Introduction: Make Lockpicks From What You Can Find in a Garage(like Macgyver or Not)

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You get shown how to make lockpicks.
i posted this long ago then took it off and left .


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you will need:
A bicycle tire (the kind with spokes)
a windsheild wiper(the kind That is somtimes attatched to vehicles)
dremel tool or benchgrinder
some string(optional but fun to play with)
Some plyers (2 is fine)
and gogles(or you will have a lot of eye pain for a while)

Step 2: Get Your Pick Material

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first you will need a bicycle tire its not exactly something you need to sell your soul for since you probably have one in your garage or elsewhere.

Step 3: Dismantle the Tire

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Take All the rubber stuff off of the tire and unscrew the screw looking things then cut off the spoke and harvest your pick material.

Step 4: Now Get Your Tension Wrench Material

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remember that windshield wiper you stole off of your neighbors car (or perhaps you got it out of your garage) well its time to gut it there 2 metal strips that you must take(by force if necessary).

Step 5: Making the Pick

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you take the spoke and those plyers and bend the spoke into a pick shape

Step 6: Then Grind It Thin

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you take that dremel tool or bench grinder (you could even use the sidewalk) and grind the sides thin thin enough to put in a keyhole.

Step 7: Make the Pick Look Good

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take the ugly peice of metal you just made into a pick and do something to make it look good
like wrap string around it to make a handle.

Step 8: Making a Tension Wrench

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take a metal strip (the one you got from the windsheild wiper ) and stick it in a lock then bend it (or you can use plyers.

Step 9: Now You Have a Lockpick and Tension Wrench

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Now you have a lockpick and tension wrench FEEL EMPOWERED FEEL VICTORIOUS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! whatever good luck trying to use it


letnetik (author)2011-03-30

can the metal sheets from the wipers be replaced with anything else? I need a different way to get a tension wrench other than buying one...

fragleshnagle (author)letnetik2015-10-05

You can use paperclips, straighten them out and twist the paperclip then bend it into an L shape. It's kinda hard to explain but the paperclip tension wrenches are what. I found works the best for me because you can use different thicknesses of wire to make tension wrenches for different size locks. Another thing that works well as a tension wrench is an Allen wrench ground down to fit inside the lock. You can also bend a nail into the same L shape and grind the L part of the nail thin enough to fit in the lock

Mr_LockPicker4 (author)letnetik2014-06-28

Hey letnetik, i found the tension wrench on this site works really well (diy), but the pick is just about useless. Check it out.

rippinblaise (author)2009-01-03

that's not a rake pick, that's a hook pick rake picks are more wiggley the pick u made is for single pin picking, not raking

littlemog92 (author)rippinblaise2009-01-06

im getting sick of this........ okay rake is a very general term used for picks of this type. the "wiggly" type of pick you mentioned is called a snake rake i just say rake pick. this is a super simple pick and i will use terms that everyone can kinda understand

rippinblaise (author)littlemog922009-01-06

i know what it's called and it can also be a camel back, which is more of a pointy wiggle, but it's still a rake pick same with the diamond, half diamond, double ball (snowman), half ball, full ball, and many others.... and nobody uses those picks for raking, so why would they be called rake picks?

littlemog92 (author)rippinblaise2009-01-07

nobody eh so you know everybody who ever lived and picked a lock. i dont really care what you call it, its a lock pick it picks locks and nothing more, just another instructable on how to waste your childhood. i dont know what more you could want

snijboer (author)littlemog922011-03-17

Uuuuhm.... I agree with rippinblaise, i spend my whole night studying lockpicking (my new hobby, yay) and its not a rake pick (or snake pick), but a hook pick. rake/snake picks are for muliple pins at once, and the hook picks are for 1 pin at a time. so yeah dude, your wrong. but everything else is great about your guide. once i "borrow" some wipers ill get to it.

555mst555 (author)2009-09-11

just to let u know.....the pick u made is NOT a rake's a hook's not for raking but it's for SPP-ing (single pin picking)

littlemog92 (author)555mst5552009-09-12

very unoriginal comment is unoriginal

555mst555 (author)littlemog922009-09-12

i'm not trying to be rude.....i'm just correcting your mistake.........everyone makes mistake.

littlemog92 (author)555mst5552009-10-01

it was made and purposed as a rake I do not ever use it to single pin pick. I did not buy this there was no package saying single pin pick. You are not the first to bring this up.

B.F.L.M (author)2009-05-20

See if your camera has Macro mode it'll make close-up pictures clearer :)

littlemog92 (author)B.F.L.M2009-05-21

will do

B.F.L.M (author)littlemog922009-05-22

Cool, if it helps, the macro mode icon is a flower

littlemog92 (author)B.F.L.M2009-05-23

Thanks I was kinda confuzzled

B.F.L.M (author)littlemog922009-05-24

LOL haha!

some114 (author)2009-03-23

wow, you deserve a break from all that ranting lol nice work. I found hacksaw blades work rather well, too.

