A satisfaction that brings with it a level of confidence that screams to the heavens, “I am the master of my destiny, let no door, padlock, nor any such annoyance stand in my way for I am a lock picker, master of pins and destroyer of security!”If you too would like to scream these words into the night and learn how to pick a lock with a bobby pin then keep reading as this guide is for you!
Create tension tool
picker of locks - bobby pin 1The first step in picking a lock with bobby pins is to create the tools. We are first going to create the tension tool. Take bobby pin A shown on the left and bend it like so. This is arguably the most important tool that you will use in your lock picking. We will be applying pressure on this lever here shortly so the stronger the pin the better – it will need to be able to flex pretty far.Be gentle. You don’t want to break your hair pin inside of the lock. That could really hurt your chances of getting inside. So grab your girl’s hair pin, it’s time to start a crafting.
The bobby pins will serve as a pick and a lever so you can successfully open the door. In choosing the bobby pins, make that they are sturdy so that they won’t break once you start picking the lock. The size of the bobby pins will also depend on the size of your lock. Make sure that they would perfectly fit inside.If the bobby pins have rubber knobs on the end, take them off using a wire cutter or your teeth. This will prevent the pick and the lever from being stuck inside the lock, and at the same time, it will help you to move the pick freely.
Adjust the tension on your lever if you're having difficulty. This is the most common stumbling block for new lock-pickers, as it is as much about feel as anything else. If you put too much tension on the lock, the pins will be too seized to move and you won't be able to get them out of the way. Too little pressure, or letting up pressure accidentally as you work, and the pins will slide back down into place and you'll have to start over. The best tip is to start with a little too much pressure, loosening it slowly as you work until the pins can move.
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