Pick Old Locks

How To : Pick a lock using household items

If you are into lockpicking but don't have a ton of supplies, check out this video to learn how to lockpick with merely a bobby pin and a pen. With a bit of pressure you should be able to get all of the pins up and open the lock. If you don't get it as fast as the person in th ...more

How To : Pick a lock or padlock with household items

By LukeLiu4434 Knowing how to pick a lock can come in handy if you ever lose your key to your house, bike, or anything else secured by a padlock. While it may sound difficult, picking a lock is a very basic skill and very doable. Here's how you can do it. First lets understa ...more

How To : Pick locks with the 2-in-1 pick

This is a straight forward demonstration of how to pick a lock with a 2 in 1 pick. Locksmiths use this tool. This is demonstrated on an old school lock, not a schlage.

How To : Make lock picking tools

Found your calling Mr. Locksmith? Need a fresh set of lock picking tools? Using household items, this conning how-to video will show you how to make lock picking tools from scratch. Follow along and learn how easy it is to create lock picking tools to be a regular old con arti ...more

How To : Pick a Spoke-Hedz 3-Digit Combination Lock

My kids found an old Spoke-Hedz three digit lock, and wanted my help to crack it open. One of the first things I noticed was that it doesn't function like a normal code lock, where one half of the lock will open, or the lock itself separates. In this lock, the locking bail ext ...more

How To : Pick Locks with a Strategically Placed Bump Key

Opening doors with keys is boring and for the lockpicking illiterate. Inject some mischief into your life by watching this video on how to open a lock and break into a house using everyday objects you have lying around. The turning mechanism of bump keys, which fit most doork ...more

How To : Pick locks

Getting started lock picking? This how-to video gives a simple overview of how to begin picking locks. You will need a tension wrench, a c-rake, and a pick. Watch this video conning tutorial and learn how to pick locks.

How to Pick Locks : Unlocking Pin and Tumbler Deadbolts

Lock picking is defined by locksmiths as "the art of opening a lock without the key". There's many ways to accomplish this, but I'm specifically interested in using a lock pick set. Since locks vary in shapes and size, it's better to stick with just one kind of lock at first. ...more

How To : Pick handcuff locks

Learn how you can open handcuffs using common items such as paper clips and more. This can come in handy for those late nights at bars.

How To : Pick handcuff locks and escape

This guy shows how to easily bust out of handcuffs with one of three household items. Its a cool thing to know but most of the time if someone puts handcuffs on you its best to just leave them on. Uses a dental tool and bobby pins.

How To : Pick hard locks in Fallout 3

If you've been playing Fallout 3, you may have discovered that picking the locks in Fort Constantine is fairly difficult. Thankfully, this video clarifies how you can pick these locks without going through a bunch of bobby pins. Lockpicking is really only about one thing: Tap ...more

How To : Pick single-pin locks

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to pick single-pin locks. Hacking a single pin lock is easier than most locks. ...more

How To : Pick & open combination locks

In this video I explain how to open combination locks. All combination locks can be bypassed in one way or another. This lockpicking tutorial goes over different methods. Locks Used In Making This Video: Generic Combo Lock Master Lock 175 Master Lock 630 Places To Buy Warded ...more

How To : Pick Basic Tumbler Locks

Professionally and academically speaking, I am a computer scientist, but I also enjoy lock picking as a hobby, so I thought I would share what knowledge I have with this. Before we start doing anything, first we need to understand the fundamentals of how locks work and then ac ...more

How To : Pick multi-disk combination locks

We may not all be Macgyver, but we can certainly channel our inner detective by bolstering our lock picking skills. And some of the hardest locks to crack open are combination locks, which have several disks are require advanced lockpicking skills. This con tutorial will guid ...more

News : Old Jeep Cherokee Makes Techno Music

We've seen the talented Diego Stocco's music from a tree and experibass. YouTube's Julian Smith now brings us something equally unusual. The combined sounds of an old Jeep Cherokee (slamming doors, pushing door locks, revving the engine, setting off the door alarm, etc) make a ...more

How To : Bypass a master lock number 175

Check out this instructional con video that demonstrates how to bypass a master lock number 17 in this locking picking tutorial. This technique will work on both old nad new combination locks. They all use the same mechanism. Learn how to bypass a master lock number 175 with t ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/08 - 02/14)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Pick a lock

This is a lock picking video which demonstrates how to pick a tumbler lock. Of course the only way to really open locks is to practice. But this is the basic info to picking locks. This lock picking tutorial also covers security pins and clear instructional animations to demon ...more

