MAKE pal Jason Striegel has a great interview and HOW TO from DEFCON on picking a dead-bolt…Here’s a quick and dirty deadbolt lock picking howto that’ll give you and your friends some cheap entertainment on a slow weekend afternoon. Link.

  • michaeljanderson

    The link provided responds with “ could not be found“. Is the link wrong? Or has the site been taken down?

    Fat old biker

  • jason_striegel

    Sorry Michael, the link is right, but it looks like my server is smoked. Makezine is just too much linkage for it to handle, I guess :) I should have it all back online soon. Sorry for the wait.

  • pencilneck

    I use to make my own tools using spokes from trashed rims off of my 20″ BMX bike years back.

    Take a spoke and with a heavy hammer start to flatten out 3 or 4 inches of it. Try not to make it waffer thin, just thin enough to fit into a lock nicely. Then used a bench top grinder to shape the flattened area to whatever shape I needed/wanted.

    Put a round screw driver in a vise and bend the other end of the spoke around that to make a nice “U” shape and you have a handle on your tool. Wrap with tape if needed.