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Copy a key with a Coke can

Copy a key with a Coke can Attention cheapskates and locksmith apprentices, this key copying solution is stunningly simple.

We've really mulled over this one. As you can read in the comments below, people struggle with executing this successfully. But it can and will work. You just have to modify your key to fit your needs.

This trick works with certain light locks found on mailboxes or gym lockers. Most heavy duty deadbolts require an addendum. You will need to go beyond a single layer of aluminum.

To unlock a door or security lock, reinforce the handcrafted key copy with several duplicate layers of aluminum. Use a sharp Exacto knife rather than kitchen cutlery or scissors to ensure precise cloning.

Copying keys is just the beginning. Check out this list for more odd uses for an empty Coca Cola can.

Copy a key with a Coke can

30 Comments

Would it really be strong enough?

Is it really to week?

Cas it looks really week!

Can't seeing it getting you out of trouble

I'll try it over the weekend. There are a couple of doors I wouldn't mind opening...

doesnt work , i tried it, the aluminum is too weak to turn a lock

it pushes the pins up.. you only need an extra piece to turn it

the turning piece is called a torque wrench, you can use a flat head screw driver for that

Man this whole vidieo was a waste of 1 minut and sevon seconds. :~(

2 layers might not be sufficient enough, i would recommend 3 layers or even 4...think about the thickness of the original key, it is at least as thick as 3 or four layers....

its very weak

why even bother, when you can just go get a key copied?

if you look at the video at the end where he use's the key, it looks like the normal key with a round bit of coke can stuck to the end

Nah... might work the more you layer the key

Nice. Personally more work than a $1 is worth.

But for backup keys for serialized keys (Master lock, ...) that can't be copied legally by a locksmith, this is an excellent alternative.

A small screwdriver could assist in providing the torque needed to turn stubborn locks.

I would probably make the folds first and then use an Exacto knife to cut the tumbler lands afterwards. There are only 0.023" difference between each of 6 tumbler locations.

To accurately cut these surfaces with scissors or a knife would be time consuming.

iv already tryed it itz to weak

good.. now i can make a copy of that apartment gym key

The copy would just move the pins above the shear line. Then you could use a screwdriver or something hard and small to turn the tumbler. [for all you complainers of weak turning ability]

Noobs

There is a great how to make a bump key video on WHT, that might be a more successful route to take; I wouldn't mind keeping one of those on my keyring.

Is it really to week?

i wonder if a thicker can like a slimfast can would work better

if u use a thicker can then it will be harder to cut out and also shape the ridges in the can.


I do not work at all

then get a job

does the crop after the yielding process taste better with organic nutrients?

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