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Woodruff Keys in classic and vintage cars were invented to firmly locate one metal component to another so that when put under load, neither part was able to move. Woodruff Keys come in a multitude of sizes and are usually half moon in shape and designed to sit proud of and slot into a pre-formed key way on a metal shaft. The other component is then slid onto the shaft and located over the top of the Woodruff Key, a pre-formed channel cut in that component enabling this to happen. Examples of this could apply to classic car wheel hub on a taper, or a gear wheel sitting on a layshaft.