But my problem is that my room's almost ALWAYS a mess and I always loose my keys, either on the table with my computer and study books or on the drawer.
Step 1: The Idea
So with this in mind and a piece of acrylic plastic in my hand for another project ('ible coming up soon) and with a fascination for geometrical figures I decide to make this my key box.
Step 2: Materials and Tools
30x20x3 mm piece of acrylic
And the tools are:
A dremel or similar
Step 3: The Design
The remaining part is going to be used for adding notes whenever needed; such as a shopping list or a note to my gf saying how much I really love her.
Step 4: Prepping the Acrylic
The holes for mounting is up to you but for me I thought 1 cm down and 3 cm in was desirable as I planned on placing the hexagon in the middle between them.
Then I had a starting point for hexagon and everything else fell into place.
For making it simple and without getting the protective covering of the acrylic all messy with marker pens I used a white piece of paper for the design of the hexagon. Just place the acrylic over it and then "X marks the spot" so to speak.
Take the dremel and a suitable drill for making the holes and start drilling. Remember to not remove the protective covering as it protects against scratching and making sure that the drill holes are clean and even.
All done? Good. Remove the plastic covering and glue the paper clamps into place.
Step 5: The Net and the Key-hangers
Time to weave the web. Choose a hole and stick it through and start connecting the holes. Make sure that the cotton thread connects all holes on the outside because it's on this side that the paper clips are going to be put so that we can place the keys on them. This is the most tedious and hardest part, since the thread is all one long line and you need to keep it straight the entire time for best results.
To make the key hangers we take the paper clips and bend them into a s-shape. That way we can hang the clips where the most threads connect and that way support the weight of the key-ring.