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Redditor drewsaysgoveg made this cool DIY key rack from spare keys. He secured the keys in a vice and carefully curled them by tapping them with a hammer, only breaking two in the process.

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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


  • http://www.facebook.com/TimGray4 Timothy Gray

    Adding heat will solve the breaking process. Keys are brass so even low heat from a pipe torch will make a huge difference in bending with cracking or breaking.

    • Matt Richardson

      There was a conversation about using heat in the Reddit comments and I meant to include that point in the blog post, but somehow it slipped my mind. Thanks for mentioning it, I’m sure that will be very helpful to people who want to try something like this.

  • Niall

    Cool idea but can’t help thinking screws would have been better and made more sense than gluing them on like that.

    • http://www.havalandirmaci.net Havalandırma

      Cool idea but can’t help thinking screws would have been better and made more sense than gluing them on like that.

  • http://www.wodilog.com Sean

    Is this what people mean when they say “meta”?

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