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I designed this key turner especial for people that have arthirits or have a hard time turning keys. It's a simple design made of wood band it helps tremendously in reducing the amount of torque needed to turn a key along with providing a greater surface area to hold on to.

If there is anything that i could fix please tell me. this is my first instructable.

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Step 1: Materials Needed

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For this project you will need three pieces of wood.
- .75 x 1.5 x 2.25 in.
- .75 x .5 x 1.5 in.
- .75 x .75 x 4 in.
(If you already have these peices you can skip to step 6, if not i will show you how I cut them out from a peice of wood that is 1.5 x 1.5 x 24 )
(Try to get the a hard wood that doesn't split easily down the grain)

As for the actual tools, you will need:
- A ruler
- A pen
- C clamps (optional)
- A saw (hand held, table, or band saw)
- Grinding sticks and/or sandpaper (optional)
- A drill
- A wood 3/32 inch drill bit
- Screws that can be 1" or 1 1/4"
- Wood glue (optional)

Step 2: Cutting into the basic peices

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1. Take your ruler, pen, and wood.
2. Measure out 1.5 inches, 2.25 inches, and then 4 inches (each measurment starts at the end of the other)

Step 3: The First Cut

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Simply cut the wood down the lines you created (I used clamps to help me hold it down, since I cut them by hand)

Then draw a strait line separating the wood into two equal parts and cut 

Step 4:

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Now get the 4 and 1.5 inch peices and draw a strait line separating the 4  inch peice in half ( .75 of an inch ) and draw a line on the 1.5 inch peice that is .5 inches away from the edge.

(The pen marks should be drrwan on the freashly cut surface or the one on the opposite side )

Then cut

Step 5: The Wooden Peices

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Once you've cut them you have the 3 basic peices :)
That's genious!
bertus52x112 years ago
Don't be too modest about your instructable! After all you've got featured on the home page! Congrats!
yongeeks2 years ago
Excellent. Thank you for posting this one. I don't have arthiritis, but I do have fairly small hands: sometimes when I'm opening an especially difficult lock, the edges of the key dig into my fingers, and that hurts!

PDRWLSN4 years ago
Most excellent idea, I will probably be needing this in just a few more years. better make one while I still am able. You got my vote. Thanks.
Phil B4 years ago
Thank you for presenting a nicely done, useful Instructable. Although I do not (yet) have the problem you are addressing, I am sure many do and need someone to build this for them. I hope you will continue to publish new Instructables. When I joined Instructables in July of '08 I thought I might have 30 or so things I wanted to share as an Instructable. Although I was sure I would run out of ideas, I now have 151 published with ideas for a few more. Do not be discouraged when you publish something really helpful, but some guy who has never published anything tears your Instructable apart over some minor aspect of it that really does not matter. A friend of mine thinks these guys are just jealous. I have begun to respond to them along these lines: "Thank you for your comment. I hope you will publish your first Instructable soon so we can comment on your efforts." Also, do not worry too much if there is something in your Instructable that needs "fixing." I began by trying to get everything perfect. Since I have come to realize that we can all help one another grow in seeing new ways to improve and expand each other's ideas by making helpful comments.