I'll continue to update this thread with more pics, as projects are progressing/completed. Big, bulky, noisy, cumbersome keys have always annoyed me. About 4 years ago, I started cutting down my keys and trying various methods to keep them compact, silent, and organized. Screwing them together, adding different colored trits to slots in the keys, adding blades, pry-bars, all sorts of fun stuff. A big bonus of actually trying it was finding what worked, and what could be improved. I notice a lot of people with giant keychains with all sorts of useful stuff and can understand having that all on hand, tossing it in a coat pocket and doing your thing. I carry my backpack ALMOST everywhere, so I am able to keep all these useful items in my pack instead. Only things in my pants are wallet, money, keys, knife, light, and pistol. Everything else is nicely organized in the pack. It seems the older you get the more keys end up in your life. A few months ago I made a brass key holder like this but smaller and with less keys. It was heavy and I uglied it up trying to engrave it. It was also annoying having to open my backpack to get my toolbox keys daily since there was no room for them on the smaller brass one. This was the testbed for what will eventually be titanium. Made from 1/2" aluminum and able to hold my 10 most used keys in a compact silent, package with organization and a 3 X 20mm green tritium vial for easy location in the dark. So far I'm really enjoying it. The threaded hole for the tritium is also the location for a removable lanyard attachment point and once screwed in, the screw securing the keys locks it into place. The tritium vial sits pretty deep and is well guarded with rubber pads on either end and locked into place with small set screw. No norland for now since I want to put this trits in a titanium body eventually. In my mind, I thought having it black with the slots left bare would look cool, but I actually like it better bare. Bare titanium would be perfect. This and the wallet below will be cerakoted to hold me over until they can be made in titanium. Best part is, it looks like a nice EDC match for my Spy 007T. ADDED 2/16/12: Matching Tritium Wallet The idea of making a wallet has been on my mind for a few years now. A few weeks back the wallet that I EDCed for 3-4 years finally broke beyond fixing. It was an aluminum card holder that I covered with carbon fiber and set a 2 X10 green trit vial into the clasp. Loved it! Small, lighweight, and just looked cool IMO. The 2nd or 3rd gen. Ipod always felt so nice in my hand and I always had hoped to find or make a wallet about the same size. Ironically, it was only after I had the completed drawing sitting in front of me that I grabbed the ipod and realized it was the exact same size length and width, and only about 1/4" thicker! ;D The hinge point and clearances are the only thing I'd change...so far. I plan to drill a small hole in the hinge area with a second larger diameter hole stopping just short of going all the way through. A steal ball bearing will be inserted followed by a spring and a set screw. With a small detent milled into the lower, it will keep the lid in a securely closed by way of the ball detent ....thats the plan anyway..:laugh: A green 11mm tritium sphere is set into the corner and exposed with 2 slots, making sure to keep the aluminum thick enough to protect against accidental drops. Its pretty darn bright in a dark room with night adapted eyes...bright enough to read with! After a bit more refining and finish sanding, I'll be sending it out to be cerakoted along with the key holder. A durable finish will help hold me over until a titanium version of each is made...someday.