Pick a Lock
by: Achtech • 5
"Lockpicking is an incredibly useful skill and it can be a lifesaver if you lose or forget your keys. With some simple tools and a little patience, you can crack just about any tumbler lock, giving you access to everything from secured doors to closed padlocks.
To successfully pick a lock, place a tension wrench in the top or bottom of the keyhole, then turn it in same the direction the key would turn. While holding the pressure, insert your pick and investigate the pins until you find 1 that resists more than the others. Slowly lift this pin with your pick until it sets, making the lock turn slightly. Then, repeat the process with every pin until the lock opens up. For tips on picking your tools and working with rusty locks, read the article!