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

Hits: 12209 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Science | Added by: fancylad
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Male, 18-29, Canada
 2468 Posts
Friday, January 18, 2013 7:18:29 PM
wow, video games are pretty accurate.

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.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 6720 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 6:18:23 PM
You can now pick a lock

Male, 18-29, Canada
 1033 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:00:32 PM
Cool gif, creepy magic key turns itself

Male, 40-49, Canada
 678 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?

Male, 30-39, Canada
 5753 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:51:24 PM
@carmium: Was it an old lock? Perhaps the cylinder was damaged.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2314 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:33:09 PM
Just like in Oblivion :3

Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 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?

Male, 30-39, Canada
 5753 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.

Male, 40-49, Canada
 4676 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.

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

Thanks YouTube!!

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13972 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:41:45 AM

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

Male, 30-39, Western US
 3403 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:31:07 AM

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2523 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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