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Stainless Steel Welded Flail
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Stainless Steel Welded Flail
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European 4 in 1 on the handle. It can also be seen as a Captive Roundmaille. Large washers are captive in the European 4 in 1. A 1/4” diameter stainless steel rod then goes through the washers making the handle completely rigid without having to make a weave that is completely rigid. The rings on the European 4 in 1 handle are not welded and don't need to be – they can't bend or move. A lifting eye nut is attached to one end of the rod (seen in the pic above) that goes through the handle and a nut cap is on the other end (not seen). The lifting eye nut can turn freely with the 1/4” rod in the washers. Byzantine 3 chain is attached to the lifting eye nut making a functional universal joint so the wrecking ball and chain will not twist on itself. All rings are welded on the Byzantine 3 Chain and the wrecking ball. The Byzantine 3 Chain is connected to a lifting eye bolt which is attached to the Aura 3 Icosahedron. There are 20 faces on the wrecking ball and 12 vertices. Each side is an Aura 3 Unit and each vertex is 2 washers, a bolt, and a nut cap. 120 stainless steel marbles fill the Aura 3 Icosahedron. The handle and the wrecking ball are balanced at 24 oz each. Fully functional and dangerous.
Stainless steel wrecking ball flail weighing in at 3 lbs 9.8 oz. 12swg with 5/16” id. 14swg with 1/4”, 9/32”, 5/16”, 3/8” id. 16swg with 3/16”, 1/4” id. 120 x 5/16” diameter spheres filling the inside of the Aura 3 Icosahedron. 11 x 10/24 stainless steel screws. 11 x 10/24 stainless steel nut caps. 1 stainless steel nut cap 1/4”. 1 stainless steel lifting eye nut 1/4”. 1 stainless steel lifting eye bolt 1/4”. 12 stainless steel washers 7/8” x 1/4”. 12 stainless steel washers 3/4” x 1/4”. 20 stainless steel washers 1 1/2” x 1/4”. 1 stainless steel washer 9/16 x 1/4”. 1 stainless steel threaded rod 1/4” x 6 1/4”.
673 inert gas stainless steel welded rings
414 butted stainless rings
1087 total rings
Labor, Costs, and Tools:
80 hours over the course of 2 months.
$200 for material supplies
Inert gas welding set up
Thread and dye set
Final asking price: $2000
It is hard to see, but this pic is supposed to show the washers that are captive in the European 4 in 1 handle.
This pic shows the lifting eye nut that it attached to the 1/4" rod which goes through the washers that are captive in the handle - making the Byzantine 3 Chain free to rotate.
This pic shows the lifting eye bolt that is attached to the Aura 3 Icosahedron wrecking ball. it does not rotate and is permanently attached with a nut and washer with thread lock inside the wrecking ball.
This pic shows a close up of the welded rings used in the Byzantine 3 Chain.
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