Key Holder

Made by carmeny

The goal of creating this key holder is to have a decorative wall hanging as well as function as a key holder in the living room. The key holder's purpose is to have a designated spot in the house where everyone can easily store and find their keys.

Created: October 21st, 2018

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Intention 

For the final project, I decided to create a key holder because my family has a tendency to lose their keys. With the key holder, it provides everyone with a designated place to store keys as well as serve as decorative wall hanging in the living room. 

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Process

The process of creating this key holder was to first make a modular system. Everyone in family gets one panel for the key holder and can choose to put them together or leave them separate. The first thing was to create the design in fusion 360. Each panel consists of 3 layers of 1/4" plywood, one for the base and two for the outline. The pieces were then laser cut and laminated together. For the key block where the keys attached onto, it was again, designed in fusion 360 and then 3D printed. 

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Unexpected Difficulties

Some unexpected difficulties while putting together the project was that the lamination process was a little tricky. While the glue dried relatively quickly, it was difficult to glue all sides quickly and layer each piece of wood on top. The 3D printed piece was also difficult because it was snug in the holder so the top loop eventually broke off. A quick solution to this was to hot glue the ends back on the block. 

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Final Notes

The project applied all skills learned during the mini. It was a different experience using the hunt laser cutters versus the ones in the School of Architecture. I also learned a new program to model (fusion 360) which made it easier to fabricate the final model.   

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Intention 

The intention of this final project was to create a key holder. My family has a tendency to misplace their keys. Creating this key holder serves as a way to have a decorative wall hanging in the living room as well as provide a dedicated space where everyone's keys could be located easily.   

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Process

The process of creating this key holder was to first model everything in Fusion 360. Each piece is created with a modular system in mind and is fabricated the same. The base was first created and then the outline. Each piece is laser cut into three layers and then laminated to form a singular piece. The key block was also first created in Fusion 360 and then 3D printed.

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Unexpected Difficulties

Some unexpected difficulties while putting together the project was that the lamination process was a little tricky. While the glue dried relatively quickly, it was difficult to glue all sides quickly and layer each piece of wood on top. The 3D printed piece was also difficult because it was snug in the holder so the top loop eventually broke off. A quick solution to this was to hot glue the ends back on the block. 

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Final Notes

The Key Holder was an application of all the skills learned during the mini. It introduced how to use the Hunt laser cutters as well Fusion 360. This allowed for an easier platform to model and fabricate the final project. 

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The goal of creating this key holder is to have a decorative wall hanging as well as function as a key holder in the living room. The key holder's purpose is to have a designated spot in the house where everyone can easily store and find their keys.