Introduction: Lock Picking Set Template
This is not a how-to post. If you are interested in lock picking there are plethora guides available online from people much more talented than myself.
When I first became interested in lock picking I found it difficult to find decent templates of actual lock pick sets.
So, here you go!
To make your own set, use any type of "springy", thin, resilient metal. What I have used myself:
* Hacksaw blades (best bet)
* Leaf rake tines (a bit thick for some locks, but have a nice spring to them)
* Aluminum cans (not so much "springy" as "bendy" but will work for picks, not for tension tools)
* Hammered thin nails, screws (not very "springy"...I'm just saying I've made it work.)
Use a hacksaw and grinder/file/dremel to shape as needed.
As I have pictured, these were all scanned as 4 5/8 inch total length, with (not pictured) approx 1/30 inch thickness.
All picks had about 1/4 inch flex at 1 inch from the tip without warping.
Your tension tool will warp. It happens.
I'm most definitely not a pro at lock picking, but I'll answer any questions as well as I can.
Comments are welcomed!