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  Topic: Super easy question on 4:1 snakeweave
Konstantin the Red

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:42 pm   Subject: Re: Super easy question on 4:1 snakeweave
(project: same size bracer main black stainless 14ga
5/16". Snakeweave with yellow anodized aluminum)
Was suggested 16ga 1/4"
I really want to go smaller so . . . 3/16" - what I'm ...
  Topic: weave
Konstantin the Red

Replies: 6
Views: 270

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:28 am   Subject: weave
While I don't join Chainmailbasket in calling it a shame, I do say gauge is mostly useful as conversational shorthand: "16 gauge (.0631", in steel wires), 14 gauge (.080 ditto)." In m ...
  Topic: weave
Konstantin the Red

Replies: 6
Views: 270

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:29 am   Subject: weave
First tip is to dispense with SWG and AWG altogether. Useless for AR.

Use measured wire diameter to calculate AR -- or if the label tells you the wire diameter, that will do fine. AR doesn't much ...
  Topic: Newbie introduction
Konstantin the Red

Replies: 2
Views: 57

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:00 pm   Subject: Newbie introduction
Welcome and well come, Hagrid.

The wire suppliers tend to being closely competitive. Stainless wire, however sourced, goes for three to four times what humble galvanized steel wire sells for. Tha ...
  Topic: Newbie Introduction & Induction (Part the 3rd)
Konstantin the Red

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:35 pm   Subject: Newbie Introduction & Induction (Part the 3rd)
Eheheh. Welcome Ray.

Come to just one of us? "Thee" is always a singular. Laughing 'N' actually, I think we're more of a bunch. Even beside ourselves -- if we stand that way.

You oug ...
  Topic: The making of titanium riveted mail
Konstantin the Red

Replies: 13
Views: 328

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:40 am   Subject: The making of titanium riveted mail
At that point its link size gets comparable with stainless butchers' or shark mail, of very fine welded links, such as is offered by AZON Corporation if that's still a going concern. Shark-mail under ...
  Topic: The making of titanium riveted mail
Konstantin the Red

Replies: 13
Views: 328

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:50 am   Subject: The making of titanium riveted mail
Some fine historical mail went as small as 3mm for special uses such as the mail drawers known as brayettes-de-mailles -- or maybe showing off. Very smooth texture like butcher-mail at that fineness, ...
  Topic: The making of titanium riveted mail
Konstantin the Red

Replies: 13
Views: 328

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:47 pm   Subject: The making of titanium riveted mail
I can't buy the 1,3mm "too thick" idea either. I also don't think 1,00mm is too thin -- so long as your link ID is around 5mm, for the pretty good, not very dense AR of 5. In that ID, 1,3 ...
  Topic: idk how to use expansions or contractions for tailoring
Konstantin the Red

Replies: 8
Views: 343

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:18 am   Subject: idk how to use expansions or contractions for tailoring
I think the exact amount of such expanding depends a lot on what you're wearing under the mail. You know about E4-1 self-tailoring to you under the pull of gravity snugging it to your personal contou ...
  Topic: The making of titanium riveted mail
Konstantin the Red

Replies: 13
Views: 328

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:13 pm   Subject: The making of titanium riveted mail
They are large, but reasonable. The left margin of each pic might be shaved down some if wanted.

How did you accomplish flattening the Ti wire without it splitting into two curving flat ribbons? ...
  Topic: Where Can I Buy Mild Steel Wire?
Konstantin the Red

Replies: 4
Views: 189

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:59 am   Subject: Where Can I Buy Mild Steel Wire?
On the net I'm also finding, now that I bother, 18 gauge annealed steel wire suitable for making riveted-link mail, variously dubbed "mechanics'" wire, "tie wire" or sometimes &quo ...
  Topic: A question about historical maille inlay use
Konstantin the Red

Replies: 12
Views: 222

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:45 am   Subject: A question about historical maille inlay use
Consider 16gaSWG/.063" galvy wire, and 1/4" link ID.

A bit slow to build with the small links, but looks pretty historical when done, and even will have enough strength in butted for C&am ...
  Topic: A question about historical maille inlay use
Konstantin the Red

Replies: 12
Views: 222

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:46 pm   Subject: A question about historical maille inlay use
Short answer is yeah, it's legal -- the SCA doesn't mandate *any* standard for mail. There *are* SCA habits of mail; the ones I've seen are related to SCA Heavy.

Fat wire and tight AR are the habi ...
  Topic: A question about historical maille inlay use
Konstantin the Red

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:45 pm   Subject: A question about historical maille inlay use
Excellent. I'm SCAdian myself, and it's where I learned mailling. As a medievaloidist, I picked up both armor history and SCA Engineered school of armour design.

Mail hauberks and fourteenth cent ...
  Topic: A question about historical maille inlay use
Konstantin the Red

Replies: 12
Views: 222

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:09 am   Subject: A question about historical maille inlay use
Though to sum it up, Europe didn't treat mail as a decorative medium to a great degree, definitely not figural or patterned "inlay" as we've come to call it (it's more like cross stitch, fun ...
 
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