Ohhhh, So This Is How A Lock Works [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Science

So simple, yet complex.
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Male 3,626
wow, video games are pretty accurate.
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Male 1,647

Picking locks is an easy thing to learn. I work at Defcon each year, and they have the LockPick village there. A friend of mine who doesn`t know jack about computers got in on my free badge and learned to pick locks in just a couple hours.
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Male 7,774
You can now pick a lock
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Male 1,084
Cool gif, creepy magic key turns itself
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Male 674
I knew a locksmith years ago. An old worn lock meant nothing to him. He would open doors for fun sometimes. He used two pins that looked like boby pins and another stronger one placed on the bottom that had a handle to turn the set. He also knew the brand names and styles of locks and he would open more complex locks by hammering soft aluminum blanks into the keyhole, then just turn them. I think a little practice and most anybody would be fairly good at this?
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Male 5,811
@carmium: Was it an old lock? Perhaps the cylinder was damaged.
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Male 2,332
Just like in Oblivion :3
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Female 6,381
A friend, myself, and a Volvo wagon were once locked into a day-use recreation area. I finally poked my ring of keys at the big padlock on the gate, and my apartment key opened it! I`ve always wondered what the odds against that were. How many combos of pin lengths are there? Any insight from our experts?
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Male 5,811
Very simple. The key positions the tumblers at the appropriate point at the shear line, thus opening the lock.

@patchouly: You should really invest in proper picks. My set contains several tension wrenches, and many different picks. Some locks respond best to feelers, others to scrubbers. Also scrubbers can be useful if you are in a hurry and don`t care about noise.
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Male 4,745
This is why picking a lock is so simple. You use two sticks (I like to use simple "bobby pins"). One is put in straight, with a slight bend at the holding end, where the base of the key usually sits. It is then used to slightly twist the cylinder. The second probe is straightened and used to raise the pins. When you get a pin lined up, it will stay in place because of the pressure you are applying on the cylinder with the first bobby pin. Most locks, even dead bolts, can be opened in about 5 minutes or less, if you have enough practice at it.

And no...I only use my powers of lock picking for good. Not evil. I will not break into your neighbours house for you.
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Male 5,314
YouTube taught me how to pick locks :-D

Thanks YouTube!!
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Male 14,331
BOW CHICKA WOW WOW!!
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Male 687
i knew this...also i know how to pick it :)
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Male 3,445
Hot.
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Male 20,830
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