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    Well I have good news and bad news. First the good.
    The 5 pin tumbler I got at the locksmith shop in Las Vegas has been defeated. I was able to successfuly pick it this morning at approximatly 0300 EST. Now for the bad news. When I unlocked it the pins and springs flew everywhere. When I attempted to re pin the lock, I bent the springs. Not only that but I also lost one of them. So yea now I have a 5 pin tumbler that doesn't work anymore. Today is the day I feel brilliant ~_~.

    Last edited by calypso; September 2, 2006, 01:32.
    <Insert witty comment here>

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    Re: Lockpicking

    Originally posted by calypso
    Well I have good news and bad news. First the good.
    The 5 pin tumbler the at the locksmith shop in Las Vegas has been defeated. I was able to pick it successfuly this morning at approximatly 0300 EST. Now for the bad news. When Iunlocked said lock the pins and springs flew everywhere. When I attempted to re pin the lock, I bent the springs...so yea now I have a 5 pin tumbler that doesn't work anymoretoday is the day I feel brilliant ~_~.
    There's less than 365 days before Def Con XV. Use the time wisely :
    day 2-5 : Bitch about broken 5 pin tumbler.
    day 5-10 : Come up with a creative plan on hacking the broken 5 pin tumbler into a piece of jewellery, a fashion accessory for the next B&W ball, a unique bodypiercing item or some other usage it never was meant to fullfill.
    day 11-20 : Do the hacking.
    day 20-30 : Bask in the admiration from people seeing your hack (unless it was made into a unique bodypiercing, then consider where in public you are flaunting it, dependant on bodyposition where it has been attached).
    day 31-60 : Search for a supplier in the Virginia area that can deliver similar items.
    day 61-90 : Setup a production line to convert virginia supplied similar items into such an item that you came up with during day 5-20.
    day 91-120 : Setup an ebay store where you can hark those items to the unsuspecting public, including celebritystars like Paris Hilton, Avril Lavigne, and Renderman.
    day 121-200 : Reap in the profits and set aside enough for the next trip to Def Con.
    day 201-290 : Investigate how to setup an off-shore banking account.
    day 291-320 : Book a table at the DefCon XV vendors area and make sure the logistics involved in bringing your wares to LV has been taken care of.

    And finally, go to Def Con XV, accept payment for your wares in 1 and 5 dollar bills only, and then you can put bills in hands of more guys than this time, when there are strippers around...


    Dutch
    Last edited by Dutch; September 2, 2006, 01:55.
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    • #3
      Re: Lockpicking

      Originally posted by calypso
      Well I have good news and bad news. First the good.
      The 5 pin tumbler I got at the locksmith shop in Las Vegas has been defeated. I was able to successfuly pick it this morning at approximatly 0300 EST. Now for the bad news. When I unlocked it the pins and springs flew everywhere. When I attempted to re pin the lock, I bent the springs. Not only that but I also lost one of them. So yea now I have a 5 pin tumbler that doesn't work anymore. Today is the day I feel brilliant ~_~.


      It must have been worth the price you paid for the lock, if I recall how much it really cost.

      On the plus side, you can rebuild it. Places like Home Depot can sell kits to repin locks and you can probably get replacement parts. If you plan to "blow up" more locks like this, you can try mail-order from that same shop, or others. (Some will require some proof of being a locksmith, but others don't. Last time I asked at that shop, they did not care-- just so long as you paid.)

      Home Depot is more expensive, but allows for payment in cash without giving up your mailing address.

      Locksmith supply shops are often less expensive when you buy in bulk-- especially with the cost of shipping.
      Last edited by TheCotMan; September 2, 2006, 06:11.

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        Re: Lockpicking

        heh yea considering the lock was free I'm not shedding any tears over it. I was just like hahaha yay I got it I got POP...FUUUCK cause I was watching Lost in Translation when I picked it and the springs flew EVERYWHERE. >_<
        <Insert witty comment here>

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        • #5
          Re: Lockpicking

          you've simply done what loads of people have done before and what many of us in Toool consider an essential step to learning more about picking. only by taking locks apart (either intentionally or by accidental brute force) do you get a genuine understanding of what's in there. as others pointed out, you can easily repin the lock (maybe you can add a single spool pin to one of the chambers to increase difficulty a little) for future use.

          hmm... maybe the next time one of our friends in your area comes to a Toool meeting you can grab a ride with him and we'll show you show to use pin tweezers and a follower tool to do the process yourself. (and yes, we have a few people who travel that far to make it to Toool meetings almost as often as once a month. even if your RX-7 won't make it, his car will)
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