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  Topic: Alternatives to Hole Row Contractions?
Dinwar

Replies: 11
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:23 pm   Subject: Alternatives to Hole Row Contractions?
Mithrilweaver, that may not be all that much of an added hassle, considering that hole row contraction is a hassle already anyway.

Also, folks in the past had multiple sized links to work with any ...
  Topic: where to get CHEAP wire? Stumped, please help!
Dinwar

Replies: 10
Views: 1615

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:18 pm   Subject: where to get CHEAP wire? Stumped, please help!
Making chainmaille is not a cheap hobby, by any stretch of the imagination.

Sorry, can't let this one slide.

Maille is cheap, particularly if you're willing to use materials that aren't preciou ...
  Topic: half persian ?
Dinwar

Replies: 13
Views: 1021

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:16 pm   Subject: half persian ?
Looks fantastic!

My method for adding links is to close half of them, and open the other half. I put a closed one on an open one, and add it to the weave that way. For the next link in the image y ...
  Topic: half persian ?
Dinwar

Replies: 13
Views: 1021

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:01 pm   Subject: half persian ?
Don't get discouraged. It took me forever to get the sheet HP weaves down. Just keep at it--and remember, if you fail, that means you're trying something new. Go easy on yourself; you're stretching yo ...
  Topic: Best SCA armor
Dinwar

Replies: 28
Views: 9793

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:38 pm   Subject: Best SCA armor
To join in the new conversation: I think part of the problem is that "best" is entirely individualized.

Fighting style is going to come into play a LOT here. Certain types of armor move ...
  Topic: Info about this site ++
Dinwar

Replies: 15
Views: 2238

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 4:17 pm   Subject: Info about this site ++
This is my go-to site for maille. I make my own rings, so supplies are easy--a Harbor Freight transfer punch set, a few random round pieces of things for weird sizes/longer mandrels, and wire where I ...
  Topic: Historical reference for inlays in armor?
Dinwar

Replies: 11
Views: 1723

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:16 pm   Subject: Historical reference for inlays in armor?
I agree with what others said: most maille was worn with a tabard over it (or some other covering--historic examples of maille put between layers of cloth exist), so designing an inlay would be pretty ...
  Topic: Reviving the "Weave Study" threads
Dinwar

Replies: 25
Views: 2557

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:58 pm   Subject: Reviving the "Weave Study" threads
I like this idea.

While I think tutorials have merit, I think that merit is something other than these threads. If you want to make a tutorial each month, there's ample fodder for such activity, b ...
  Topic: Everyone Calm Down
Dinwar

Replies: 12
Views: 2277

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:43 pm   Subject: Everyone Calm Down
Two kids, one of whom doesn't sleep through the night yet the other of whom gets up at 4 am. I can't fall asleep until at least 10--if I go to bed earlier, I just toss and turn.

Yeah....I'm a bit ...
  Topic: "Unnecessary" Weaves in library
Dinwar

Replies: 89
Views: 8042

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:53 pm   Subject: "Unnecessary" Weaves in library
There's a slight angularity to it, but I attributed that more to interacting with the rings below it (ie, the rings in the chain below it push the rings out of alignment) rather than because of any Pe ...
  Topic: "Unnecessary" Weaves in library
Dinwar

Replies: 89
Views: 8042

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:56 pm   Subject: "Unnecessary" Weaves in library
I think part of the difference comes from different ideas on how to classify weaves.

If we classify them based on how to build them, I agree that when a weave does not require multiple ring sizes, ...
  Topic: "Unnecessary" Weaves in library
Dinwar

Replies: 89
Views: 8042

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:48 pm   Subject: "Unnecessary" Weaves in library
Oh- That should have stated gridlock. Sorry. I can edit that.

I thoguht that was probably where you were going.

Still, I do wonder if we should consider how relative ring size affects things. T ...
  Topic: New to CM
Dinwar

Replies: 6
Views: 2041

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:40 pm   Subject: New to CM
I've always made my own rings; when I started, I had no clue how to go about getting rings (pretty much everyone I spoke with thought making a hauberk was impossible this day and age!), and by the tim ...
  Topic: "Unnecessary" Weaves in library
Dinwar

Replies: 89
Views: 8042

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:27 pm   Subject: "Unnecessary" Weaves in library
[quote=Karpeth]Crenelated – This is just a strip of E4-1 [/quote]I'm going to disagree with you here, Karpeth. In E4-1 the links in each row line up such that the right-hand edge of the first is bel ...
  Topic: Air Travel
Dinwar

Replies: 11
Views: 2437

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 1:16 am   Subject: Air Travel
I once had a coil of wire, some pliers and cutters, and a box of chocolate coming home from some field work (ie, being out in a desert for a month looking for mammoth bones Very Happy ). The chocolate was for ...
 
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