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File edge on a homemade bike-lock key multitool.

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by sotto2, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. sotto2

    sotto2 Loaded Pockets

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    Recently I proposed that manufacturers should consider adding a file edge to their small keychain tools. Today I ran across an old bike-lock key of mine, and decided to take my own advice in the course of making a homemade bike-lock keychain multitool.

    Here it is complete with phillips and slotted head screwdrivers (the corners), box cutter (the phillips head corner), hexbit driver, bottle opener (IQ test), aforementioned file edge, and of course it's original purpose as a bike-lock key:

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  2. Kilted1

    Kilted1 Loaded Pockets

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    That's a nice bit of functionality in a very small, low profile package. Good work!
     
  3. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I'm all for re-usability. Nice work and out of the box thinking.
     
  4. sotto2

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    Thank you. Any takers on the bottle opening technique?
     
  5. kertap75

    kertap75 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Looks a little short for it but I would guess just using it as a lever like with the "lighter method"
    Btw nice work, looks like a very nice little tool
     
  6. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    I'd say you put the little nub (the part that protrudes on the outer circumference where the bit driver would go; upper left in 2nd picture) under the cap and the taller 45 deg. corner on the top (or the top edge) of the cap (just down the cylinder from the nub). Then pry up.

    I used a lot of very technical engineering terms there, so sorry if it was confusing. LOL!

    Did I win a custom bike key/MT?
     
  7. sotto2

    sotto2 Loaded Pockets

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    Very good! There are at least two ways, the slow way (as you suggested), and the fast way. The slow way requires prying at 2 or 3 points around the cap 'til it comes off a la:

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    And the fast way is as follows, striking down smartly with the heal of your palm exactly where my finger is in this pic:

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  8. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    Well, I'm nothing if not a little slow.:showoff:
     
  9. ShadowE

    ShadowE Loaded Pockets

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    PLEASE don't use your tit to pry ANYTHING with (if its a key you still use that is)

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  10. sotto2

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    Thanks, I don't use the key for the lock anymore.
     
  11. UrbanWarrior

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    Very useful to have.