Introduction: House Key Balisong (Butterfly Knife)

Picture of 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 =)


beehard44 (author)2010-10-24

haha made me lol

CreativLiMade (author)2010-08-05

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

CreativLiMade (author)2010-07-15

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

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

3RR0R404 (author)CreativLiMade2010-07-15

Hope we will see it soon =)

CreativLiMade (author)3RR0R4042010-07-17

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

codongolev (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!

CreativLiMade (author)codongolev2010-07-20

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

codongolev (author)CreativLiMade2010-07-24

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.

CreativLiMade (author)codongolev2010-07-24

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

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

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

Do you happen to live in San Diego?

lol nope

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

CreativLiMade (author)2009-07-03

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

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

sparktech (author)chi chi chippy2010-07-14

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

CreativLiMade (author)sparktech2010-07-17

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

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

 Yes i would like to know how to make this also

Ekzile (author)CreativLiMade2009-08-17

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

hasmant (author)CreativLiMade2009-08-04

yeah it look like a fun project

Scythe1157 (author)CreativLiMade2009-07-07

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

kobimaru (author)CreativLiMade2009-07-06

Yes, I rather do.

sparktech (author)2010-07-14

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

CreativLiMade (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.

Frag (author)CreativLiMade2010-05-31

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

CreativLiMade (author)Frag2010-07-03

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.

WANT! either way, +1.

CreativLiMade (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. 

 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

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 =)

WickedFabala (author)2010-03-16

you gonna put up how you made this?

Spycrab (author)2010-02-20

show us how to make this man! :D

Kaiven (author)2010-01-27

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

3RR0R404 (author)2010-01-11

So i'm still waiting for the instructables =)

Twitchyblade (author)2009-10-25

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

3RR0R404 (author)2009-09-01

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

CreativLiMade (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.

padricjoe (author)CreativLiMade2009-08-23

awesome sounds great i cant wait : )

ItsTheHobbs (author)2009-08-20

That's COOL!

Scythe1157 (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.

superhrman (author)Scythe11572009-07-21

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

Scythe1157 (author)superhrman2009-07-21

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.

CreativLiMade (author)Scythe11572009-07-09

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.

CreativLiMade (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!

Scythe1157 (author)CreativLiMade2009-07-07

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

finfan7 (author)2009-06-30

doesn't the cardstock get damaged rather easily?

CreativLiMade (author)finfan72009-07-01

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

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