Ever tried outfitting your keyring or your heavy-duty carabiner with an unfriendly-sized object but just couldn’t find a good way to make it happen? Reader Jeremie writes in with a simple solution.
This is a quick and easy keychain I made from 2 common household items: the spring arm of a binder clip and the plastic ring from a CD spindle. The advantage to this type of keychain is that it is very easy to quickly add and remove items from the ring
These are all the materials you need: one spring arm from the binder clip and one washer. Many types of washers will work, though I used a plastic one from a CD spindle.
This worked perfectly with my flash drive, which has a loop that is too wide for a regular ring keychain and not wide enough for a carabiner clip.
The benefit of the washer is that it easily loops through a carabiner.
This is one of those smart little hacks that probably doesn’t have that broad of an appeal, but if you’ve ever looked for a good solution to a similar problem, this seems like a workable one. It doesn’t do much more than attaching a more standard keyring to the carabiner might, but it does add a nice quick-release feature that you may not otherwise get—plus it’s a great use of some common office supplies.
Stu’s Keyring [Picasa]