Introduction: House Key Balisong (Butterfly Knife)

I have turned my house key into a mini Balisong.

The handles and pivot pins are made out of layers of regular card stock and the latch is magnetic.

If you would like to see  the full Instructable of this click here.

Please rate =)

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beehard44 made it!(author)2010-10-24

haha made me lol

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2010-08-05

Almost done the Instructable. it WILL be out before August 14.

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2010-07-15

Alright so after a year i'm finally making an instructable for this.

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2010-07-30

gonna be taking a few days off from working on it. got my wisdom teeth taken out

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3RR0R404 made it!(author)2010-07-15

Hope we will see it soon =)

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2010-07-17

Hopefully, I'm trying to make it as in-depth as possible.

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codongolev made it!(author)2010-07-20

just in case you care, you just showed your house key to the world. you might want to obscure that next time. but it's a great project!

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2010-07-20

Thanks! but i was just wondering why is it a bad idea to show my house key?

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codongolev made it!(author)2010-07-24

yeah, what he said... some guy invented a key that's also a keyring (genius!) and then posted the prototype online... then he had to change his locks, because he posted his house key on his international blog.

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2010-07-24

its a good thing my address and everything else isn't on here then

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shadowofblood made it!(author)2010-07-21

Any half-decent key-maker can duplicate a key from a photo or scan. Just to let you know =)

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2010-07-21

Thanks for the answer. I guess its ok as long as who ever doesn't know where I live. :D

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shadowofblood made it!(author)2010-07-21

Do you happen to live in San Diego?

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2010-07-21

lol nope

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shadowofblood made it!(author)2010-07-21

Lol, k. I know another robomaster1 who lives in SD.

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2009-07-03

Well, does anyone else want to know how to make this?

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chi+chi+chippy made it!(author)2010-07-05

ive been wonting to make one but ive never found some1 showing how to make the haddles attach to the key so if u could post a instructable that would be great

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sparktech made it!(author)2010-07-14

drill 2 holes in your key and put a small metal pin in it then just jb weld the pin to eaither side of your handles

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2010-07-17

i guess i would do that but i don't have any of the tools for that. For me is was easier to work with paper

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imakeknives made it!(author)2010-02-18

now thats a dumb question...something this cool?          .....that answer should be obvious...F@*# yeah!!! this is a sweet idea!

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snowboots1392 made it!(author)2010-01-10

 Yes i would like to know how to make this also

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Ekzile made it!(author)2009-08-17

yeah that would be awesome to learn how to make it.

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hasmant made it!(author)2009-08-04

yeah it look like a fun project

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Scythe1157 made it!(author)2009-07-07

Absolutely, that key is the coolest MF on the block inside that.

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kobimaru made it!(author)2009-07-06

Yes, I rather do.

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sparktech made it!(author)2010-07-14

i want one!!!! please make the instructable!!! u should make it out of metal though.....

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2010-05-08

I know all you people out there like my house key balisong (Instructable is still coming), but I think you are all gonna like my next house key design even more.

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Frag made it!(author)2010-05-31

 what will your next design be/when do you think it might be out?

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2010-07-03

I can give you a hint on what my next design is.... its spring loaded, but i'm not sure if i'm going to make an instructable on how to make it.

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MadBricoleur made it!(author)2010-07-12

WANT! either way, +1.

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2010-01-11

 Well, I sorry I didn't get this instructable out this Christmas due to the fact that I have school to deal with. Which gives me little or no time to work on any of my projects.

I have gotten the chance to use the key for a while though so I can tell you what it is like using it.

First, it is very fun to have and show to your friends. The only bad thing about this is that you have to be careful when your turning your key in the key hole.

There will be more information about the experience with this in the instructable. Hopefully I can give it to you guys soon, but school and mid terms come first. 


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Buck+Futter made it!(author)2010-04-25

 Not gonna lie, this thing is a beast. Too bad I wasn't the first to come up with this. But I got a few questions. 

1) What exactly do you mean by card stock?
2) Does this work as a normal butterfly knife? Can you still do tricks?
3) Nice Job! It's a good looking mofo

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2010-07-03

1) Card stock is a paper that is thicker and more durable than normal writing or printing paper. 2) It opens and close like the actual thing. I'm not sure if you can do tricks(never really made an attempted), but I think it is to do some tricks. 3)thankyou =)

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WickedFabala made it!(author)2010-03-16

you gonna put up how you made this?

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Spycrab made it!(author)2010-02-20

show us how to make this man! :D

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Kaiven made it!(author)2010-01-27

Nice idea on the magnetic latch! I want to make one with wood or metal now!

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3RR0R404 made it!(author)2010-01-11

So i'm still waiting for the instructables =)

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Twitchyblade made it!(author)2009-10-25

could you help me and tell me how you made this?

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3RR0R404 made it!(author)2009-09-01

I'm French but I hope you will finish your Instructables asap cose it's awesome !

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2009-08-22

padricjoe - I was going to post an Instructable at the end of August but I've had some setbacks on my other Instructable project. So hopefully if everything goes as planed the balisong instructions be posted around Christmas.

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padricjoe made it!(author)2009-08-23

awesome sounds great i cant wait : )

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ItsTheHobbs made it!(author)2009-08-20

That's COOL!

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Scythe1157 made it!(author)2009-07-08

I started on one to pass the time and I'm baffled at how you used a paper material as a medium. After two failed attempts I am now working on a metal version, but the pivot pins have me stuck. Sigh, if only i had a drill press, mini lathe, decent clamp and a welding torch lol.

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superhrman made it!(author)2009-07-21

he used hardened paper, lots of glue is needed. look it up

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Scythe1157 made it!(author)2009-07-21

I know, but I must have messed up on the type of glue. That or I wasn't using the right way to cut the paper.

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2009-07-09

Well at least your trying. But that's why I used paper, a hole puncher as a drill press if you want to look at it that way =). I'll post as soon as I can.

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2009-07-07

I'll make an instructable on this one then. but it'll take some time since I'm working on another project that will also be on here by the end of summer vacation!

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Scythe1157 made it!(author)2009-07-07

Appreciated, I created and account just to ask. : P

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finfan7 made it!(author)2009-06-30

doesn't the cardstock get damaged rather easily?

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CreativLiMade made it!(author)2009-07-01

No, actually it's pretty strong since each side has 12 layers put together. It only gets dirty though.

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