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How to Make a Compact Keychain

Check out this novel way to keep your keys together.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TIP: If the screw is too big, use a drill to enlarge the key holes.
  • Step 3: Add a washer Thread a washer onto the screw; then add your keys. Fasten the bolt closed with the fastener.
  • Step 4: Put drops on Put a few drops of thread locking compound on the screw to prevent it from loosening.
  • FACT: In 1922, two men escaped an Oswego, New York jail cell by fashioning a spoon into a makeshift key.

You Will Need

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

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