Pocket Lock Pick Set




Introduction: Pocket Lock Pick Set

a lock pick set that you ca make yourself that fits in your pocket for easy storage, and hiding.( note I'm not responsible for what you do with this set so practice good judgment)

Step 1: Gather

the materials you need are:
hack saw blade
key ring
flat piece o metal( mine was a shishkabob stick)

the tools you'll need:

Step 2: Print and Cut

Ok next your gonna need a template. I started with a very simple set, for this is my first time making one. you can google "lock pick template" and look for one you like or use the one I have provided. now that you have your template print it off and cut out one of the picks. Now I just eyeballed the drawing so its not perfect, but you can transfer it anyway you want, one method is to print the template with a laser printer and iron the template on. now that you have you template transfered, cut the blade close to where you are transferring the template, so as not to waste any blade.

Step 3: Grind

get the proper safety equipment, the get yourself a quench. Now grab your grinder or dremel, and start grinding. keep going to you have got down to the transfered image. i cant explain the to mack just take a gander at the pictures. (sorry for the shakiness it is hard to grind and take a picture at the same time)

Step 4: Clean Er' Up

Ok now that you have cut out the pick, use you file to clean up the edges and make that thing shinny.
reapeat steps 2 and 3 to make some more to have a whole set wow!

Step 5: Tension Wrench

A good lock pick set always has a tension wrench. so ill tell ya how to make one. first take you piece o metal and cut it down to size about five inches give or take. now bend about one inch of it 90 degrees and presto a tension wrench! you might need to file the end down a bit so it can fit into a lock.

Step 6: Finishing Remarks

Lock picking is a very skilled art and requires lots of practice, but with time it can be very fun and rewarding. check out the site on how to pick a lock with you new lock picks!



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59 Discussions


1 year ago

ok i am going to make my self a set of lock picks but i think i have a really good item to make them out of i have several old feeler gage sets and i will let you all know how it turns out

do you have to use a hacksaw blade or is there a good substitute for it

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When I made my set, I used kitchen knives. Stainless steel is stronger and better than hacksaw blades (spring steel?) . Just check the width of the steel. 0.25-0.7mm is a good width size.

yes they are cheap and work but are extremely flexible any way to fix that?

It places your hand in more danger as it can get taken with the rotation and taking with it your thumb or a part of your finger.

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I've been working with metal since I was about ten years old and I'm thirty now, and although I have no formal education in metal work or fabrication I think twenty years is fair experience. That said, the gloves pictured are exactly what I would use and I'm curious what kind of glove you'd recommend.

The gloves you speak of are safety premium leather palm work gloves . They are a very common type of glove in the us.

I would use those gloves for anything that didnt have your hands near the spinning part, the thing is that they are loose fitting gloves and the grinder can grab them and then your attached to something spinning at 5,000+ rpm. I had a friend get his glove removed by a grinder and if it didnt come off quick enough he would have messed up his hand. I honestly dont use gloves for grinding because I would rather chance a really bad skinned finger over losing a hand.

yes never use gloves with any kind of rotary machine, i got my hand stuck in a drill press doing that same thing

Try a pair of tin snips to rough cut the shape of the pick. Saves on filing.

how to print that realsize?They always turn out huge!

didn't mean the grinder pic when mentioning blur

Excellent instructions thank you very much. But having all the photos in focus would be wondrful

Or don't use gloves at all and periodically quench the steel

j'ai fait les crochets merci pour le modèle à imprimer, pour que mon modèle soit impeccable j'ai imprimer les modèle sur du papier photo avec une imprimante laser puis j'ai transféré l'impression sur la lame de scie avec un fer à repasser, pendant environ 15 mn, ensuite l'ensemble est plongé dans de l'eau chaude il faut attendre que le papier se décolle, une foit le modèle près j'ai dégrossi la forme au touret puis utilisé une dremel pour les finitions et l'ébavurage. Les lame que j'ai réalisé peuvent être utilisées sur un pick gun fabriqué avec un épilateur électrique de récupération

well, i'm gonna give it the college try

a good tension wrench can be obtained from the cap of a uni-ball pen

I just took a metal coat hanger, cut it to size with wire cutters, bent it 3/4 way down with needle nose pliers in half to make a handle, and bent the other end with the pliers inter the pick shape. then i heated the end up with a welding torch red hot (you can use lighters if you don't have a torch) and hammered the end on some concrete to give it it's flat shape.

the tension wrench was a piece of coat hanger bent at a 90 degree angle and heated then hammered flat.

works great with any lock i have encountered so far. a tip to any newbie lock pickers out there: try brushing the pins first with the pick so the process will go faster. (look up the brushing method)

You can make lock picks that are much higher quality (and much cheaper) using the lost street sweeper blades that litter the gutters of virtually every city that has them. (Find some that haven't started to rust yet; if they have an oxide layer, they are too brittle)

The steel is much stronger and springier than any hacksaw blade, and is already the correct shape for making a pick. All you need is a dremel with a diamond wheel for shaping the your desired profile. Fashioning a handle for the pick is then also a great way to drastically increase the usability

You also can simply bend one of them using a vise or pair of pliers to make a perfect tension wrench.

I've made several picks this way, and own a pre-made lockpick kit, and honestly, I believe the street sweeper blades are made from the very same stock as commercial picks.