I haven’t done any pen-kit style turning in a while, but I’ve been meaning to make these kits for a while. I got a handful of these on sale a while back and never got around to making them. I decided to make a present for my wife this afternoon, and turned these little guys out of the mystery wood offcuts from my saw handle. There is some really nice curl in the section I cut off, and I wanted to show it off. I finished them with my standard mix of Walnut Oil, and alternating coats of oil and superglue.
These key rings have a little bit of a secret. They look like standard key fobs, but the top screws off to reveal a small tube inside. Not very useful unless you want to have toothpicks with you always. I’m going to use mine to keep a couple of pills in, for just in case I forget in the morning before heading to work. The older you get, the more pills you have to take it seems. I’ve got one that I need take daily, and sometimes I miss it rushing to the bus. My stomach will not be happy with me if I skip it, so I thought I’ll keep a spare on me for rushed mornings.