This was such a fun project, and I am just way too pleased with the outcome. Hope y’all find the instructions useful!
Now currently I only have two regular keys; one is my house key, and the other is my truck key. I also have a car key, but it is round and plastic so it doesn’t count….anyways, even though I only have two keys at the present I can still fully appreciate just how awesome this idea is and I had to have it.The one above is made from a Leatherman Micra multi tool, which can be bought for around $15. I didn’t want to spend $15 bucks for something I was gonna gut so I went to Home Depot and bought me a $5 Husky mini multi Tool. (I actually bought two since I foresee a couple of friends wanting one)
Note: Don’t throw away any of the washers or spacers!
2) Now that I had the shell hollowed out, I took my keys and figured out how much material I needed to take off in order for them to fit inside and rotate. Then I used a bench grinder to whittle it down to size. I took a tool from the original set out in the shop with me as a guide. You don’t have to get it as small as the tools, but if you want it to rotate fully out, you need to take quite a bit off.
Now since I only have two keys and that isn’t enough to fill the holder, I decided to keep two tools from the original set. I choose the bottle opener and tiny Phillips head.
5) Next I started putting the thing back together. I went ahead and used lock tight on my screws just to be sure it won’t end up backing out over time and I end up loosing my keys.
The order I used was: small washer, house key, spacer, truck key, spacer, tool, spacer, tool, washer.
Note: Since the spacers are larger than the washers, if you find yourself barely out of room, use a washer instead of a spacer.
Total Time: 1 hour
Total Cost: $5