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

Hits: 12194 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Science | Added by: fancylad
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robthelurker
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1699 Posts
Friday, January 18, 2013 7:18:29 PM
wow, video games are pretty accurate.

JaLacaob
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1793 Posts
Thursday, January 17, 2013 5:48:50 AM

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.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4143 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 6:18:23 PM
You can now pick a lock

uatme
Male, 18-29, Canada
 987 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:00:32 PM
Cool gif, creepy magic key turns itself

r66tramp
Male, 40-49, Canada
 677 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:15:41 PM
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?

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:51:24 PM
@carmium: Was it an old lock? Perhaps the cylinder was damaged.

Reignblazer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1903 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:33:09 PM
Just like in Oblivion :3

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 5619 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:25:18 PM
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?

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:00:08 PM
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.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4080 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:47:32 AM
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.

ScottSerious
Male, 18-29, Western US
 5329 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:42:04 AM
YouTube taught me how to pick locks

Thanks YouTube!!

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12716 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:41:45 AM
BOW CHICKA WOW WOW!!

skytz1337
Male, 18-29, Europe
 690 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:39:35 AM
i knew this...also i know how to pick it :)

FoolsPrussia
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3157 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:31:07 AM
Hot.

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2515 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:57:10 AM
Link: Ohhhh, So This Is How A Lock Works [Pic] [Rate Link] - So simple, yet complex.


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