Create your key hanger with magnets

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Neodymium magnets are especially suitable for applications like key hangers. Neodymium has the strongest magnetic field of all the materials used to make magnets. Therefore, the magnet can also be of relatively small size, since the holding force is sufficient.

Neodymium blocks as magnetic material for keychain

Surely everyone will have experienced a situation similar to the following:  You have to leave the house quickly and suddenly the keys cannot be found. You are forced to start looking in all the most unlikely places, until you finally discover the keys, in the place you least suspected. To avoid these types of annoying and slow searches in the future, there is an elegant and useful method; a magnetic key hanger. We can do it ourselves with some skill and buying some materials to make it.

 

Magnetic keychain made of neodymium discs

Which option is the most appropriate to store all the keys near the door? A magnetic keychain attached, screwed or nailed to the correct height and near the door, is a correct solution as a storage place for the keys. This highly visible location has two advantages. On the one hand, when entering the house, it is possible to hang the key ring in a fixed place near the main door. On the other hand, when leaving the house, the keychain, which is hung in sight, is a reliable guarantee that you will not forget it and that you will close the door.

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To make the magnetic keychain, you need the following individual components:

  •         Two wooden boards, which are already cut to the desired length
  •          Glue for wood
  •         Small nails and nail gun or hammer.
  •         Four magnets in the form of neodymium discs, approximately 6 mm in diameter.
  •         A wood drill with a diameter of 6 mm.
  •         Glue for gluing neodymium magnets.
  •         Hammer to hammer in the nails.

The installation of the key hanger is relatively simple.

The two pieces of wood, can be cut to the desired length, to accommodate the key. The first wooden board will be the back of the keychain and then it will hang vertically in the main door. The other wooden board later represents the bottom of the key ring, at right angles to be used as a base.

Both wooden boards are glued together at right angles, like an L in cross section.

The lower base part of the magnetic key ring, is to be drilled with four holes with a diameter of 6mm.

For the four neodymium discs, apply a small amount of glue to the back and tap magnet gently into the holes created. When the glue is dry, we can place the key ring on the side of the door approximately at eye level.

 

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Conclusion

Neodymium magnets are especially suitable for applications such as key rings. Neodymium has the strongest magnetic field of all the materials used to make magnets. Therefore, the magnet can also be of relatively small size, since the holding force is sufficient.

You can also use neodymium blocks as retaining magnets or, neodymium hooks. The neodymium hooks have the advantage of having the usual shape of a hook for the key ring.

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