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June 6, 2012 AT 12:15 am

DIY Lock Picks

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Instructables user WYE_Lance writes:

I locked myself out of my house the other day… D’oh! It would’ve been easy enough to break a window, but hey it’s my own home. So I decided to try and pick my way in. I used a pair of garden shears to cut up a hose clamp which I used as a pick and tension wrench. Even though it was a very crude piece of work, it did the job!

So I decided to polish my impromptu lock picks into something more presentable. Now that I’m not locked out of my home, I was able to use these things to make a simple lock pick and tension wrench:

Hose clamp, Dremel, Sugru,Pliers,Vice, Safety gear

Don’t have a Dremel? Like I said, I made picks using rusty garden shears, so I’m sure you can be resourceful, too.

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