How To : Make and use a bump key to pick any lock

A bump key is a method crooks use to pick locks. This idea is not new, professional theives have been using it for years, and now you can make your own. In this tutorial, you will learn exactly what a bump key is and how you can make your own. You will be able to pick virtual ...more

How To : Pick a warded lock

In this lock picking tutorial video series, I explain and demonstrate how to pick warded locks. Warded locks can be identified by the unique keyway they have. Warded locks use a very simple design. This allows the lock to be inexpensive and minimizes jamming from dirt and grim ...more

How To : Pick a door lock

Sorry to say, but most of us are not that safe in our own houses. We have locks on every door and gates also with locks on them, but the truth is that most of these locks are tumbler locks or pin locks that are picked easily. In fact, you can even pick them once you learn the ...more

How To : Pick a Brinks high security lock

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to pick a Brink's high security lock. In order to hack the Brinks max security ...more

How To : Successfully bypass padlocks with a lock pick

For lockpicking, there's tension wrenches and lock picks. There's all kinds of tensions wrenches (or spanners) out there, you just need to find the right one for you and it's best if it were stainless steel. The lockpick should also be stainless steel. To bypass padlocks, all ...more

How To : Crack a master lock (not pick) to get the combo

Just like the title says, learn how to crack a master lock. Not pick the lock (picking a master lock will not get you the combo). You don't need any special tools to crack this master lock- all you need is the right technique. Crack master locks for fun only - don't use this f ...more

How To : Mulch plant beds with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to mulch plant beds. Steps: 1 Rake dead leaves and old mulch from between shrubs and plants to expose the soil. 2 Pick up old mulch and leaves with a mulch fork and dump into wheelbarrow; discard debris in compost pile. 3 Cut ...more

How To : Use bobby pins to paint poka dots on your nails

Bobby pins have been integral tools in a girl's makeup case since the 1920s, when bobby pins were used to secore the fashionable hair bobs of the Jazz Age. They've also recently been used by young boys and hackers to pick open locks. And now you can add one more fun use to the ...more

How To : Open a locked bedroom or bathroom door

Getting locked out of a bedroom or bathroom can be a real bummer. Fortunately, these locks are easy to "pick" and get yourself in. This how to shows you clearly what to do to get yourself back inside so you don't feel frustrated all day long. This excellent video takes you ste ...more

How To : Pick / shim open a padlock with a soda can

There are a lot of different kinds of locks, and you need different easily accessible household material to pick different kinds. This video focuses on teaching you to pick a padlock, familiar to any who have ever had a locker, with a soda can, something you probably have too ...more

How To : Use a power drill to unlock a lock

Some locks are easier to drill through than to try and pick, especially if you need to get through them in a hurry! You will need one large power drill and an assortment of drill bits to be able to use this method. First, drill a 1/8 inch pilot hole just above the keyhole. The ...more

How To : Resize a t-shirt and add interest by braiding it

Upcycling a too large t-shirt doesn't require that you have a degree from a fashion college or are an expert with the needle and thread. In fact, you don't need any needle at all to create the t-shirt project presented in this video. All you need to do is pick up a pair of sci ...more

How To : Make DIY upcycled wine glasses with Evette Rios

You don't need to get your wine glasses from Bloomingdale's for them to look elegant, chic, and stylish. In fact, if you're trying to squeeze entertaining into your budget right now, you can just pick up a wine glass set from Goodwill and make them your own by personalizing th ...more

How To : Choose the perfect ripe avocado

Learn how to pick out that perfectly ripe avocado and find out how to avoid the bad ones. You don't want to get home with an old avocado or one that isn't ready to use in time for that party.

How To : Restore an old film photograph in Adobe Photoshop

Want to preserve an old family photograph for posterity without also preserving the physical imperfections of the print? Touch it up with Photoshop. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure ...more

How To : Do the hammerlock flip move in salsa

In this tutorial, we learn how to do the hammerlock flip move in salsa. Start in open position, then do a cross bar lead into an outside half turn. You will end up with your hands crossed, then let the left hand go and swing the ladies hand so it flicks and locks again. When d ...more

How To : Build your own stilts

Tired of always having to ask tall folks to help you get stuff down from the top shelf? In this tutorial from Make Magazine, Kipkay teaches you how to build your own stilts. But while these stilts will make you taller, we don't suggest wearing them on the basketball court. Ma ...more

How To : Make lock picks for hacking locks

Do you ever lose your house keys? Well here is one extreme way of dealing with the problem, create your own lock pick! To create your own lock pick, you will need your own dremel, an electric grinder, and some hack saws. Follow along with this instructional how-to video to lea ...more

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