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The only REAL paperclip lockpick!

Step 2: Bend the clip!

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Use your hands to bend out the paperclip like this:

Step 4: Bend the clip some more!

Using your pliers, bend the tip of your clip into whatever shape your heart desires. The picture shows a basic curved pick.

Step 5: Heat the clip!

Turn on your torch so very little gas comes on. Light a match and slowly bring it to the tip of the torch. Using your pliers run the paperclip back and forth so that the outside becomes charred and it starts to glow.

Step 6: Cool the clip!

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Very quickly put your hot clip into the cool water. This hardens the metal so it wont bend as easily.

Step 7: Transformation complete!

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You now have your finished lockpick! With a little sanding it will come to a nice shiny finish and be ready for criminal activity! Have fun!