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Picking locks not only requires the right skills, it also requires the right tools. Fortunately, the folks at TOOOL (The Open Organization of Lockpickers) have come up a great way to ensure that you never leave your picks at home with the Emergency Lock-Pick Card (available in the Maker Shed.) This laser cut steel card conforms to ISO sizing standards for ATM and credit cards so it fits perfectly in your wallet. When the need arises, you simply snap out the tools to create a fully functioning lock pick set! After you save the day, simply put the tension wrenches in your wallet and the lock picks on your key chain so you are ready for the next emergency. Don’t let the small size full you, the pick ends are standard size allowing you to pick nearly any pin-tumbler lock.


  • 1 Short Hook
  • 1 Gonzo Hook
  • 1 Half Snowman
  • 1 Half Diamond Pick
  • 1 Snake Rake
  • 1 Long Rimple
  • 5 Various Assorted Tension Tools

Michael Castor

I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I’m a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.



  1. Toolguy says:

    Is that spring steel?

  2. Michael Castor says:

    I *think* it’s stainless steel but don’t quote me on it. I’m almost certain it isn’t spring steel.

  3. Ed Dodt says:

    you guys need to get together with the PRISON COFFEE “cons”…your being very instructive…

  4. John Meyer says:

    Be sure to check your local rules regarding possession of lock picks in your area. Most states possession is legal, but there are a few who consider lock picks to be prima facie evidence of a planned robbery.

    The information contained in this post is provided to you “AS IS”, does not constitute legal advice, and I am not acting as your attorney. I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to thispost and its associated sites.

  5. Dustin says:

    once you put it on your key ring how will you have access to them if you locked your keys inside?

    1. Michael Castor says:

      That’s the paradox! You could always get really good with a paperclip and a bobby pin (but I’ve never had success trying that.)

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