littlemog92 (author)some1142009-03-24

yeah i first tried the hacksaw blade approach it looked very proffesional when it was something i can be proud to hang offa my keys and they worked for a while but my snake rakes all failed me they just kept breaking T.T. btw thanks for the non rant comment lol

some114 (author)littlemog922009-03-24

haha no problem. And mine have yet to break! But my friends have; unfortunate, I know. lol My first approach was a bobby pin/paperclip combo, didn't work. epic failure... lol

littlemog92 (author)some1142009-03-25

For some reason 2 safety pins worked for me that and a makeshift tension wrench (just a random strip of metal) and a safety pin worked great. Safety pins are just made of stronger stuff

rocksalt2342 (author)2009-02-19

you're using this to only break into your things... right?

littlemog92 (author)rocksalt23422009-02-23

of course you could use this if you got locked out of your house and you had access to your garage which happened to have tools a car and a bike inside

rocksalt2342 (author)littlemog922009-02-23

well, if you try to open locks that... aren't yours... cops using forensics can find the lockpick etchings on the sides of any lock. it's possibly a felony. ye have been warned.

littlemog92 (author)rocksalt23422009-02-26


rocksalt2342 (author)littlemog922009-02-26 do know lockpicking is commonly used by burglars, right?

littlemog92 (author)rocksalt23422009-02-27

Not as commonly used as door kicking

rocksalt2342 (author)littlemog922009-02-28

my point is SMART(er) criminals lockpick, which isn't even that smart anyway.

littlemog92 (author)rocksalt23422009-03-03

nah its not smart it takes too long lock picking is better suited to people you hire to open locks.....aka locksmiths Burglars need to be fast

rocksalt2342 (author)littlemog922009-03-03

well, that's true. but, have you heard of snap pick guns, or bump keys? they can open locks in a matter of seconds.

littlemog92 (author)rocksalt23422009-03-04

yeah ive made some bump keys and pick guns they still take some skill to use and bump keys only work sometimes on certain locks. Bump keys are a good solution but youd better have enough of them to fit every lock ever.

rocksalt2342 (author)littlemog922009-03-04

you really don't need that much bump keys to open your things.

littlemog92 (author)rocksalt23422009-03-10

maybe.......maybe i just suck at making bump keys.

rocksalt2342 (author)littlemog922009-03-11

...wait, you make your own? you can just buy one for 2 bucks though... or maybe cheaper, I'm not too sure.

littlemog92 (author)rocksalt23422009-03-12

Yeah i could and i could also get on the governments black list for purchasing them that and i dont want to spend money on my useless hobbies

rocksalt2342 (author)littlemog922009-03-13

well, yes. that would be a bad thing. if you did anything illegal.

Valdravulfr (author)rocksalt23422009-03-03

Forensics is expensive. They dont use it unless its a serious criminal offense.

FreshPineSent (author)2008-09-29

Japanophile. And since when does Macgyver have a dremel?

since when has he not had a dremel? maybe he found one i mean he found a bench grinder once he could even use a file or a rock.

Look, all I'm saying is that Macgyver improvised most of his tools. And I doubt that he had a dremel.

littlemog92 (author)2008-09-25

hey whatever works for you 20 year old bike spokes were perfect for me so used them but let me ask this if you are trapped in a warehouse with enimies are you going to look for the perfect tool steel ?

Angus McGyver (author)2008-06-05

there are better materials. You want spring steel. The spoke is a poor choice. The best things are street cleaner bristles and packing strap. The kind for bricks is too thick, but the stuff used for reinforcing cardboard boxes would be better. Use a dremmel to shape the picks (you're going to want a fews hooks, rake and diamond at least) you can't shape a hook to match all locks. The spring steel is important, because you'll need to feel whats going on. Both the tensioner and the pick will transmit the feel better.

spring steel sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you elaborate? Spring steels sucks because pro tools are made from it? It sucks because good how-to's include tempering to remove brittleness? I know it sucks because it transmits the feel of the pins better. Who wants that? Throwing out adolescent "This or That sucks" is pointless and of little help to anyone if you don't explain it. That said the above instructable wasn't about making great lock picks, but from stuff lying around. MacGyvering if you will. I don't like spokes because the handle is tool small. Pro tools all have a much braoder handle for a reason, feel. But if you are ever locked in a garage by foreign terrorists, and the phoenix foundation can't help thesd would be great. Considering the number of times McGyver needed to pick a lock you'd think he'd carry a set along with the swiss army knife

Fred82664 (author)2008-07-31

tool steal is good for this small Alon wrenches and or needle files but requires heating and tempering to finish them off.

Landon Sullivan (author)2008-06-05

Damn right they're like MacGyver, he can make C4 out of Gatorade and Q-tips!

themarkofdeath (author)2008-06-05

hooker srry bad speller

themarkofdeath (author)2008-06-05

ur anima looks like my jap hocker gairfriend

Aburame Shino (author)2008-05-14

That was the most horrific use of the Japanese language ever. You should be brought into the middle of the street and shot for all to enjoy. Instead of saying DESUZZZ and NEEYOOOOZZSSZSZSZZ!!!1!!one!, you could act like a normal human, and be normal. Thanks, though. *And what are the goggles for? DESSUUUUUUZZZZ*

the gogles were to block out your horrific use of english i actually speak japanese so w/e i bet the most japanese you know was learned from watching Naruto.J/K its ok i forgive you cause thats what kami sama teaches (dattebayo mah azz)

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