Wednesday, August 06, 2008

It's Arts and Crafts Time!

The following video offers instructions for copying a key using only some scissors and an aluminum can. I wonder if it really works. I would think that the aluminum would bend when you try to turn the "key."

So if anyone cares to try it out, the rest of us would be grateful

(I highly recommend wearing some sort of safety gloves. I've cut myself doing stuff like this, and it ain't fun.)


Blogger Spring said...

OOO. I'll try it! I'll try it! LOL.

We just had a key mystery.. My dad got a key copied, but the copies don't work. They fit, but they don't turn. We all tried everything, they match!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck, spring.

I'm with you, Kirsten. Wouldn't it just bend while your trying to turn it? Still... I'll have to try that!

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks awesome!

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Perhaps if you had a couple pieces of aluminum to glue together (so you'd have a thicker piece of metal) it'd be stiffer.

12:52 PM  
Blogger MinnieMouseLoverxoxo said...

lol, i love the house!

1:05 PM  
Anonymous eternal espionage said...

Spring: That same thing has happened to me... it turns out that just a tiny tiny tiny notch was a little longer than the other key which made it get stuck on on a part of the lock therefore making it so you could put it in the lock because it was similar, but not turn it because it wasn't exact

I will try to make a key copy also!!!!

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Michele said...

Omg, I've gotta try this.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Rhapsody said...

Okay, Iam definitly going to try this! I had a key that wasnt a copy it came with the lock but it wouldnt turn. I didnt know this though untill I had to walk home from school and no one was home to unlock it!

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Phoenix said...

This would be cool to try, but I highly doubt it could do anything. I wonder what my little brother will do with a key of that sort...

7:14 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

I'll try right know, although i'm gonna have to find a can!

7:31 PM  
Blogger sakura said...

won't the key break after turning it?

12:04 AM  
Anonymous leximel said...

Maybe there's another, secret step that makes the
aluminum stiff.

7:48 AM  
Blogger missterious said...

I've gotta try this. I'm not very good with scissors though, so I'd probably either cut myself or mess it up.

OMG, I was just in New York and I saw the marble cemetery!!!

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Girlskickbutt!!! said...

It shouldn't bend because the force would be distibuted evenly throughout the key, so it would have the same concept as laying on a bed of nails. It would apply pressure, but no damage should happen. At least that is my guess. whether its thick enough to properly jiggle the triggers is another story...

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

"Jiggle the triggers..."

xD That's probably some sort of over-my-head technical term, but it's fun to say.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous littlechar/theatre :) said...

hey, sorry I haven't logged on in forever!

cool post :)
that house is beast

4:30 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

ugh i've done that before. i was really bored during a movie and started ripping up my coke can. totally shredded my fingers. sounds interesting though.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Oh I'm gonna try that now! [when my mom's not watching *D]

6:49 PM  
Blogger Random Irregular said...

I'm gonna try this one :)
I've actually opened a combination lock using a coke can though. Wrecks your fingers, but it WORKS!(after lots of practice)

12:04 PM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

I just recently took the old fashioned lock off my door (my parents, of course, know nothing) and completely took it apart. It had never worked, so I figured out how it's supposed to work. It turns out that the lock is just crap though. :P

5:42 PM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

BTW, Love the house!

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Briar Rose said...

Hey, I've got a q: how do you use a credit card to unlock a door? I've heard you wiggle it in the doorjamb, but can anyone be more precise?

12:21 PM  

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