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Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key in polished bronze steel.

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Snake Key in polished bronze steel.
Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key in polished bronze steel.
Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key in polished bronze steel.

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Snake Key 3d printed The Snake Key fits bottle caps perfectly
Snake Key 3d printed The Snake Key fits bottle caps perfectly

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Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key in polished bronze steel.
Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key in polished bronze steel.

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Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key with the tritium vial installed, in the dark.
Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key with the tritium vial installed, in the dark.

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Snake Key 3d printed Day time view of the Snake Key with the tritium vial installed.
Snake Key 3d printed Day time view of the Snake Key with the tritium vial installed.

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Snake Key 3d printed The debossed logo seen here is the Snake Key logo.
Snake Key 3d printed The debossed logo seen here is the Snake Key logo.

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Snake Key 3d printed The ruler is set to work from the flat edge, with an extra dot mark by the 1 and 2 inch measurements.
Snake Key 3d printed The ruler is set to work from the flat edge, with an extra dot mark by the 1 and 2 inch measurements.

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Snake Key 3d printed This print ended up looking a lot more polished than my previous prints.
Snake Key 3d printed This print ended up looking a lot more polished than my previous prints.

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Snake Key 3d printed The Snake Key with its prototype. I've used the prototype for 3 months now and it has worked quite well.
Snake Key 3d printed The Snake Key with its prototype. I've used the prototype for 3 months now and it has worked quite well.

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Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key in polished bronze steel.
Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key in polished bronze steel.

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Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key in polished bronze steel.
Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key in polished bronze steel.

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Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key in polished bronze steel.
Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key in polished bronze steel.

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Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key in polished bronze steel.
Snake Key 3d printed Snake Key in polished bronze steel.

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Snake Key 3d printed On the prototype I printed my name. I will likely include a customization feature in the future with this as well.
Snake Key 3d printed On the prototype I printed my name. I will likely include a customization feature in the future with this as well.

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Snake Key 3d printed This shows possible print defects that can occur.
Snake Key 3d printed This shows possible print defects that can occur.

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Snake Key 3d printed The print below the Snake Key is an early concept that I printed in basic stainless steel. This newest version of the Snake Key (top) is quite shiny, so it's hard to capture the polished bronze coat on the surface.
Snake Key 3d printed The print below the Snake Key is an early concept that I printed in basic stainless steel. This newest version of the Snake Key (top) is quite shiny, so it's hard to capture the polished bronze coat on the surface.

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Snake Key 3d printed Day time view of the Snake Key with the tritium vial installed.
Snake Key 3d printed Day time view of the Snake Key with the tritium vial installed.

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Snake Key 3d printed
Snake Key 3d printed

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Snake Key

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  • 3D printed in Polished Bronze Steel: Enhanced bronze color, polished to a mild sheen with visible print lines.
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The Snake Key:
This is the Snake Key. The Snake Key hooks on to your pocket and gives you easy access to your keys. It also has a bottle opener and a slot where a 1.5X6mm tritium vial can be epoxied into place. The long bottom edge has a ruler with notches every quarter inch from 1 to 2.75 inches.

About Tritium Vials:
For more information on tritium vials, see  http://www.mixglo.com/. These guys have a really professional site and a great Q&A tab which has answers a lot of basic questions.
I bought my tritium vial on Banggood.com
Tritium vials aren't always in stock on the sites which usually sell them (unless buying in bulk on amazon) so you may need to browse a bit.
TAKE NOTE: It is likely that your model will have a slightly bumpy surface on all the interior edges. Tritium vials are made of glass and will break if you try and force it. Use a rotary tool, if necessary, to clear out the burrs on the interior of the tritium vial slot. For my own Snake Key, this was not necessary, but it is something to keep in mind.

About Epoxy:
I used Gorilla Glue Clear Epoxy to set my tritium vial into place and it really worked well. I've only done this once so I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The epoxy was mostly hard to the touch after 5 minutes and it is clear enough to allow light through. Regardless of which type of epoxy or glue you use, I recommend testing it on a piece of clear plastic to see if you're happy with the clarity, and also to get a feel for the viscosity of the glue.  
What's in the Box
INCM
Snake Key
Polished Bronze Steel
Width
8.1 cm
Height
1.7 cm
Depth
0.5 cm

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