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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Make a DIY Lock Pick Set from a Windshield Wiper

I kid you not! No MacGruber jokes please.

The pick set itself will be made out of metal. For this tutorial, spring steel from an aircraft wiper blade was used. Hacksaw blades or spring steel from automotive windshield wiper blades may also be used. Keep in mind that a thin set can help when picking certain locks.
In addition to the required materials, a few commonly available tools are needed for the project.
  • Grinder or Dremel tool – You can make your picks by using files, but it will take more time
  • Sandpaper – You will want to use (at least) 220 grit all the way up to 600. This is to smooth and polish the metal after grinding, allowing it to slide over the pins with ease
  • Propane torch
  • Pliers
  • Cup of water
  • Safety Glasses