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Lock picking

I think it might me a handy skill, Seems kind of interesting. Today I tried to pick the lock on my filling cabinet until I realized it was a double sided four pin lock, Instead of a nice easy two pin wafer lock I was hoping for. Ikea furniture is not made cheaply at least. Anyway does anyone know some good resources about it?

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Re: Lock picking

lots of good stuff on youtube. BTW use a bobby pin, paperclips don't work very well.

I also recommend looking at other ways of opening locks, as there are many different ways of going about it. did you ever see that episode of burn notice where they smash the lock after freezing it with freon? epic. tried it too, works on most locks. as long as no one is using a super duty heavy master lock.

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Lol I want to have a hobby not start smashing all the lock in my house. But Ill check out youtube.

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Quote:bobby pin

Yeah, have fun there, MacGyver.

Get a simple set of lockpicks. The ones usually advertised as "beginner" will do. You don't need a great briefcase full of fancy shit. Read the MIT lockpicking guide. Ask questions at bbs.zoklet.net Bad Ideas forum.
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Can you buy them anywhere besides the net?

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Quote:did you ever see that episode of burn notice where they smash the lock after freezing it with freon? epic.

it was epic. boby pin and theclip part of a pen work well. but yea youtube that shit

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I've used a paper clip & bobby pin before to open a filing cabinet, but I really suggest getting an actual lock-picking set.

Admittedly, it is very satisfying to hear that 'click'.
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well my parents would shoot me if they ever saw a lock picking set in my room. then again, they would kill me If they saw me on this website too. I couldn't get one from the internet because it goes into the mail... and my parents check the mail like, every hour. I bet i could find one if I asked around boulder though.

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Hm not sure If my parents would support the hobby. Im currently trying to pick my bike lock with a safety pin and a nail clipper file as a tension wrench. I cant seem to find a good tension wrench.

Well, Lol I did pick my little vaultez pencil case (Like a mini suitcase) thing. Except that lock is so damn cheep the cylinder is plastic and it has one pin. I just shoved some tweezers in the end. But I don't think that even counts as a lock.

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Oh, Heres the law for oregon. Can someone translate this into lamen terms? (As in legal or illegal)

Oregon Revised Statutes - Section 164.235 - Possession of a burglary tool or theft device. (1) A person commits the crime of possession of a burglary tool or theft device if the person possesses a burglary tool or theft device and the person: (a) Intends to use the tool or device to commit or facilitate a forcible entry into premises or a theft by a physical taking; or (b) Knows that another person intends to use the tool or device to commit or facilitate a forcible entry into premises or a theft by a physical taking. (2) For purposes of this section, “burglary tool or theft device” means an acetylene torch, electric arc, burning bar, thermal lance, oxygen lance or other similar device capable of burning through steel, concrete or other solid material, or nitroglycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, tool, instrument or other article adapted or designed for committing or facilitating a forcible entry into premises or theft by a physical taking. (3) Possession of a burglary tool or theft device is a Class A misdemeanor.

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--monkey666-- Wrote:Oh, Heres the law for oregon. Can someone translate this into lamen terms? (As in legal or illegal)

Oregon Revised Statutes - Section 164.235 - Possession of a burglary tool or theft device. (1) A person commits the crime of possession of a burglary tool or theft device if the person possesses a burglary tool or theft device and the person: (a) Intends to use the tool or device to commit or facilitate a forcible entry into premises or a theft by a physical taking; or (b) Knows that another person intends to use the tool or device to commit or facilitate a forcible entry into premises or a theft by a physical taking. (2) For purposes of this section, “burglary tool or theft device” means an acetylene torch, electric arc, burning bar, thermal lance, oxygen lance or other similar device capable of burning through steel, concrete or other solid material, or nitroglycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, tool, instrument or other article adapted or designed for committing or facilitating a forcible entry into premises or theft by a physical taking. (3) Possession of a burglary tool or theft device is a Class A misdemeanor.

Firstly, lockpicks are not here explicitly in the definition of "burglary tool or theft device". This, along with the fact that lockpicks are not used to facilitate "forcible entry" or necessarily "theft by a physical taking" brings to question whether this section is relevant to lockpicks at all.

Also, possession described here is only possession if the possessor intends to use the instrument possessed to break and enter others' property. Carrying or owning lockpicks with no demonstrable intent to use them illegally is fine.
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And even if it did, it only applies to other people, picking your own locks is fine.

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You may want to look up the sections addressing definition of "forcible entry into premises" and "theft by physical taking".
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I doubt "forcible entry into premises" would count your own home. And I can't see the theft part anywhere.

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Sorry, I meant that OP should find these definitions for clarification of what "premises" is and what sort of entry into it is "forcible".
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Screw laws. I made myself a set of lockpicks a few weeks ago and have been practicing on the lock on my computer (yes, my computer has a lock). I can pick it in about 3 seconds now. Definitely worth it. Takes very little practice and is awesome.
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I don't know the first thing about picking locks ^^

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There are quite a number of locks, with different combinations of settings for the tumblers and other sorts of doo-dads. Practice on other locks otherwise you'll be fucked if you ever need to lockpick.

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Ok. Thanks for the advice Smile
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