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Multitool key holder

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by landogriffin, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. landogriffin

    landogriffin Loaded Pockets

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    Hi guys, after bending the pliers on an old non branded multi tool I thought I would put it to good use and make a neat little key holder. Have a look and tell me what you think :)

    it was easy to make, basically just use a one of the tools as a template and file the keys to shape. this way when you open the key out it locks out and clicks just like the tools did.
    Also leave part of the collar of the key so you can use you thumb nail to open the key out like a penknife blade.
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    This shot shows how i filed the key to make it "click" into place.
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    From this... to this :)

    Hope this give someone some inspiration/ideas.
    (warning!!! make sure you use COPIES of your keys and not the originals as your lock smith may find it difficult to make additional copies from the cut down keys!!!!) ;)
     
  2. kertap75

    kertap75 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    That looks great. If I carried any other keys then my car key I would definitely be trying something like that
     
  3. nuphoria

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    Nicely done :)
     
  4. barlas

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    Nice idea, I have an useless cheap multi-tool too, that I don't use, this seems like a nice DIY project.
     
  5. Southpaw

    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Wow really nice McGyver :) very minimal and efficient :)
     
  6. certifiednut

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    i have one of those tools too, but i think i lost the bolts that your keys are attached to. DRAT!
     
  7. Cornholio2188

    Cornholio2188 Loaded Pockets

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    That's a coast microplier right? those are awesome...when they're not broken!
    Were you inspired by the leatherman keymod?
    Either way, looks awesome-I've always liked those.
     
  8. eMilanist

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    This looks very practical, good job.
     
  9. ItsHardToKnow

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    neat idea, especially for someone that doesnt already carry a mini mt
     
  10. Daniel Buckner

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    This just gave me an excuse to go buy a new cheap multitool... And to buy some new dremel bits and files at the same time. I think it also just gave me a reason to start carrying some new keys, too. I might even have to buy a few padlocks while I'm at it.

    Seriously, though. Very cool. I like that it helps protect the keys from damage. Bent a house key a while back without knowing it. Would have had problems if I hadn't been carrying my Swisstool. It also reduces the bulk, and I assume the noise of carrying the keys as well. (My keys are noticeably loud when I walk through the office at work.)
     
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