How to Get Graphite into a Lock

Featured Article, Household DIY Tips
on January 23, 2013
graphite into lock

Getting dry or powdered graphite into a lock mechanism can be tricky. Club member Blaine Schattenberg of Tooele, Utah, accomplishes this by blowing graphite into the lock through a hollow coffee stirrer. He partially fills the stirrer by placing one end over the graphite container’s nozzle (or needle) and holding his finger over the other end. Once the straw is filled, he places the open end in the lock and blows.