How to pick a lock

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Lockpick set

I’ve always meant to get around to learning how to pick a lock. I usually use a credit card or a bendy frosting spatula to wriggle open a deadbolt. But recently, an advertisement popped up on my screen and I invested a couple of bucks in a lock picking set.

Then thanks to the marvel that is the internet, I found these two videos. One is from a master, who explains everything in great detail so we can truly understand the action behind your deadlock. The second is a quick and dirty animation version where you can get the basics.

No, I’m not contemplating a life of crime, but I do worry that one day I’ll need a skill I don’t have. And this one seemed too easy to pass over.