Personalized Key Holder

Intro Into my Projects..

I’ve decided to take the pictures of my projects and start posting them. Hopefully in the future I will remember to take more pictures so I can actually document the process for others that might want to do something similar.

My First “Documented” Project

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I started out with a piece of scratch wood in the garage and found a font in MS Word that I liked and printed out a sort of stencil. After cutting out the letters and tracing them on the wood, I cut it out with my jig saw and here you go. (I only broke off one letter during the sanding process..)

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After using the router to make the edges pretty and put slots in the back to put in the nail holders, it got a nice dark stain, lacquer and the key holders. Now it has enough hooks to hold all of our keys and then some.

Lessons Learned

  1. A band or scroll saw would be nice for projects like this where there is some tight cutting.. (Maybe one day I will be so lucky..)
  2. Use a HARDWOOD!! I shouldn’t have used the scrap wood in the garage.. I’ve learned that pine breaks very easy and wish I would have used a maple or oak or this project. Between Erika and Myself sanding or dropping or knocking this off the wall. I think ever letter but the ‘O’ has been glued back on.

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