KEY ORGANIZER

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About: I make things in my home shop. YouTube channel link... https://www.youtube.com/derekconwayTX

I make these KEY ORGANIZERS on a regular basis for people. To my knowledge it is original but I'm sure someone somewhere has made one similar to this. This particular one was made for Matt DiResta.

Click the thumbnail above to watch the video of the make.

Click through the steps for pics and instructions on how to make this.

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Step 1: CUT, FILE, DRILL.

I use 3mm aluminum to make these.

A template is used to draw the outline onto the aluminum.

Then cut the shape with bandsaw, low speed to avoid heating the blade.

File the burrs and sand both sides with 120 grit sandpaper.

Drill holes on each end.

NEXT STEP...

Step 2: CUSTOMIZE AND BEND THE FORM.

I like to stamp my name with a metal punch set. I stamped DiResta on the other side in this case.

Then bend the organizer evenly and slowly so the drilled holes line up perfectly.

NEXT STEP...

Step 3: ASSEMBLE.

You will need a binding post and flat rubber washers.

Slide rubber washer onto binding post first.

Insert post into outside of one hole in organizer.

Then add another washer, then key, then washer, then key, ect...

I like to add a belt clip. This is very convenient and adds easy access to your keys.

NOTE, the thinner the washer, the more keys will fit into the organizer. Matt DiResta is using three keys so this unit was made for three keys.

LAST STEP!...

Step 4: USE THE KEY ORGANIZER!

Have fun using your key organizer!

Don't forget to check out the video by clicking the thumbnail above!!

THANK YOU AND FOLLOW ME ON INSTRUCTABLES!!

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    LawrenceB15

    2 years ago

    I wish I had seen this before I bought my Keysmart holder. They're nice but pricey.

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    Derek DC ConwayLawrenceB15

    Reply 2 years ago

    I've seen those too, pretty cool. But all of mine are handmade in USA lol

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    LawrenceB15Derek DC Conway

    Reply 2 years ago

    Yeah, at the time I was looking for a way to eliminate the bulky ring I had. I'm more of a wood working guy so I thought making one myself would be beyond my ability. But after seeing how you did it I think maybe I could try. Very nice work!

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    mskodack

    2 years ago

    What is the black ink you used to darken the punched letters shown in your video?

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    Derek DC Conwaymskodack

    Reply 2 years ago

    It was some kind of craft paint, or finger paint. I had it close by and grabbed it spur of the moment...worked out very well too.

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    DylanD581

    2 years ago

    Awesome key organizer! I like that you branded it.

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