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  Topic: Making armour from steel washers?
Shirluban

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PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:16 am   Subject: Making armour from steel washers?
Hello and welcome.

I wouldn't wear zinc-plated every day, as it has a distinctive scent and can let black zinc oxide on cloths.
Stainless steel would be a better, but more expensive, choice.

It ...
  Topic: Tutorials and SWG, AWG
Shirluban

Replies: 6
Views: 262

PostForum: Requests   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:00 am   Subject: Tutorials and SWG, AWG
For most weaves, if not all, the relevant ring size is the ratio between its diameter and its thickness (wire diameter), called the Aspect Ratio.
AR = Ring Inner Diameter / Wire Diameter
That way, y ...
  Topic: Looking for ideas on how to connect a piece
Shirluban

Replies: 3
Views: 348

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:44 am   Subject: Looking for ideas on how to connect a piece
I think the simpler way would be to trim the mail with a strip of leather, and put the clasps on it.

An harder, better looking, idea would be to make small metal plates / non-standard-rings with ho ...
  Topic: Looking for advice on sorting ring sizes
Shirluban

Replies: 5
Views: 520

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:12 am   Subject: Looking for advice on sorting ring sizes
How big is the box?
If it's relatively small, I would just do a rough sort and use them when I need a single ring or two of an uncommon size.
To build a full project out of it, I'll look for a proje ...
  Topic: making a pine cone with dragon scale
Shirluban

Replies: 8
Views: 4777

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:21 am   Subject: making a pine cone with dragon scale
This topic is 11 years old, so it's not surprising it has dead links.
  Topic: Unusual Dice Bag, advice requested.
Shirluban

Replies: 2
Views: 628

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:37 am   Subject: Unusual Dice Bag, advice requested.
For reference: [weave=Aura], [weave=Aura Sheet], [weave=Radiate]

Just a wild guess, as I've never used any of these weaves:
I think you should put a single big ring + two connectors of a Aura unit ...
  Topic: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions
Shirluban

Replies: 14
Views: 1132

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:03 pm   Subject: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions
I've made a sleeveless aluminium shirt with the same rings size (14SWG WD, 3/8" ID) ; it used 8000+ rings and weights about 6lb (aluminium is three times lighter than steel).
So the calculator ...
  Topic: Weave Characteristics Definitions Help
Shirluban

Replies: 21
Views: 1537

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:51 am   Subject: Weave Characteristics Definitions Help
I like Karpeth's definitions for orbital and captive.

With the term "planet ring", I expect the orbital to be around the center of a ring like in Symbiont: Two (or more) independent weave ...
  Topic: Impossibly hard gal steel wire
Shirluban

Replies: 16
Views: 1675

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:18 am   Subject: Impossibly hard gal steel wire
Maybe you can stretch the coil and use it as an actual spring?

Removing the zinc layer and annealing it sounds like a lot of work to end up with mild steel.
  Topic: Jewelry materials
Shirluban

Replies: 9
Views: 856

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 1:30 pm   Subject: Jewelry materials
Personnally, I wouldn't rely on a chart that doesn't care to tell what units it uses.
See [weave=Dragonscale] on the local library instead. Wink

"20G 3mm and 20G 5mm"
If it's AWG (AR 3.7 ...
  Topic: Captive Ring/Orbital Ring definition inconsistency
Shirluban

Replies: 42
Views: 2198

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:56 pm   Subject: Captive Ring/Orbital Ring definition inconsistency
Shouldn't "Symbiont Rings" be "Symbiont Weaves" instead?

Beside that, it sounds good to me.
  Topic: Closed loop weave - of bicycle tires
Shirluban

Replies: 2
Views: 522

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:11 pm   Subject: Closed loop weave - of bicycle tires
You could do a "rope" with foxtail:
http://www.mailleartisans.org/gallery/gallerydisplay.php?key=4253
http://www.mailleartisans.org/gallery/gallerydisplay.php?key=6074

A lot of "re ...
  Topic: Jewelry materials
Shirluban

Replies: 9
Views: 856

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:45 am   Subject: Jewelry materials
If you're concerned by weight, color and durability, titanium is the best material. However, it's hard to work with and not really cheap.

Bright aluminium is nice, light, durable and cheap. You can ...
  Topic: *** Entries for Theme Contest #38 - Cats ***
Shirluban

Replies: 19
Views: 2996

PostForum: Gallery Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:06 am   Subject: *** Entries for Theme Contest #38 - Cats ***
I'm in.
  Topic: ***Choose the Theme of Contest #38***
Shirluban

Replies: 11
Views: 1048

PostForum: Gallery Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:10 pm   Subject: ***Choose the Theme of Contest #38***
In honour and memory of Lorraine, I would like to suggest cats.
Seconded.
 
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