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  • Lock picking for noob!

    **DhaHotline still brining you the latest skillz**

    LOL, just found that on a site :
    http://www.lysator.liu.se/mit-guide/mit-guide.html

    For those who need help with their lock picking :wink:
    [KYO] - Knock You Out

  • #2
    OMG. This needs to go into the Thievery Guide section!
    (AKA Dresden)
    Despite all my rage, I am still just a dwarf in a cage.

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    • #3
      Knowing Jarvis' recent events... That link just may get him into a LOT of trouble.. heh..
      Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
      "Dream is Destiny"
      Waking Life

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      • #4
        This has cropped up about 10 times in the thief forums over the years.

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        • #5
          The Ted The Tool guide is a classic, as is the MIT Guide. But I personally like this nice illustrated guide:

          http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking.htm

          (Unfortunately, HowStuffWorks.com not only looks like crap but really sucks these days.)

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          • #6
            Now this is interesting information.

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            • #7
              I have a friend who works in a bicycle store.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by LaughingRat
                I have a friend who works in a bicycle store.

                Yeah!! Well.. Well... I have a friend that rides bicycles! So nah! :roll:
                Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
                "Dream is Destiny"
                Waking Life

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Curunir
                  Originally posted by LaughingRat
                  I have a friend who works in a bicycle store.

                  Yeah!! Well.. Well... I have a friend that rides bicycles! So nah! :roll:
                  I mention that because bicycle spokes are excellent stock for making your own lockpicking tools from.

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                  • #10
                    Oh... ok....



                    ...Would that friend happen to be Jarvis?
                    Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
                    "Dream is Destiny"
                    Waking Life

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Curunir
                      Oh... ok....

                      ...Would that friend happen to be Jarvis?
                      Don't be silly. Jarvis doesn't pick locks, he smashes store windows, stashes the stuff, then when the cops show up, he blames it on some car he spots up the street, and (and this is the kicker) gets the cops to believe him!!! Then he picks up his stash after they release him.

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                      • #12
                        Bicycle spokes?

                        I can imagine a pick made from a sharpened spoke, but a torque too?
                        Ah, to be a hero. Keeping such company...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DeepQantas
                          Bicycle spokes?

                          I can imagine a pick made from a sharpened spoke, but a torque too?
                          You hammer out about the last 1/4 inch to the thickness you want, then bend it at about a 100-110 degree angle from the remainder of the spoke. For the picks, you probably want to flatten about 1-1.5 inches out a little, then file down to the shape you want. Triangular picks are usually easier to hit a tumbler with, but rounded ones will slide into the lock more easily. It's tricky to get a rake pick out of a bicycle spoke, but with care you can do it. Nobody in their right mind (or at least with a knowledge of lockpicking) would use that square ended thing that was one of the picks Garrett had in Thief.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LaughingRat
                            Originally posted by DeepQantas
                            Bicycle spokes?

                            I can imagine a pick made from a sharpened spoke, but a torque too?
                            You hammer out about the last 1/4 inch to the thickness you want, then bend it at about a 100-110 degree angle from the remainder of the spoke. For the picks, you probably want to flatten about 1-1.5 inches out a little, then file down to the shape you want. Triangular picks are usually easier to hit a tumbler with, but rounded ones will slide into the lock more easily. It's tricky to get a rake pick out of a bicycle spoke, but with care you can do it. Nobody in their right mind (or at least with a knowledge of lockpicking) would use that square ended thing that was one of the picks Garrett had in Thief.
                            Garrett was just that talented. He didn't even need the right tools. :grin: Heh. I'll have to try this...
                            (AKA Dresden)
                            Despite all my rage, I am still just a dwarf in a cage.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NeoPendragon
                              Garrett was just that talented. He didn't even need the right tools. :grin: Heh. I'll have to try this...
                              Dude. He went and got that Horn, and gave it up, supposedly to buy the BEST tools available! He got ripped off!

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