1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

Ultra Ultra minimalist keyring

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by dieck, May 29, 2008.

  1. Mitty

    Mitty Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    3
    You could. I don't like them because the "patch" wears out quickly. There are also half-height Nylocks (AN364 IIRC) but the jet nuts are much smaller.
    It would be dicey to keep Loctite from flowing between the keys and sticking them together. That stuff is deliberately very low viscosity and will run everywhere. It would not be my choice. If you want to do that be sure to use the blue stuff. The red or green will need to be heated for disassembly.
    Personally I wouldn't mess around countersinking a key but if you wanted to do that it would take maybe 0.050" out of the height of the stack. Maybe that's worth it to someone.
     
  2. mpt9

    mpt9 Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have the blue locktite stick, the viscosity is higer than the liquid. its like a glue stick. Sex bolts are fairly deep so if you put some threadlocker on the bottom threads of the screw i think it would work in without getting everywhere.

    Im doing a similar project, i bough a flip key on ebay for my 01 maxima, its a cheapish plastic case, inside theres the spring and button, a cut key blank on a rotating part, the transponder chip and the guts of a nissan remote. Theres a button on the top that when pressed flips out the key. The key is on its side so this thing is thick, thicker than i would like but i have enough space beneath the remote guts area to fit a couple large coin cells for duall 5mm white leds im installing in front. Im adding a tritium vial. On the bottom side of the case im going to screw my housekey which will rotate like this project, i may use a countsunk screw there i may not. Inside theres enough space for a jet nut.

    Only for curiosity sake is it possible to have a solid rivet or hollow rivet countersunk on both sides?
     
  3. Mitty

    Mitty Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    3
    Sounds good. I have not seen that stuff; have only worked with the liquids and I generally avoid them unless nothing else will work. But that is a personal preference.
    I dunno. My only experience is with the kind of rivets used on airplanes and race cars, where only one side is countersunk. Maybe leatherworkers (www.tandyleatherfactory.com) or knife people (http://www.jantzsupply.com, www.knifekits.com) would have something. You could rummage around at Brownells, too, though I don't ever recall seeing anything like that used in gunsmithing. Maybe McMaster, too.
     
  4. mpt9

    mpt9 Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    sex bolts knife pivots, similar animals.

    Some of my chefs knifes have cutlery rivets in the handle which are countersunk on both sides. Im curious if compression rivets would work. Again its only out of curiosity since im using screws in my project.
     
  5. mpt9

    mpt9 Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    This keyring wouldn't work without mods for me because my car key has a transponder chip in the plastic and my car wont start without it.

    But to be honest the Ultra Ultra minimalist keyring is just too small for me, id have a hard time finding it.
    I like the convienence of keyless entry and edc a light on my keys so im going to put together my most miminalist keyring solution which also echews an actual ring.
     
  6. mpt9

    mpt9 Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just remembered i had a swisstech utili-key somewhere. What ever type that rivet may be, it is flush on both sides.

    [​IMG]

    there isnt much friction at all, but that tab and detents on the top lock it at 0 90 and 180 degrees

    EDIT: Needlnose pliers usually have a completely flush pivot/rivet/pin of some type too.

    [img width=640 height=272]http://home.comcast.net/~alloy-artifacts/Photos/tools/utica_654-6_pliers_needlenose_cropped.jpg[/img]
     
  7. DunnyMaayte

    DunnyMaayte Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    I think its good, but i prefer to be OVER prepared, so i have lots of stuff on my keys =)

    2 GB usb
    led light
    victorinox classic
    bottle opener
    swisstech utilikey
    telepen

    job done :)
     
    New_Pollution1086 likes this.
  8. Atomic

    Atomic Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    13
    The rivets on those type of pliers is a stud then pressed. The metal on the pliers themselves is channeled around the hole so they can be flush. Like countersinking a rivet.
     
  9. adnj

    adnj Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,277
    Likes Received:
    764
    I like this idea. Did you use a steel or an aluminum rivet?
     
  10. tower
    • In Omnia Paratus

    tower Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    4,591
    Likes Received:
    3,753
    Brilliant, simply brilliant!


    If I do it, I will probably use a small, fine thread bolt and a Nylock nut or some temporary Locktite and a standard nut so that I can adjust the friction.
     
  11. dieck

    dieck Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    8
    Sorry for the delay. Account got messed up with the move. It was an aluminum rivet.
     
  12. 50ft-trad

    50ft-trad Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    588
    Likes Received:
    2
    LOL - Not stumbled across this thread before, but when I saw the title I was expecting a photo o an empty split ring ;D

    Love the idea, but I'm not minimalist enough to take the time to follow it through. Kudos to all who do though, hope it works for you. Anyone tried this (seen as its an old thread) and found it not work for any reason?

    Concepts are great - reality based feedback is better :-X
     
  13. Ofir_ISR

    Ofir_ISR Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    6
    amazing idea. i dont have the problem of too many keys, but i might have one day, and this is the solution.
     
  14. chevyscrounger

    chevyscrounger Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    405
    HAHA wow. I just thought of this very idea driving to work this morning. I did this on my lunch break
    [​IMG]
     
  15. muskrat

    muskrat Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    2
    tried this today using a chicago bolt with some loctite and it worked great. made a small change in that i used thin washers and a plastic key cover re-drilled so it sticks out above the keys which allowed me to attach a small split ring for a button flashlight.
     
  16. dieck

    dieck Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    8
    would be interested to see a pic

    Please :)
     
  17. ncmonag

    ncmonag Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here's a couple more using binding posts/chicago screws, I'm a bit constrained on what I can do to most of the keys, cannot dupe or cut my work keys, and I wanted to keep the key fob with my car keys so I've included a few extra tools, still pretty compact in the pocket. Still trying to decide if/how i want to attach the P-7 clips I got in the mail today.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. mcmc

    mcmc Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    Messages:
    467
    Likes Received:
    54
    Love this key mod =)

    However, for someone without a vise, grinder, etc. - what would be a good and affordable way to get my keys ground down? Will they do this at Home Depot? Or like a knife-sharpening shop? (there's one in town).
     
  19. ncmonag

    ncmonag Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    I did the work on the 1 key I could using my Dremel
     
  20. Smith28

    Smith28 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    251
    Sorry to bump and old thread, but it would be nice to revive it anyway I guess.

    Can I ask a question regarding the pop rivet and use with split rings? Basically I want to use this idea but would want a split ring though the holes of the keys and never having used pop rivets before I'm not sure whether you are left with a hollow tube or whether it is filled with the pin of metal that's left over. Halp!