I have been interested in picking locks since I picked my first lock in science class one day during 7th grade. Last year, I purchased a number of lock picks from various manufacturers (SouthOrd, Rytan and Peterson) and found that, although good in their own right, I could not get the right “feel” from them. After seeing a number of posts on lp101 about making lock picks, I decided to start making my own.

Although my first pick was nothing phenomenal (dual falle hook), it was good enough to encourage me to make more and better my pick making skills. Fast forward to now, I have been making custom picks with custom, exotic wood handles.

If you like what you see, Doug is accepting commissions for custom picks. [Via @shoebox]