I have a key that I had made as a backup to a side by side that I own, but because it is Chinese, I cannot seem to find anyone that’s stocks the correct key blank. The closest one I have been able to find is slightly too thick, and will not fit in the ignition.
I am not a machinist, but it would seem that there should be a simple way using a jig to bring down the overall thickness of the key on both sides as long as I know the correct measurement. Can someone confirm this, and do I need special training on any of the equipment, or is there someone that could help me out with this? I have seen a similar process when people make knives, and sand them or grind them down to a uniform thickness on each side.