Try This: Projects for the Kitchen

A guide to simple, affordable do-it-yourself projects for the kitchen.

Keys such as this were used to adjust every thing from skates to the gas flow of radiators. Making them into pulls requires a bit of work, but the result is well worth the effort. The square hole in their base will need to be “tapped” at your local machine shop. This simple process creates a threaded sleeve for the bolt to screw into. Although not an easy DIY project for the home craftsman, tapping is Machine Shop 101, so don’t be intimidated if you find a handsome handful of skate keys.
Photo By Susan Wasinger