How to build a wood key chain in 10 minutes

Hi! This post is about building a wood key chain in less than 10 minutes. The overall process takes a bit more, but if we deduct the glue drying time the rest of the work is quite fast.

Nobody asked me to make a wood key chain but when I’ve found a small piece of oak wook in my garaje I felt that I had to do something with it rahter then using as fire wood.

Here are the two pieces of oak wood I’ve started off with. As you can see the first piece has a dark color while the second one more brighter almost white.

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I’ve cut three 1 x 1cm and two 1.5 x 1 cm thick sticks on the circular saw and then glued all toegheter like in the below picture.

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Once the glue dryied I cut some 1cm thick slices but this time in a perpendicular direction and then glued all slices toegheter again to obtain a nice texture.

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After the glue dried I did some sanding and cut the desired key chain shapes on the band saw. I had plenty of materials so a did four different shapes, one circular and three regtangluar onces.

To cut the circular shape I used the band saw and then the lathe to round the edges.

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After the final sanding I applied two coats of transparnt wood finishing wax to get a shiny look.  Here is the final product, nothing sofisticated but for a ~ 10 minutes work I think it turned out well.

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