2024-02-25 (Su) ChonkyLockPick COMPLETED

My CNC manufacturer provided instructions for converting a 3D model from Fusion360 to G-code, and I have some experience with the program but have never successfully followed their confusing directions. I resorted to a simple program that converts 2D vector drawings to G-code.

The first pick came from a sheet of ugly green acrylic, but I cut it with a rounded nose bit, so the edges were sharp and required a lot of sanding with a rotary tool. The first was much longer than necessary, so I shortened the handle and shaft. I also drafted a turning wrench, then redesigned it to include a hole so I could wear it on a lanyard.

I switched to a flat-nosed milling bit, tweaked some settings to make the best cut, and switched to red and blue plastic. The only problem was that the plastic was too thin for the wrench, but I could pick the lock if I held two at once.
Toy picks for a toy lock

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