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  Topic: Where Can I Buy Mild Steel Wire?
Chelonian

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:31 am   Subject: Where Can I Buy Mild Steel Wire?
I'll see if I can find any of that, thanks!
  Topic: Where Can I Buy Mild Steel Wire?
Chelonian

Replies: 4
Views: 526

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:29 pm   Subject: Where Can I Buy Mild Steel Wire?
Hi, I'm wondering where is a good place to buy non-galvanized mild steel wire. I've recently finished a 1/4 mile roll of galvanized wire, and would prefer not to go though the hassle of removing the z ...
  Topic: Issues With Removing Galvanisation
Chelonian

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:48 pm   Subject: Issues With Removing Galvanisation
I ended up getting it to work a couple days ago. What ended up working for me was taking it out and rolling it in a bucket of sand for a while. After putting it back in it worked very well.
  Topic: Issues With Removing Galvanisation
Chelonian

Replies: 2
Views: 512

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:41 am   Subject: Issues With Removing Galvanisation
Hi, about 8 hrs ago I put my galvanized chainmail shirt into a tub of vinegar to remove the galvanization. Unfortunately, there seems to be a problem emerging.

The vinegar has dissolved pretty muc ...
  Topic: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions
Chelonian

Replies: 14
Views: 1430

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:21 pm   Subject: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions
Thanks everyone for the opinions and ideas!

This question is only slightly related to this thread, but I didn't want to start a whole new thread just for it, so here we go:

I'm trying to figure ...
  Topic: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions
Chelonian

Replies: 14
Views: 1430

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:59 pm   Subject: Re: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions

I'm not entirely sure what I will be using it for, possibly just as passive exercise.

Got it - so your vision for it -- for now -- is to run around wearing it, but not necessarily to engage in an ...
  Topic: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions
Chelonian

Replies: 14
Views: 1430

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:07 pm   Subject: Re: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions
Hi, I'm fairly new to making chainmail (about a month), and I was wondering how long a shirt out of butted mail will generally last under light to moderate use. ... I'm not going for extreme stab resi ...
  Topic: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions
Chelonian

Replies: 14
Views: 1430

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:30 pm   Subject: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions
i get you. the only way butted rings are coming apart is if you use a soft heavy metal. in this scenario the weight of the shirt will pull apart the rings over time. other than that, you would need ...
  Topic: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions
Chelonian

Replies: 14
Views: 1430

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:34 pm   Subject: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions
Hi, I'm fairly new to making chainmail (about a month), and I was wondering how long a shirt out of butted mail will generally last under light to moderate use.

I don't like the idea of something I ...
  Topic: Impossibly hard gal steel wire
Chelonian

Replies: 17
Views: 2616

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:07 pm   Subject: Impossibly hard gal steel wire
I ended returning the really hard stuff. It's just a little too much for me at least until I get some practice with some softer stuff first. I went to Tractor Supply, and got a 1/4 mile spool of " ...
  Topic: Impossibly hard gal steel wire
Chelonian

Replies: 17
Views: 2616

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:47 pm   Subject: Impossibly hard gal steel wire
Okay, thanks for the ideas. I tried them, and in about two hours finished a small section of mail.(I used some bolt cutters to cut the rings) I know that making this stuff is not a fast process, but ...
  Topic: Impossibly hard gal steel wire
Chelonian

Replies: 17
Views: 2616

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:14 pm   Subject: Impossibly hard gal steel wire
First post here, I made this account because I have the exact same problem as the OP. I started making mail only about three weeks ago, and have since gone though the 200' of 14G galvanized wire I got ...
 
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