Carved Key Head

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Project by BigDaddyO posted 1028 days ago 1242 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Someone else’s post today reminded me of something I did about 3 years ago.

I bought a used Honda Civic and all it came with were those ugly wide head metal keys.
So, i figured I’d carve a nice one. I went to my local Rockler store and picked up a strip of 1/8” Walnut and some Gorilla glue. I spent quite a bit of time cutting and shaping the metal head so it would fit into the carving and yet still supply a secure connection to the key chain.

At the time I didn’t have any carving tools so I used a dremel to carve the H.
It has held up remarkably well considering what keys go through.

The attached pictures were taken today since I can’t find any of the original pictures “if I took any”
Sadly that car probably won’t make it much past this winter as the transmission is just about done for and the car is only worth about $600.

I wanted to make one of these for my other cars but none of them work. My Chevy has Ears on the ignition that prevents a nice sized head and my wife’s car has a chip in the key which I don’t want to mess with.


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#1 posted 1028 days ago

thats pretty cool – i’ve never seen that done before! thanks for sharing..

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#2 posted 1028 days ago

Neat idea!

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#3 posted 1028 days ago

That came out nice. Time to get another Honda!

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#4 posted 1028 days ago

Cool idea.

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#5 posted 1026 days ago

Very clever. A beautiful “one of”.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 1026 days ago

After you get rid of the car, be sure to keep the key around!

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#7 posted 724 days ago


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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