How to Make a Compact Keychain

Check out this novel way to keep your keys together.


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You Will Need

  • A Chicago screw
  • A washer
  • Thread-locking compound
  • A drill (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Determine screw length

    Decide how many keys you want on the keychain to determine the length of the screw you will be purchasing.

  2. Step 2

    Take keys

    Take your keys to your local hardware store and purchase a Chicago screw that will fit through the keychain holes in your keys.

  3. If the screw is too big, use a drill to enlarge the key holes.

  4. Step 3

    Add a washer

    Thread a washer onto the screw; then add your keys. Fasten the bolt closed with the fastener.

  5. Step 4

    Put drops on

    Put a few drops of thread locking compound on the screw to prevent it from loosening.

  6. In 1922, two men escaped an Oswego, New York jail cell by fashioning a spoon into a makeshift key.