DIY - How to Make a Spare Key From Soda Bottle

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Introduction: DIY - How to Make a Spare Key From Soda Bottle

The tension wrench provided by http://www.avoidlockedout.com. this is my first prototype of plastic spare key, it works. From a soda bottle to the Ultimate product, please go to https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-plastic-spare-key-copy-a-key-in-minu/

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i lost a key to a commercial washer coin box.,help

So let me see if I got this straight...

PRICE OF KEY DUPLICATING ACROSS THE GLOBE:

Australia:  $10
Canada:   $4
Walmart:  $0.10
K.S.A.:       $1.30
fortunare's hometown:  $0.79

What I learned from all this: Get your real keys made at Walmart or fortunare's. Don't buy keys in Australia. Zaphod Beeblebrox likes pudding (or just likes saying the word "pudding"). Xacto knives are like 5 bucks for a set of 3 (blades included). And when reading the comments section for any site, no matter what the post is on, you'll always, ALWAYS find somebody who has a problem with it.
I like the satisfaction of acquiring know-how, even if it's for something impractical or just for fun. At the very least, somebody could incorporate this into a cool spy movie!!

"And when reading the comments section for any site, no matter what the post is on, you'll always, ALWAYS find somebody who has a problem with it."

Ain't that the truth!

Back to the topic at hand, you might need to anneal street sweeper bristles before bending then into a tension wrench or they may break. Hold the bristle with pliers and heat the section to be bent with a flame (only takes a second or two with a propane torch), let it cool then do your bending. If the bristles are used they will be really cruddy, so clean/scrape/scrub/sand them thoroughly before sticking 'em into any lock you care about.

Also Most Windshield wiper blades contain a nice piece of steel that can be ground down to make a nice turning wrench.

in Canada, it costs $1.5 for the knife((3blades included) which is similar with the Xacto knife in dollar store.

Will this process work with aluminum/sheet metal?

Yes, thin soda can like Aluminum.
If too thick the key will not fit in the Key way.

In theory would you be able to make a new key for a lock that you have a similar key for, like my grandfathers luggage, in this way? I would love to be able to have a key for it.

thats just gunna get stuck in the lock, its a lot easier to just pay 10 cents for a spare at walmart