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

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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 .

Step 1: MATERIALS

you will need:
A bicycle tire (the kind with spokes)
a windsheild wiper(the kind That is somtimes attatched to vehicles)
screwdriver
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

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

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

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

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

Step 6: Then Grind It Thin

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

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

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

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

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    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...

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    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

    Hey letnetik, i found the tension wrench on this site works really well (diy), but the pick is just about useless. Check it out.
    http://www.itstactical.com/skillcom/lock-picking/how-to-make-a-paperclip-lock-pick-that-works/

    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

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    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

    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?

    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

    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.

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

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    very unoriginal comment is unoriginal

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

    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.

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

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

    Thanks I was kinda confuzzled

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

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    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

    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