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      05-15-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Exclusive Keyring -Sad old git comes good.

I received my very exclusive key ring yesterday from Michael (Merlin335i)

It's a real piece of work in the real sense, and is a wonderful piece of engineering.

It's crafted in Titanium, and I'll let the pics tell the story:






The original post from Michael can be found here:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=833166

So if you want to be Uber cool and one of a very few people who will own such an exclusive work of art, get your orders in now.

It's worth noting than Michael is doing the work as a favour to Forum members only, and is not a commercial venture,so the availability is time limited, and on a demand only basis.

Thanks Michael,the key ring has already drawn much comment,all complimentary
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      05-15-2013, 02:53 PM   #2
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Shouldn't you have a four pot key ring?
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      05-16-2013, 01:50 AM   #4
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I have also received my key ring, work of art doesn't start to describe it. I feel proud that i have such a limited edition item in my pocket.

If only i could download pictures onto this site..........

Merlin, you my friend are a craftsman.



(turn your screens upside down )

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      05-16-2013, 07:37 AM   #5
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I have also received my key ring, work of art doesn't start to describe it. I feel proud that i have such a limited edition item in my pocket.

If only i could download pictures onto this site..........

Merlin, you my friend are a craftsman.



(turn your screens upside down )
Gordon,

At least you have hung it from the correct end, unlike some (Ian)

Michael.
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      05-16-2013, 09:38 AM   #6
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FAO:

SCSRe92 & DocK is the USA.

Safety_James, RCUK, AWBimmer, dopper99 in the UK.

Having declared an interest in having one, you should have all received PM's with details of Key Ring over a week ago, I have not had a reply from you, absolutely no problem if you are not interested (less work for me)

But it would be good to know if you are in or out, so I can plan things and tell those who are patiently waiting for news as to whether there is enough interest to warrant making the Stainless Steel batch or another Titanium one, then the other members will know where they stand.

If I do not hear from you in the next 48 hrs, I will assume you are not interested, and remove you from my list. Not me throwing my toys, just being fair to other members.

Thanks.

Michael.

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      05-16-2013, 10:46 AM   #7
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Gordon,

At least you have hung it from the correct end, unlike some (Ian)

Michael.
"Any hole is a goal"..........

If your interested in getting Merlin/Michael to make you one then i would get in quick.

I hope they don't becuase my one becomes less exclusive and poor Michael has more work to do
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I received my key ring a couple of days ago. Michael did an amazing job, the quality is fantastic! Unique doesn't quite describe it, part of me hopes that no one else orders one as I like the idea of owning a VERY limited edition keyring.

Michael, excellent job, thank you.
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      05-16-2013, 03:01 PM   #9
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Can't wait for mine!

Damn international shipping!
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I'm thrilled with mine too. Due to the thickness I was a little concerned with it bending but I needn't have worried. The titanium is very strong.

This is a great product, I can't see why everyone wouldn't want one.
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Mine arrived too and I love it

I'd really like to hear how you went about doing this Michael; from where you got the sizes and scale of the gasket, to the software you used and ultimately the cutting.

Thanks again you sad old git
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Ok I need this in my life, pm on its way!
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I hope they don't becuase my one becomes less exclusive and poor Michael has more work to do
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part of me hopes that no one else orders one as I like the idea of owning a VERY limited edition keyring.
I have an idea, you can send me 500 each, and I won't make anymore
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Nah..Come on boys, make way for the Men.



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Nah..Come on boys, make way for the Men.



2 issues with this:-

1, Ford key (Ka??)

2, 4 pot gasket



P.S. your not right in the head
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2 issues with this:-

1, Ford key (Ka??)

2, 4 pot gasket

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Your missing the other gasket
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Ford key (Ka??)
Actually it is an *AH860* Ford 2.0L Pinto, as fitted to Cortinas, Escorts, Transits, an early Sierras .

If anybody is interested I can supply the same as in photo @ 4.50 each
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You really are a sad old git......

Can i also ask how you went about making the keyrings? Did you scan the wifes one into a laser cutter and whatch it go or is it hand crafted with a miniture file and saw
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You really are a sad old git......

Can i also ask how you went about making the keyrings? Did you scan the wifes one into a laser cutter and whatch it go or is it hand crafted with a miniture file and saw
No, the OH's one was a 3-Cylinder *made up* one not a real scale version and she has had it for 30 years.

Several have now asked how, with what, which software, etc etc, lets just say I work for a gasket manufacturer
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Guys, ask him for a brief run down of his employment history.
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