Ferrari Piston Keychain by Discommon Goods

May 26, 2016

Category: Gear

You may or may not have noticed the recent ‘miniature cooking’ trend that has been making the rounds on the web as of late. Folks have been taking on the challenge of cooking complicated meals that aren’t larger than your thumbnail not because they want to eat it – but because it is a fun engineering challenge. Scale just about anything down enough and you’ll run into really interesting problems. That is what the team at Discommon Goods learned when they manufactured this keychain sized replica of a 2000 Ferrari Formula 1 piston rod assembly.

After getting their hands on a real piston rod salvaged from a blown engine, the crew at Discommon scanned it, and got to the long and hard work of miniaturizing a working replica. In order to get the cast silver piston to move freely on the carbon connecting rod, the machinists had to use a special laser welding technology and forge the carbon rod around a silver bearing. The result of all this hard work is something that true lovers of Ferraris and engineering (to risk sounding redundant) will treasure. Hard work doesn’t come cheap, however. This American made keychain retails for $450. [Purchase]

Ferrari Piston Keychain by Discommon Goods 1

Ferrari Piston Keychain by Discommon Goods 2

Ferrari Piston Keychain by Discommon Goods 3

Ferrari Piston Keychain by Discommon Goods 4

Ferrari Piston Keychain by Discommon Goods 5

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Gear

Upgrade Your WFH Uniform With Faherty's Legend Hoodie & Sweatpants

An ultra-comfortable athleisurewear set made from a Spandex-infused viscose-poly blend.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner

Take On The Cold In Style With Moose Knuckle's Down 'Valleyfield' Jacket

A field coat with a performance-laminated shell and RDS-certified goose down.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

Rimowa Releases a Sling Clutch Bag in Its Trademark Aluminum Silhouette

A versatile mini take on the iconic luxury brand's aesthetic.

Posted By

Oct 22, 2021

Featured Image

LEGO Launches a 3,955-Piece ‘Home Alone’ Set Just in Time for the Holidays

The iconic movie is reimagined as LEGO's largest idea set to date.

Posted By

Oct 21, 2021

Featured Image

Red Wing & GORE-TEX Collab on a Membrane-Equipped Classic Moc Boot

Treating the American-made 1952 boot model to a waterproof & breathable lining.

Posted By

Oct 20, 2021

Featured Image

Hot Wheels Rolls Out an Ultra-Detailed Mid-Engined V8 Batmobile RC Car

A 19.5", 15-mph remote-control version of the Ash Thorp-designed Batmobile.

Posted By

Oct 20, 2021