Key holder...The most expensive piddle project I have made

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Project by BusterB posted 630 days ago 977 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my sons 16th birthday, we bought him a pick-up. This past January he experienced the fun and excitement of driving on black ice. After a tad bit of highway ballet he struck a tree and then ran into a shallow (thankfully) stream. Bottom line he was ok and over next couple of months we rebuilt the truck. As with most of my mechanical projects, I had a big box of parts left over when finished. One of the items in the magic box was the logo placard off the bed of his truck. After studying on what to do with it, I decided to make a key board. The level of difficulty was probably a negitive number on a 10 scale. Simple but expensive momento of my son’s first love….

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#1 posted 630 days ago

A learning experience and a good reminder!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 630 days ago

Glad all came out OK!

That was a “dinger”, could’ve been worse…...
Could’ve been a “Hum Dinger”!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 630 days ago

I think all of our five kids had a wreck within the first year of driving…one way or another….In fact, I’m pretty sure I did as well.. Nice looking Key rack

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#4 posted 629 days ago

He will remember that drive always.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 629 days ago

Not that expensive, he walked away from a wreck only with damaged pride.
The rest is just auto bodywork

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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#6 posted 629 days ago

very cool project!

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#7 posted 624 days ago

Glad your son was OK. Experience is the best teacher. Black ice is almost impossible to detect until too late.
My aunt hit some black ice on I-70 in eastern Ohio- she did two or three 360’s before backing into the guardrail. She never saw it.

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