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Keychain Pics, Part 1

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by figtree, Apr 17, 2006.

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  1. Tuxedo

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    Thank you! It's not as hard as I thought it would be, actually it's pretty easy to turn them in the cylinder. Only my gf is complaining because she can't differentiate the keys ;)
     
  2. jag-engr
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    Two solutions come to mind:
    1. File different patterns along the back of the keys
    2. Apply a band of colored heat shrink tubing to each key to color code them
     
  3. Tuxedo

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    Haha, good ideas. But I think it would take away the "clean" look that I like... Think she will just have to use her own keys :D
     
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    Totally off topic, but I love your avatar Tux. Very classy.
     
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  5. ATF

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    - Two house keys
    - Car key
    - Pocket watch belt clip
    - Extra TU clip
    - Ekco Safe-Edge bottle opener/can piercer (from the 1960s I believe)
     
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    keyring: County Comm titanium split rings w/stainless steel Maratac gate clips
    (from 12:00 clockwise)
    County Comm Yacht Clip
    house keys with A.G. Russell Steel Thumb Nail (mammoth ivory)
    Titanium Whistle
    Titanium Arc-AAA LED Flashlight
    Titanium medication fob
    car keys
    County Comm RCR123 Delrin Battery Locker

    flashlight: HDS Clicky w/sapphire lens and titanium bezel
    pen: County Comm Copper Embassy Pen
    knife: A.G. Russell SeaMaster

    and yes, I have a colletcion of tools on another keyring.
     
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    Never seen a church key like that. And is that a 4runner key?
     
  8. ATF

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    I hadn't either. Found it at an estate sale.

    Nope, Corolla. So much more manly than a 4Runner! :p
     
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  9. countrystyle4life

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    How it currently sits, but constantly evolving :D
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    (Going around clockwise starting at cable screw)
    -6" cable key ring - http://countycomm.com/ring.html
    -Keys to my car - because my car is cheaper then my truck (truck keys stay at home)
    -work keys hanging on a flat gate clip by Maratac - (on own clip so they go on belt and rest ring goes in my lunchbox) (md size) http://countycomm.com/flatgateclip.html
    -Keys to my home, my parents home and key to a paddle lock I use a lot
    -Pocket light - http://countycomm.com/orngled.html
    -Leatherman Micra - http://www.rei.com/product/684351/leatherman-micra-tool-colors
    -Split Pea Lighter - http://countycomm.com/splitpea.html
    -ITW Survival Whistle - http://countycomm.com/itwwhistle.html
     
  10. KuKu

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    Nowhere for now.
    I am waiting for delivery on the machinery needed to make them.
     
  11. uneekwahn

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    I did the same thing to my keys, and used a small stainless steel D shackle which makes it easier to turn the keys than a small split ring.

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    I love the cut down keys I am seeing here. (I only carry 2 keys now, neither may be cut down, one is a chipped car key the other is a barrel key with offset hole.) I think I will look into the shackle for my work keys, we use Bi-Lock sets here and they do not fit friendly on round rings.
     
  13. MJGEGB

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    I like the Pocket watch belt clip idea I have one just like it but it's on a watch I've had since I was a kid.
     
  14. ac7ss
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    Here's my keyring (2 versions):

    Full Set:
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    Clockwise from Left:
    • ResQMe mini (Belt cutter, glass breaker)
    • Safe key
    • ICE tag, seen is the Glow in the Dark surface, Glow inc powder applied with the dusting method with several layers of clear enamel over the top. Glows for 12 hours.
    • P-38
    • Streamlight handcuff key/squeeze light
    • Detachable mini set. (See below)
    Main ring is a Lucky Line 81101.
    Mini Set: (attached by mini s-biner)
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    Clockwise from Left
    • Fenix E01
    • Micro SD card reader, currently empty.
    • Car key and remote on short paracord ladder.
    • Life Tag on car remote (Diabetic)
    All on Mini s-biner

    Not shown is the house key I don't need, I switched to a keypad lock a couple of years ago.
     
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  15. mzil

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    When a lock is new it is easy to turn, but as they age (and the wood of the door they are embedded in changes due to humidity, etc., causing new friction and jamming points) they require a bit more torque force which the bow of the key offers us. Using your D shackle or a similar solid leverage device, for additional rotational torque, makes sense to me if one is going to remove the bow, but keys cut down this way wouldn't be very friendly towards being placed on an alternate key chain or key cable (or removed to be used individually), say down the road, that lacked such an added leverage mechanism.

    Just my two cents I tought to point out to all, not uneekwahn in particular.
     
  16. Tuxedo

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    Nice setup! I have thought about the shackle solution, too.
    For me it would destroy the uniform appearance of the key chain.
    But, hey, sometimes i think I am crazy, too :D
     
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  18. Tuxedo

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    Small update, added the new tool and new ti-clips. Still in search for a reliable bigger split ring... The small ones I use hold up to 15kgs
     
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    some high quality gear!
     
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  20. Sideman7

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    Here is mine:
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    I'll swap out the pill fob depending on what I need. I really like this style of keychain though, it's so easy to add and remove things as needed...
     
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