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I got ask by a friend to remake her a key holder in a specific design. I used a photo as reference to create this wall hanging key holder.

I took the opportunity to incorporate metal into wood. I used an iron tube as the bases and an iron rod as the hooks.

In order to hold the tube firmly for handling, I cut a v groove into a piece of wood with a 90° slot to cut the tubes in 6cm pieces.


I bend the rod to 90° and cut the angled piece of.



So I got 6 base pieces and 6 hook pieces. Since I have no welder I had to find an other method to mount the hooks to the bases.


I used a piece of wood with a hole and a slot to hold the hooks in the vise. Then I used a cutter to create threads on one end of the hooks.


The v groove jig helped to hold the tubes on the drill press. I drilled holes into the tubes slightly smaller than the hooks.


Then I took a cutter to tap the threads onto the hooks.


Unfortunately the wall thickness of the tubes was to thin to hold the hooks firmly with the threads only. So I used nuts inside the tubes to keep the hooks in place.


The result was mounted hooks.


I finished them with silver spray paint and spray lacquer afterwards.


Now to the more woodworking part: The frame. I cut a board of spruce into 4 square pieces and gave them 45 degree ends.


In order to mount the key hooks, I used a forstner bit a fraction bigger than the diameter of the tube to create a recesses.


I put some beeswax mineral oil mixture into the recesses to lubricate the hooks, so that they turn easily.


Then I could assemble the whole frame with the hooks in the centre.


On the back side I created some recesses for wall mounting plates with my router.
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In the end I covered the hooks and gave all some coats of white spray paint.


Thanks for reading!

Cheers,
Daniel

I also made a video. Please check out and subscribe:

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Very cool.
Thanks for the extensive pictures and video.
Well done.
 
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