Want something no one else has got? Simple to make yet stylish?
Then this project is for you. Suitable for beginners
upwards. It teaches you some basic turning skills.
It can be made on any small to medium sized metal lathe, and only
requires that you have a knurling tool to emboss the pattern, in either
a linear form as shown, or standard diamond style.
Here's another look at the finished result.
The tag shown was machined from small diameter stainless steel solid
round stock, but
you could use aluminium or brass to get a similar clean, durable, non
tag. These alternative metals are also easier to machine.
I originally put this on my YouTube channel as a mystery metal lathe
project, but then added this page to identify it as a simple metal
which creates a metal key tag for your car, house, or whatever.
The video below shows the steps involved, and links to my Xynudu
channel which is metal lathe related.
You can bore out the centre further, to make the tag as light as you
Happy turning, and I trust it all turns out well for you.