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DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME : Text files and message bases are for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Do not undertake any project based upon any information obtained from this or any other web site.We are not responsible for, nor do we assume any liability for, damages resulting from the use of any information on this site.Lock picking is the act of pushing one pin at a time,in a lock, past its shear point, which in turn, will unlock the lock.
If you are interested in making your own lockpick set then look no further, because i will teach you how to make a professional 2 piece lockpicking set
with realtively easy to find materials.
YOU WILL NEED
a bench grinder
a cup of water (for quenching)
a carbon steel, flexible, shatterproof hacksaw blade
a propane torch
(no picture, but you know what i mean)
WHAT TO DO
WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES WHEN USING THE BENCH GRINDER, THERE IS SPARKS FLYING EVERYWHERE
ok first you need to take the hacksaw blade and cut it at about 11cm for both sides.
you will end up with this
then take the one that you want to turn into a pick. we will be making a hooked pick with this set.
ok start grinding a pick blank now.
a pick blank can be turned into either a hooked pick or a rake
grind on the toothed side and shape a sort of arc. dont forget to quench after every 2 seconds of grinding. when the grinding is done on your pick blank you should get this.
now the handle is the broad end and the other end will be turned into a hook. the shaft can be made thinner but that is the minimum thickness of the shaft.
ok more grinding. dont forget to quench. you need to shape the end into a hook. how much it will hook is personal preference but mine is a good indication of how hooked it should be (my shaft is also a good thickness ).
once you get the hook and shaft thickness the way you like it then your pretty much done with the pick.
now onto the tension wrench.
you need your other 11cm hacksaw blade.
grind it down till it is about 3 millimetres in width.
dont forget to quench
(sorry no picture, but im sure you understand)
you can test the width by putting both your tension wrench and lockpick in a lock. if they dont fit then grind the tension wrench down a bit. make sure your tension wrench\’s width is wider then the locks opening or else it wont turn the lock.
ok now that your tension wrench\’s width is good its time to bend it.
light up a propane torch, and with plyers hold the tension wrench in the hottest part of the flame.
wait until it is red hot and then bend 90 degrees.
as soon as its bent dunk it in your water. it should set in shape.
it should look like this (i couldve bent it a bit more)
NEVER DO IT MORE THEN ONCE, YOU WILL MAKE THE METAL BRITTLE AND IT WILL SNAP IN THE LOCK
now you put it back under the flame, about a 2cm down from your bend, when its red hot you twist the neck and quickly dunk in water. this is done so that when you are picking a lock, you can have a nice flat spot for when you apply tension.
it will look like this.
when all done the tesnion wrench should look like this:
now all you have to do is sand off the paint with sand paper and your done.
and then your pick set is done.
Here is a video of them picking a padlock.