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How To : Bypass security wafers when lock picking

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 bypass security wafers when lock picking. Security wafers on locks prevent ...more

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 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 : Make tension wrenches for lock picking

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 make tension wrenches for lock picking. For lockpicking, there's tension wr ...more

How To : Make a tension wrench for lock picking

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 make a tension wrench for lock picking. For lockpicking, there's tension wr ...more

How To : Avoid a false set when lock picking

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 avoid a false set when lock picking. A false set, or fake set, is when the ...more

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 : Make a plug spinner for lock picking

Check out this con tutorial video that demonstrates how to make a plug spinner. The purpose of a plug spinner in lock picking is to reverse the lock picking process should you lock pick in the wrong direction. Learn how to make and use a plug spinner and start picking locks li ...more

How To : Make an auto tension wrench for lock picking

Check out this instructional con video that demonstrates how to make an auto tension wrench that's great for lock picking. Follow the simple instructions outlined in this tutorial video. Make a two sided tension wrench with this video and start lock picking like a pro today!

How To : Make micro picks for lock picking

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 make micro picks for lock picking. To make these micro, credit card-sized l ...more

How To : Use tension wrenches when lock picking

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 use tension wrenches when lock picking. There's all kinds of tensions wrenc ...more

How To : Learn some basic tips and tricks on lock picking

Check out this instructional con video that offers some basic tips and tricks on lock picking. This tutorial covers the various types of locks and the different tools that you can use. Learn how to organize your keys to avoid losing them. Put them in a safe place! This video a ...more

News : Download MIT's Ultimate Lock Picking Bible (FREE)

Via WonderHowTo World, Zine Fiends: "Looking for a good source of information on how to pick a lock? Someone has anonymously posted the classic text from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) on how to pick any lock in the online Zine Library. (Sort of constitutes as a ...more

How To : Make homemade graphite powder for lock picking

Do you know how to pick a lock? If you do, you know that sometimes a little lubricant can do the trick. This video tutorial will show you how to make homemade graphite powder for lock picking. Graphite powder is the preferred lock lubricant of professional locksmiths, so you ...more

News : Lego Lock Picking Robot

"A major hardware update to the masterlock cracking robot. Upgraded the previously non-working latch opening mechanism to be geared down 1:25, allowing it to open the shackle. I also revamped the motor mount to be sturdier, and the base of the unit to hold the lock better and ...more

How To : Lock and prevent an extension cord from unplugging

This video tutorial is in the electronics category and it is going to show you how to lock and prevent an extension cord from unplugging. When you plug in an extension cord, there is always a chance it getting undone accidentally. There is also the possibility of the pins gett ...more

How To : Increase Security on Your iPhone's Lock Screen

With over 10,000 possible combinations, a four-digit passcode may seem secure, but it's fairly easy for someone to crack your code—no matter how clever you think it is. Luckily, there are many other options for securing your iPhone's lock screen—especially if your running iOS ...more

How To : Carve a pumpkin freehand or with a stencil

Carving pumpkins is a seasonal tradition in many families. Learn how to carve shapes into a pumpkin freehand or using a stencil. f you can, it's fun to pick your own pumpkin at a pumpkin patch. You can also get a fresh pumpkin at a market or farm stand. Choose a pumpkin with a ...more

How To : The 5 Best Phones for Rooting & Modding

|Updated September 2017. According to a study done by Tencent, a whopping 27.44% of Android users root their phones. With over 2 billion Android devices out there, that works out to more than 500 million rooted phones and tablets — in other words, there may very well be more ...more

How To : Remove the Door Panel from a 2002 Ford Explorer

By trial and error, I have found a good way to remove the door panel from a 2002 Ford Explorer (and other similar years). The first two steps can be done in either order, but doing them in the order I have listed below will prevent damage and scratches to the paneling. Remov ...more

How To : 11 Weird & Wonderful Uses for Magnets

Other than sticking your crayon drawings onto your refrigerator door, magnets have a variety of unexpected and sometimes surprisingly practical uses, ranging from keeping your chip bags sealed to creating weird patterns on your nail beds using magnetic nail polish. The strong ...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 : Detect security pins when picking locks

Lock picking can be difficult with some security features. This instructional video shows you what happens when you encounter them and what to do. Break into a lock when you've forgotten your keys, but please don't sneak in anywhere you don't belong. Watch this video lock-pick ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 any lock easily

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to pick a lock. The material required for picking a lock is a tension wrench and pick. Begin by inserting the tension wrench into the bottom left slot of the lock. Put some pressure on the tension wrench as you pick the lock. Now place ...more

How To : Prevent accidental caps locks

In order to prevent accidental CAP LOCKS, you can use a number of new, innovative and free software solutions. With your Windows 7, there are functions available to assist you. First, go to your start menu. Click on Control Panel. Next, select "Clock, Language, and Region". W ...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 : Open a padlock with a soda can shim

Watch this video and learn to hack a padlock with a soda can. Make a lockpick for a padlock using just a soda can. A few cuts and folds and you'll be a full fledged thief or prankster. You can pull a pratical joke on any of your friends with the soda can hack after watching th ...more

How To : Pick a padlock and understand how it works

When picking a padlock, the only part you need to worry about is the part where the key goes into the lock. The locking mechanism has pins attached to springs. The key pins are on the bottom and the driver pins are on the top. The key turns when the pins of different heights a ...more

News : BMX Maze of Destruction

Set up a large maze in a field. However, there are no walls to the maze, just outlines on the ground. The prank is in that the bikes are rigged with the same devices that prevent people from stealing shopping carts. So essentially instead of hitting a wall in a regular maze, ...more

How To : MIT's Guide To Picking Locks via Zine Library

Looking for a good source of information on how to pick a lock? Someone has anonymously posted the classic text from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) on how to pick any lock in the online Zine Library. (Sort of constitutes as a zine, right? Pamphlet maybe?) The tex ...more

How To : Pick a normal lock

This video tutorial is for educational purposes only. See how to pick a normal lock with a tension allen wrench and a small screwdriver. "Lock picking is the act of unlocking a lock by analyzing and manipulating the components of the lock device, without the original key. Alt ...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

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