* Sorry to everyone for replying to my own post, but I'm trying to deal with the login timeout, and the edit timeout, and these long stories of mine are hard on a slow typist like me*
I'm a fan a of show, called Breaking Bad, it's about an Albuquerque high school teacher, who's decided, for various reasons, to manufacture crystal meth. A charming topic, I know, but the art is in the execution, not the nobleness of the story. IMHO. YMMV.
At any rate, to steal a reagent they need, they melt through a hardened steel door lock, in a few seconds, using chemistry -- they use thermite. Like I said, extraordinary results require extraordinary methods.
Although, on that show, I'm not very impressed with what they had him do with mercury fulminate. But then again, it is T.V., some suspension of disbelief is required from the viewer.