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  Topic: Chain Maille.. for.. dummies??
ChainOfBeauty

Replies: 14
Views: 7210

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:32 am   Subject: Chain Maille.. for.. dummies??
I'm a little slow to respond, I know, but I'll go through each question. I remember what it was like to be completely new to chainmaille.

AWG vs SWG
U.S. companies typically use AWG (American Wire ...
  Topic: My first silver project
ChainOfBeauty

Replies: 12
Views: 4111

PostForum: Gallery Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:28 am   Subject: My first silver project
I love working with sterling silver. It's my favorite material, by far. Your earrings look nice. Thanks for sharing the pics.

By the way, silver is pretty low cost right now. If you make your own r ...
  Topic: vipers basket weave
ChainOfBeauty

Replies: 7
Views: 11140

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:16 pm   Subject: vipers basket weave
I make the Viper Basket with 18 gauge (AWG, 1.02 mm) wire, 4.5 and 7.0 mm inner diameter.

With these specs, the chain looks like this: http://chainofbeauty.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/beryl-7.jpg
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  Topic: Why I Hate Aluminum Wire
ChainOfBeauty

Replies: 14
Views: 5349

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:28 pm   Subject: Why I Hate Aluminum Wire
I'm seeing a thread here. Perhaps the problem wasn't the fact that I used aluminum but that the aluminum I used was very low grade.

This is quite possibly true. I purchased it at [sounds like Slop ...
  Topic: Coating pliers
ChainOfBeauty

Replies: 14
Views: 1876

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:28 am   Subject: Not a crutch for me
Crutch or not, I swear by Tool Magic.

I can't tolerate any scratches on sterling silver rings, even though I'll put the pieces in a tumbler when the chain is finished. I think that any marring red ...
  Topic: Jump ring maker tool
ChainOfBeauty

Replies: 6
Views: 6956

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:15 am   Subject: Jump ring maker tool
I'm using a Pepe / Flexishaft combination, which I purchased from Contenti for under $200. It's invaluable to me, particulary when I need to make 400-500 rings in an evening.

You can see a picture ...
  Topic: Why I Hate Aluminum Wire
ChainOfBeauty

Replies: 14
Views: 5349

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:09 am   Subject: Why I Hate Aluminum Wire
Why? Because it's too soft. Sure, it may look pretty when I make something with it, but later that great piece isn't so great anymore.

For example: I made a lovely blue dragonscale bracelet for a f ...
  Topic: Excel calculator for Aspect Ratio - NEW FUNCTIONS 1/5/2014
ChainOfBeauty

Replies: 7
Views: 8962

PostForum: Articles Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:26 am   Subject: Excel calculator for Aspect Ratio - NEW FUNCTIONS 1/5/2014
I also just updated the Resources page from which you can download the calculator. New resources, some new video links, etc.
  Topic: Help with calculations!!!!
ChainOfBeauty

Replies: 2
Views: 4005

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:32 pm   Subject: Re: Help with calculations!!!!
my wire is 3mm diameter so what size should be ring diameter.

3 mm wire?!? That's around 8-9 gauge, and it is very, very thick for byzantine.

We can use this example, anyway, with my Excel calcu ...
  Topic: Excel calculator for Aspect Ratio - NEW FUNCTIONS 1/5/2014
ChainOfBeauty

Replies: 7
Views: 8962

PostForum: Articles Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:29 pm   Subject: Excel calculator for Aspect Ratio - NEW FUNCTIONS 1/5/2014
Thanks for the tip. The calculator does not use macros, but it does use formulas (obviously, it has to do the math).

Once I've used a weave that looks they way I want it to, I can replicate it endl ...
  Topic: Excel calculator for Aspect Ratio - NEW FUNCTIONS 1/5/2014
ChainOfBeauty

Replies: 7
Views: 8962

PostForum: Articles Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:02 pm   Subject: Excel calculator for Aspect Ratio - NEW FUNCTIONS 1/5/2014
It could use some information about spring back and actual IDs. Is the download supposed to just be a chart or is that something my computer is doing to it?

Thanks for checking out the calculator. ...
  Topic: New to Chain Maille
ChainOfBeauty

Replies: 42
Views: 2944

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:20 am   Subject: Re: Xuro Pliers
Do any of you put that Tool magic on your tools?

Yes. Not only does Tool Magic prevent scratches on the rings but also it keeps the rings from slipping out and shooting across the table. This is pa ...
  Topic: Excel calculator for Aspect Ratio - NEW FUNCTIONS 1/5/2014
ChainOfBeauty

Replies: 7
Views: 8962

PostForum: Articles Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:00 pm   Subject: Excel calculator for Aspect Ratio - NEW FUNCTIONS 1/5/2014
NEW UPDATE-SEE BELOW

My Excel calculator for Inner Diameter (ID), Gauge (GA), and Aspect Ratio (AR). I created this calculator to make sure my pieces come out like I want them to. I use this calcul ...
 
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