end of the pick is not a diamond but more like a wiggly worm attatched to a hacksaw blade...

here are some pictures of double ended picks which i made myself out of hacksaw blades and a grinder
TAKE HEED OF THE WIGGLY WORM SHAPE AND TRY TO REPLICATE IT BEST YOU CAN!

and also some commercial which dont look very spiffy (majestic)

Step 4: Conclusion...

well i hope my very first instructable was at least a bit helpfull but its probably terrible...
well if you are guna comment on it dont just criticise me, you can criticise me BUT it has to be helpful for everybody else that learnt from my article...

peace out Tim

Comments

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Sqidman31 made it!(author)2015-12-30

Or more?

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patbking made it!(author)2014-03-28

What's with your head on fire

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Mr.+D. made it!(author)2014-03-12

Any chance of uploading a template?

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godofrock made it!(author)2013-08-31

Good job!!

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lockpicken made it!(author)2012-04-23

hahah that picture is just freaking awesome.



How did you make that?

Was it actually on fire on your head while making this?



Thats crazy:P



This guide helped me to make some goood lockpicks

thanks!



Cya!

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jlund made it!(author)2012-03-04

This way is a bit longer but take a pop can and cut the top and bottom off then un fold it get a clay brick or a anvil and pound the can pice flat then roll it the long way to were the rol of can is about as big around as a pencil then pound flat then get pliers and roll again then pound then roll then pound then roll then pound till its small enough to fit in a lock then for a tention rench do th same but folld then pound then fold then pound it takes a wile but if done correctly its the best home made lock picks ever

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tweakgeek made it!(author)2011-12-20

What's that burning thing doing on his head?

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Robotrix made it!(author)2006-11-06

It would help people who don't know how to use these tools if you explained what they were for. It might seem obvious to you that a tension wrench needs to fit into most keyways, but what if someone didn't know how to use it? Where does it need to fit into keyways? How thin should it be? Picks made with a grinder are going to need some serious sanding before they work well enough to be called professional. Unsanded picks will get caught on pins constantly. Also, your spelling is atrocious, and you didn't actually mention more than one way to make either picks or tension wrenches, or alternate materials for either like windshield washer blade inserts, street sweeper tines, spring steel strapping, or old steel rulers. I'd appreciate seeing more research going into this and more instruction coming out.

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0Isey0 made it!(author)2008-12-29

This his first instructable, can't you just let him be god

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Robotrix made it!(author)2008-12-29

you're about two years too late for that comment to be applicable, but i appreciate your message. I could definitely have gone a little easier with the wording and still have made my same points in a more constructive way. I guess i've matured in the two years since i posted this.

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assassin867 made it!(author)2010-12-09

2 years later...

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paradox116 made it!(author)2010-12-09

^^ lol

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Vendigroth made it!(author)2007-02-07

stainless steel paring knives, ground to the correct size. they're a little tougher than the carbon steel hacksaw blades. Also, sawblades with a high chromium content are much more flexible and still as hard, tho that might interfere with the sensations involved slightly. I don't see the point in doing anything other than the carbon steel ones, actually, because they're (fairly) quick to make, and very cheap.

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stone3408 made it!(author)2006-11-07

Street sweeper brushes are sweet...I thought that I was the only one. They require a great deal less work to shape and make the best tension wrenches. They tend to be difficult to work with however and I mount them in an ink pen housing with epoxy for a more comfortabe feel. I like the windshield wiper insert idea.

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555mst555 made it!(author)2009-09-11

sorry but i think that u did not even make the pick your self.....u got the picture from google or something

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edfel01 made it!(author)2009-09-20

dosnt matter used his directions and it worked perfectly as long as he can explaine how to do it i dont care if he did it or not.

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epiphany_123 made it!(author)2007-02-21

Whats with the picture whats hapning in it?

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JKibs95 made it!(author)2009-07-07

A paper-bag head catches fire...

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milamber made it!(author)2009-02-18

try this template

Pick-Templates.pdf
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yukas made it!(author)2009-01-18

why the burned head?

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buster27 made it!(author)2008-12-15

the pic is funny wherd u get it?

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Bad+Donut made it!(author)2007-03-17

Wtfs wrong with you?! Any normal person doesnt put a burning bag on their head.

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wingman246 made it!(author)2007-04-03

what's normal?

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Bad+Donut made it!(author)2007-04-04

Someone who doesn't think being suicidals funny.

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wingman246 made it!(author)2007-04-09

well i wouldn't call what he's doing suicidal... suicidal is eating at McDonalds every meal for a year if that is even possible do.

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Bad+Donut made it!(author)2007-04-12

ROFL

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James+%28pseudo-geek%29 made it!(author)2007-04-21

cant you tell thats photshopped. no one has enough endurance - or stupidity- to light a papr bag on fire thats on their head.

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Whaleman made it!(author)2007-08-07

ohhhh man, you just made me want to make a video of me lighting a paper bag on my head. But I am not that stupid, I think.....

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James+%28pseudo-geek%29 made it!(author)2007-08-08

ha. I think it could be done, but hmmm

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Whaleman made it!(author)2007-08-08

well, i dont think im that stupid, but my friend might be......

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James+%28pseudo-geek%29 made it!(author)2007-08-08

rofl

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Whaleman made it!(author)2007-08-08

Sadly, I wasn't kidding. He once poked a hole in his wall because he was bored and tried to run up the wall like a ninja.

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James+%28pseudo-geek%29 made it!(author)2007-08-09

ha!

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Loveofchaos made it!(author)2007-08-13

well, i will put a bag on my head and light it just to prove you wrong! haha

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James+%28pseudo-geek%29 made it!(author)2007-08-14

lol. for how long? oh and be sure not to wear hairspray, its extremely flammable.

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Loveofchaos made it!(author)2007-08-14

i dont wear hairspray, jellied petrolium gives me the desired affect. lol

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buster27 made it!(author)2008-12-15

lolollololololollllllllz

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James+%28pseudo-geek%29 made it!(author)2007-08-14

LOL

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Derin made it!(author)2008-05-25

lol

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Bad+Donut made it!(author)2008-05-26

KEEP THIS THREAD GOIN!

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hiei5294 made it!(author)2008-05-28

k

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Bad+Donut made it!(author)2008-05-28

a year aint too bad

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extremegtafan made it!(author)2008-07-29

Why not two years?

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Whaleman made it!(author)2007-08-20

ha

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Ribs made it!(author)2007-08-20

I am.

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tippmannphreak made it!(author)2008-04-23

endurance? searously? must you train to put a burning bag on your head? what if your drunk?

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buster27 made it!(author)2008-12-15

im dum enuff 2 do it anyway

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James+%28pseudo-geek%29 made it!(author)2008-04-24

at the time it seemed so, I see better now.

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wingman246 made it!(author)2008-04-24

i beg to differ i have some friends who smack each other with folding chairs for the fun of it, and thats the least of their stupidities. They'd probably be stupid enough to soak it in gas first.

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buster27 made it!(author)2008-12-15

me 2

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