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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:27 am

Looks good Smile

If you haven't already, you may want to look at MAIL for weave tutorials (as well as all kinds of other useful info). There are usually several different ways to make each weave, and trying different methods can help a lot in finding the way that works best for you.


CG Maille is also a good resource, though sadly the creator has decided to discontinue it (the site will stay up, but there won't be any new content added).
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:29 pm

Yup, been spending a fair bit of time on both those sites over the past few days. Very Happy

Managed to get some full persian done today after a failed attempt at elven rope. Gonna try that one again with a higher AR, see if I can manage.
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:12 am

So, a 4.2AR elven rope is a right pain. Managed a few links though before pulling it apart. Regular elf weave came out alright, though doesn't seem to flatten quite right to my eye. Got some boxchain and jens pind linkage knocked out as well. Definitely gonna have to get a wider selection of rings, starting to like this way too much. Shocked



I've got a little soldering clamp that's proven it's worth here as well:

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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:29 pm

VERY well done! Those look fantastic!
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:31 pm

I have to admit, I'm a little pissed off at how easily you seem to be getting some of those weaves lol!

For getting a wider selection of rings, I highly suggest looking into coiling your own. Some people don't like spending the time on coiling/cutting, but it allows you to make rings of whatever AR you need at the time. And if you're just starting out, there's no reason not to use cheap hardware store wire. Plus it's a lot quicker than ordering from TRL and then waiting 2-3 weeks for shipping.
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:40 pm

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I have to admit, I'm a little pissed off at how easily you seem to be getting some of those weaves lol!

Heh, it's not so bad when you've got nothing else to do (besides playing/modding Skyrim, that is). Yay unemployment! Suspect

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For getting a wider selection of rings, I highly suggest looking into coiling your own. Some people don't like spending the time on coiling/cutting, but it allows you to make rings of whatever AR you need at the time. And if you're just starting out, there's no reason not to use cheap hardware store wire. Plus it's a lot quicker than ordering from TRL and then waiting 2-3 weeks for shipping.

Definitely on my to do list, want to try to find some thinner cutting wheels for my Dremel first though. The thinnest ones I have now have a tendency to explode....



Edit: Gave this tutorial a go with slightly different ARs, a bit tight but I'm not complaining:



Got a couple nasty closures in that picture, working on those. Harder to see without the camera zoom.
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:33 pm

Maybe some nasty closures, but otherwise ****ing awesome.

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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:54 pm

Those are lovely Deano! heh all i can think of is "Oooo i wonder what kind of jewelery i could make with those all chain...y...or clothes..ooo chainy clothes..." my focus is exellent! *cough* HAHA!
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:50 pm

Thanks all.

Half Persian 3-1 wrapped around a green glass....thing. No idea honestly, found it laying around.

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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:07 pm

Cool Very Happy I tried my first cab wrapping awhile ago, but I didn't have the right size rings. It looks ok, but isn't a snug fit (the cab can actually be popped out and put back in, heh).

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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:14 pm

Same with the one in that picture. So long as it remains perfectly still on the table it's fine. HAHA!

Thinking about adding either some small chains across the front and back to hold it, or some kind of web. Not sure which I want to try, but I'm pretty sure I don't have small enough rings for either way right now. Argh!
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:27 pm

Another option is to do e4-1 edged with e6-1. It has more of a lip around the cab to keep it in place. That's what I did with mine, and it won't pop out unless I'm deliberately messing with it (though it's very loose--I can hold the cab still and spin the maille around it, which is actually kind of fun).
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:33 am

Hmmm, may have to give that a try. Saw a picture of it earlier and it definitely looked more secure.
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:59 am

Here is the tutorial that I used.
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:15 pm

Nice, I'll give it a go, hopefully I can make it work with the ring sizes I currently have.
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:44 pm

That last ring's a right bastard, innit?





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Tetra-orb (with yet more iffy closures I didn't really notice until I saw the picture >_<, fixed now though)

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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:23 pm

Hehe, looks like a maille tire Very Happy

Those all look really cool. And the picture quality is really great as well--a lot of people have problems with getting decent pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:24 pm

Holy crap, dude! That's amazing work!

As far as finding bad closures goes, don't use your eyes. Use your fingers. You'll feel them catch on partially open links.

If you like wrapping things, try 3/4 Persian. It's like HP, but with one extra row. And I'll admit to not being entirely disinterested here--I want to see how it works, and don't want to do it myself Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:25 pm

Nice work Deano! *steals them* yoink!
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:40 pm

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Hehe, looks like a maille tire Very Happy

If they made a snow tire with that tread, I would buy it.

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Those all look really cool. And the picture quality is really great as well--a lot of people have problems with getting decent pictures.

Not bad for using paper I pulled out of the printer for a backdrop eh?

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Holy crap, dude! That's amazing work!

As far as finding bad closures goes, don't use your eyes. Use your fingers. You'll feel them catch on partially open links.

Oi! That's brilliant. With the number of hours I've spent sanding various projects, you'd think that would've occurred to me.

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If you like wrapping things, try 3/4 Persian. It's like HP, but with one extra row. And I'll admit to not being entirely disinterested here--I want to see how it works, and don't want to do it myself Very Happy

Gonna have to find something a bit bigger to wrap, starting to run low on some of the smaller rings already. Poke!

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Nice work Deano! *steals them* yoink!

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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:41 am

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If they made a snow tire with that tread, I would buy it.
They've made a lunar rover with maille tires.

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Not bad for using paper I pulled out of the printer for a backdrop eh?
I was referring more to the fact that the rings are actually in focus Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:53 pm

Ah, that. Indeed, I only had to take each picture a minimum of three times.
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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:29 pm

Just got an order from TRL. Roughly 500ft of aluminum, 100ft each of brass and bronze, 10 25ft rolls of enameled copper in different colors, an assortment of anodized aluminum rings (500 of each color), a pound of bright aluminum rings (a few thousand of them), two ounces of niobium rings (one green bag, and one mixed bag), and a bunch of clasps.

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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Tue May 01, 2012 10:48 pm

In the last week I've thought really hard about getting into this. I think I will soon.

I'm going to Utah's Renaissance fair this weekend. I should see lots of chainmail there.

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PostSubject: Re: Chainmail Thread!   Fri May 04, 2012 7:24 pm

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Just got an order from TRL. Roughly 500ft of aluminum, 100ft each of brass and bronze, 10 25ft rolls of enameled copper in different colors, an assortment of anodized aluminum rings (500 of each color), a pound of bright aluminum rings (a few thousand of them), two ounces of niobium rings (one green bag, and one mixed bag), and a bunch of clasps.

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Nice! Whatchya plan on making?
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