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Joining Jens Pind Linkage 5
(JPL5)
Article © MAIL User: Elendil

This tutorial is for joining Jens Pind Linkage 5 (JPL5). I will use rings in five different colours to make it easier to describe and see the steps.




Step 1: Make a starter JPL5 chain that begins and ends on the same row and preopen four rings to weave the ends of the starter chain together (that’s right – if you know how to weave JPL5, then you’re just four rings away from being able to join it).

To check if your chain begins and ends on the same row, look at the first, outermost ring and then follow its partners (the rings resting against each other) until you get to the last outermost ring. The chain I’m using begins and ends on the row of Red rings.

Once completed, the total number of rings in a joined JPL5 will always be a multiple of five (35, 40, 45, etc., depending on the length). Your starter chain will have your total number of rings minus four. My starter chain has: 6 x Yellow, 6 x Brown, 6 x Blue, 6 x Pink, and 7 x Red (a total of 31 rings). No further rings will be added to the Red row.

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If you can bend your starter chain enough so that the first and last rings overlap slightly, then it’s long enough to join.

Bend the chain without twisting it to line up the last rings (Red) so that they overlap, continuing the up/down pattern of the Red row. The last Red ring on the left is resting on top of its partner to the left, which means it should rest under its partner to the right and the last Red ring on the right is resting under its partner to the right, which means it should rest on top of its partner to the left.

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Step 2: Weave joining ring #1 Yellow.

Add the first joining ring to the left side of the chain as if you were continuing the weave normally. Add the Yellow joining ring through the last four rings on the left side of the join. Continue the pattern of that row: the last Yellow ring on that side is resting on top of its partner to the left, which means it should rest under its partner to the right. The new Yellow ring should follow the same pattern, and rest on top of its partner on the left.

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Weave the Yellow joining ring through the Red ring on the right side of the chain, making sure to continue the pattern of that row: the new Yellow ring rests on top of its partner to the left and under its partner to the right, just like the other rings in the Yellow row.

Before you close joining ring #1, make sure that the Red end rings of the chain are still lined up properly to continue the pattern of the Red row – up on the left, down on the right.

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Step 3: Weave joining ring #2 Brown.

Weave the second joining ring through the last four rings on the left side, just as you normally would to continue a JPL5 chain. Be sure to continue the pattern of the Brown row (up on the left, down on the right).

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Then weave the Brown ring through the two rings (Red, Yellow) on the right side of the join, making sure to continue the pattern of the Brown row (resting on top of its partner to the left, and under its partner to the right).

NOTE: The join is still very loose – before you close joining ring #2 Brown, check to make sure that the Red and Yellow rings have not slipped out of place and are still lined up properly to continue the pattern in their respective rows.

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Step 4: Weave joining ring #3 Blue.

Now that you’ve added the first two joining rings, your join should be stable enough that you don’t have to worry about rings slipping out of place.

Weave the joining Blue ring through the last four rings on the left side, making sure to continue the pattern of that row.

I have found it easiest to insert this joining ring from the outer edge of the JPL5 doughnut so that both of the open ends of the ring end up on the outer edge of the doughnut, making it possible to get at the ring with pliers and close it.

Tilt the entire doughnut so that the top outer edge is pointing towards you. Insert the Blue joining ring under its partner to the left and then through the last four rings on the left side of the join. Then weave it through the last three rings (Red, Yellow and Brown) on the right side of the join, so that the ring comes out resting on top of its partner to the right.

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Here is how the Blue joining ring looks before it has been closed from inside the JPL5 doughnut (you can see each blue ring is on top of its partner to the left and under its partner to the right):

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Step 5: Weave the final joining ring #4 Pink.

Now that you’ve closed the Blue ring, you should be able to see where there is one ring missing. We need one more ring in the Pink row to complete the join.

Image: Arwen_Jewell_Joining_JPL5_Pic_9.jpg




Joining ring #4 Pink needs to be woven through the last four rings on each side of the join.

I’ve found it easiest to start from behind the doughnut on the right side of the join so that when you go to close the ring, there’s a little more room to get at it with pliers.

Weave the Pink ring through the last four rings on the right side of the join (resting under its partner to the right).

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Now weave the Pink ring through the last four rings on the left side of the join.

Since the Pink ring is resting under its partner to the right, it should enter the spot above its partner to the left, and then go through the last four rings on the left side of the join.

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NOTE: Be patient with this ring – it’s a tight fit. Wiggle and ease it into place or you might scratch and gouge the ring.




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Close that ring, and… You’ve done it! Time for a victory dance, or a goofy grin at the very least.




NOTE: It is also possible to join JPL5 starting from the right side to the left. In that case – Pink would be joining ring #1, and would be woven through the last four rings on the right side of the join and the last one ring on the left. Blue would be joining ring #2, and would be woven through the last four rings on the right and the last two rings on the left. Brown would be joining ring #3, and would be woven through the last four rings on the right and the last three rings on the left. Yellow would be the final joining ring and would be woven through the last four rings on both sides of the join.
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