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Home Made Keychain Prybar 8467

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Home Made Keychain Prybar
« on: December 10, 2006, 10:47:36 PM »
For when you don't want to mess up your knife or screwdriver prying things. The Dasco ultra minibar is cheap. Around $3 and made of high carbon steel and is pretty strong. All I used was a Dremel and it took aroud 30min to make.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,370 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2006, 11:15:05 PM »
Tree bucks huh?  I can see I am going to have to start saving for one!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2006, 11:41:36 PM »
I broke the tip off a nice knife once, prying with it even though I knew better. Wish I would have had one of those with me.

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
No Life Club Posts: 1,553 4x4 since '74
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006, 12:09:57 AM »
Handy and homemade.  I rounded the corners off my mini prybar after removing the end.  Carry it in a shirt pocket.

I keep a larger prybar wrapped with 550 paracord in my pack.

Retired engineer, author.

A man with one multitool always knows exactly which to use. A man with many multitools is never quite sure. - parnass
Sr. Member Posts: 329
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2006, 09:12:28 PM »
Little bit cheaper than one of those Atwood whatchamahizzits.
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Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006, 03:09:10 AM »
I think Primewood and Parnasswood could both give Atwood some serious competition.  :)

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Hero Member Posts: 756
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2006, 06:33:36 AM »
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Yeah, somebody could make ALL sorts of comments.  Once again, I shall refrain.(But I bet someone won't)


Very nice creative solution to a fairly common problem.  Since I EDC a SwissTool, I use the crate opener/large scredriver as my small task pry bar.  So far it has worked pretty well, but the mods that you guys made look like something I might consider trying.

Thanks for showing them off.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2006, 06:37:19 AM by Travis Autry »
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Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2007, 02:04:29 AM »
Good idea, Def. Great minds think alike!  :D ::)  I got this same idea while looking at that same prybar at my other job. Took it home, ground it down, got it smooth, stood back and liked what I saw. It now resides on my key ring. When I go out bouncers don't like it though so I leave it in the truck. It's paid for itself as I've used it many times.

Splat
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,370 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2007, 02:33:39 AM »
I was actuallt looking at small prybars at the hardware store today- I didn't see anything that particularily jumped out at me, so there's my excuse to go to another one tomorrow!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Hero Member Posts: 906
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2007, 03:31:00 AM »
Oops!  :-[  I meant, Prime77.  Yeah, I thought I'd never really -need- it but the third day I had my multi I needed to pry something and it pained me to use any of the implements in my LM Core. Oh get one already, Def!  :)

Splat
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,370 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2007, 03:46:22 AM »
Maybe I am just holding off to get a +Bianco one!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 3,994 Improvise.
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2007, 05:15:30 AM »
I bought a Craftsman mini prybar yesterday for $4.99.  It's pretty sharp, and the angled end makes it hard for EDC.  I used some weird stretchy tape (might be used for bandages) to wrap the handle.  I'm still looking for a "cheap" one to modify for keychain carry.

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No Life Club Posts: 2,886
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2007, 06:25:18 AM »
I've used mine a couple of times. It's a nice thing to have around.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,370 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2007, 12:26:48 PM »
I keep looking at those and thinking there should be a little "lip" at the base of the prying edge to open bottles?  Is that something only I would think of and should start going back to my meetings, or has anyone else thought of that too?

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 3,994 Improvise.
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2007, 04:51:12 PM »
I keep looking at those and thinking there should be a little "lip" at the base of the prying edge to open bottles?  Is that something only I would think of and should start going back to my meetings, or has anyone else thought of that too?

Def

Prybars and bottle openers...look up a tool called "The Exhumer".  I can't now I'm at work :-\

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Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2007, 05:14:26 PM »
I found it at Home Depot.com  This thing looks awesome  >:D
Cost $17.98

Dead On
Exhumer 9 In. Nail Puller
Model EX9 


This is one versatile tool! It can pull nails, open bottles and, yes, it even has a built in circular saw wrench!

• The Death Stick Exhumer is More than a nail puller - Buried the nail in the wrong board? No worries, just dig it up with the Death Stick Exhumer
• Lose your circular saw wrench? No Problem, the Exhumer's got one built right in.
• Need a Drink? We can't help you there, but if you find a bottle, the Exhumer also comes with a handy bottle opener.
• Buried the nail in the wrong board? No worries, just dig it up with the Death Stick Exhumer
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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,370 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2007, 10:08:56 PM »
Death Stick Exhumer?  Did they get the name from the David Letterman "Top Ten names rejected by Dark Ops Knives?"

Cool looking tool though- I think I may have to check out my local Home Depot...

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Hero Member Posts: 906
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2007, 11:49:29 PM »
I bought a Craftsman mini prybar yesterday for $4.99.  It's pretty sharp, and the angled end makes it hard for EDC.  I used some weird stretchy tape (might be used for bandages) to wrap the handle.  I'm still looking for a "cheap" one to modify for keychain carry.

That's pretty much the same as the one I have. I simply cut the curled end off, drilled a hole at that end, smoothed the edges, and I now EDC it on my keychain.

I dig that Exhumer but methinks it might a slight PITA to EDC.  :D

Splat
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,370 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2007, 01:17:44 AM »
Maybe you just need a man purse? :P

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 3,994 Improvise.
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2007, 02:10:01 AM »
I think the Exhumer I saw at Sears was about $10...and a rusty brown color.  I might buy one just so I can say "Hold on a minute, I'll go get my EXHUMER."

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Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2007, 03:41:02 AM »
I've heard about exuming a dead body, but never about Exuming a buried nail.  :laugh:

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
No Life Club Posts: 3,994 Improvise.
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2007, 03:46:36 AM »
It's a good design I guess, every nail I needed to dig out, I just picked away at the surrounding wood until I could get a grip on it.  As far as I can tell, theres a circular thing on the back of the bar you hammer into the area around the nail, tearing @#$% up!

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No Life Club Posts: 2,886
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2007, 09:23:58 AM »
I found this pic in my picture folder.  But I can't remember where I found it on the web.

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No Life Club Posts: 2,423 Rule #9 - Never go anywhere without a knife.
Re: Home Made Keychain Prybar
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2007, 07:08:41 PM »

 :o

I've redone my Avalanche keys to include a Victorinox original Spartan with a large serrated blade, a Fisher Bullet Space pen and an inexpensive Vaughan pry bar that I cut down to fit in the carrying pouch.

Why do I carry a 45 ?
Because they don't make a 46 !

 

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