Saturday, August 12, 2017

Micro Torch Keyring

So, I am still out at sea and had some cord left from my Survival Monkey Fist -Deluxe project and decided to do something, for a change, productive: A micro torch key ring!

A what?

Ehrm, let me elaborate: A Micro Torch is match on steroids, enhanced with wax to burn brighter, hotter and LONGER. Which makes it perfect as emergency fire starter or as a flickering light source when you explore that Romanian castles dungeons. You which one: The one with the bunch of coffins littering the floor.

Anyhow, I liked the idea of carrying a match like that with me at all times. Preferably connected to some everyday items like....key rings!

First problem was to find a container for the match: It had to small, light and with potential to be made water proof. The solution was to cut of a length of a ball pen and make a key ring out of it.

But see for yourself!

Ta-daaaah! Nice traditional sailors work!

So kids, pay attention! This is a Micro Torch

And this is a Micro Torch snuggly fitted in a ball pen`s casing.

Complete with matchbox striker. The striker turned AWAY from the match...obviously!

Not much room for movement.

Now the key ring: Make the start for a "round platting" (Sailor lingo...AHRR!)

And work your way up using the same knot...again and again!

Nice looking result!

A diamond knot at the end.

Am well pleased with this!

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