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KeyStache - Magnetic Key Storage

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An old, rough-sawn piece of American walnut. That's how every KeyStache starts, just a formless board from a wood kiln in Louisville, KY. Each is then precisely cut, distressed and stained with a natural wood dye. An amber shellac topcoat protects the KeyStache, so you will be able to throw keys at it for years to come. Finally, a dark wax is applied to highlight the nicks and dings, finishing the units off with a calm matte finish. Honestly, it is impossible to capture the beauty of the finish by camera, really you should see one in person.

Are you proud to be an American? Do you like nice things? Hand made in the good ol' USA: $29
Are you proud to be an American? Do you like nice things? Hand made in the good ol' USA: $29
One magnet, for one set of keys, how simple. THE KEY: $19
One magnet, for one set of keys, how simple. THE KEY: $19
The iconic mustache shape, also know as THE STACHE: $35
The iconic mustache shape, also know as THE STACHE: $35
This ones called MOBY, it even has 4 magnets! $35
This ones called MOBY, it even has 4 magnets! $35
For my fellow Kentuckians, and anyone else who loves THE BLUEGRASS: $35
For my fellow Kentuckians, and anyone else who loves THE BLUEGRASS: $35
For all the avid fly-fisherman, or those aspiring to be.. TROUTSKEY: $35
For all the avid fly-fisherman, or those aspiring to be.. TROUTSKEY: $35
A classy shape, for classy people, FLEUR DE KEY: $35
A classy shape, for classy people, FLEUR DE KEY: $35
So many possibilities here, let your creativity shine. TRIANGLES: $43
So many possibilities here, let your creativity shine. TRIANGLES: $43

The Magnets

Each design currently incorporates 3-4 rare earth magnets. The prototypes use a magnet with 25 pounds of pull force, plenty to hold even a small key ring in place. However, a more powerful magnet may be used in the final design. KeyStache is held to the wall with extreme 3m tape, it works wonderfully on any surface.

Note: Magnets do NOT damage small electronics with flash memory, cellphones, flash drives, iPods, car key security chips, etc. They CAN damage certain magnetic media, such as credit cards, I.D. cards, and cassette tapes.

STICK IT RIGHT ON THE REFRIGERATOR! WOAH.
STICK IT RIGHT ON THE REFRIGERATOR! WOAH.

I love entrepreneurship... I want KeyStache to be the stepping stone into a micro-enterprise that designs, develops and sells a variety of locally-made, everyday items. Quality, functionality and simplistic design are the principles that I seek to embody in every piece of woodworking. Meanwhile, each product being unique to provide a positive experience again and again. 

 Special thanks to Logan Rose, Ben Rickard, Katie Meek and Dad for all the help!

Risks and challenges

I have been blessed with a woodworking shop capable of putting KeyStache into production. This means, I will personally make each and every unit. I prefer it this way; I will be able to ensure the highest possible quality, while adding my own artistic touch to each piece of walnut.

In my opinion, the only real risk is the fact that I am a college student, taking a medium course load this semester. The bulk of my course load is online, leaving me with ample time for this project. My studies are a priority, however I do not expect this to effect the project.

I fully expect KeyStache to ship out before mid-December.

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    THE KEY. One magnet, one set of keys, simple.

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    USA. Handmade in America, nuff said.

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    FLUER-DE-KEY. Yep, you will receive the feur-de-lis shaped KeyStache - how classy.

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    TROUTSKEY. The name says it all, one trout shaped KeyStache.

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    MOBY. Alright, you get a whale shaped KeyStache, the only shape with 4 magnets!

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    THE STACHE. You will receive the iconic mustache shaped KeyStache.

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    THE BLUEGRASS. For the locals- an awesome KeyStache in the shape of our great state, Kentucky.

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    INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING! Any KeyStache you want, shipped anywhere you want.

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    TRIANGLES. The possibilities are endless.

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    Combo Pack! You can pick any two KeyStache shapes!

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    A custom KeyStache! I will craft a custom Keystache based on any template you send me!
    Maximum dimension: 6x15

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