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  Topic: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions
Stephen

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:05 am   Subject: Butted Mail Usable Lifespan? Also Soldering Questions
My vest contains about 8000 rings. It weighs 20 pounds. I've never been concerned about the durability of it because it was never my fighting shirt. (SCA) I have seen a few 14ga 3/8id shirts in combat ...
  Topic: Glass chainmail
Stephen

Replies: 27
Views: 6526

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:33 pm   Subject: Glass chainmail
My style is to form each ring on its own. I welded a piece of pipe to the lower jaws of pliers. So I grip the the end of the rod and start winding it into an open ring. Set it aside to cool as I work ...
  Topic: Glass chainmail
Stephen

Replies: 27
Views: 6526

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:41 pm   Subject: Glass chainmail
Ya! someone else that makes glass maille!
I got bit by the bug a few years ago and played around with it. I too watched the guy at the mall making stuff with the torch and thought, I've got a torch, ...
  Topic: New business needs your advice....
Stephen

Replies: 10
Views: 1888

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:52 pm   Subject: New business needs your advice....
Can't wait to see these rings!

Stephen
  Topic: DR. T~~YOUR SPLIT RINGS!!!!!!
Stephen

Replies: 11
Views: 2303

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:51 pm   Subject: DR. T~~YOUR SPLIT RINGS!!!!!!
My shirt of splits used about 100,000 rings. I got them from Rasco Rings. (Not Rosco). #4 splits are .220 id
I have yet to lose a ring in SCA combat. However the sharp little ends snag an all sorts o ...
  Topic: Chain Maille Gloves
Stephen

Replies: 6
Views: 6997

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:49 pm   Subject: Chain Maille Gloves
One of the fencers in my group told me some time back, that the left hand would sometimes be armored. Basicly, A leather glove, layer of maille then the outer leather glove.
This allowed them to be ...
  Topic: hard stainless
Stephen

Replies: 11
Views: 1081

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:33 pm   Subject: hard stainless
just so you all know, My hard wire winder is a hole drilled in a 3/4 steel plate. Then I used a larger bit to drill halfway through that hole. After that I milled a slot for the wire feed going to th ...
  Topic: CoBolt questions.
Stephen

Replies: 7
Views: 1110

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:45 pm   Subject: CoBolt questions.
They are the best $42 I ever spent. They work best on hard metals, Stainless, tungsten... haven't tried Ti yet.

After so many years of hand cutting, I've really damaged my hands. THe knipex allow m ...
  Topic: Glass maille, anyone?
Stephen

Replies: 28
Views: 5769

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:37 pm   Subject: Glass maille, anyone?
anyway, is it possible to put liquid in the glass maille? I....didn't quite catch that.

The reason you didn't quite catch it, is because we never said! :)

Really, I don't know how one could d ...
  Topic: Glass maille, anyone?
Stephen

Replies: 28
Views: 5769

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 4:21 pm   Subject: Glass maille, anyone?
Okaaay.....
That was like really bad anime.
Not quite sure how that relates to glass maille though....

Perhaps a response a tad more on topic would be better appreciated.

thanks...
Stephen
  Topic: Using a slotting saw
Stephen

Replies: 23
Views: 2982

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 5:07 pm   Subject: Using a slotting saw
I set my drill press on its side so the blade can dip into an oil bath (a yougert container!) before it enters the coil. The chips are carried in to the oil, where they drop off and sink to the bottom ...
  Topic: Glass maille, anyone?
Stephen

Replies: 28
Views: 5769

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 4:52 pm   Subject: Glass maille, anyone?
yup, encasing the maille in the glass. It would be the perfect way to save those lil' micromaille projects from getting distroyed.

just something to do in my copious amounts of spare time...

Ste ...
  Topic: Glass maille, anyone?
Stephen

Replies: 28
Views: 5769

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 10:19 pm   Subject: Glass maille, anyone?
Well, I'm far from an expert on glass. I know that they are similar, but the slight differences are enough to cause problems.
I just know I had difficulitys with the morretti glass I have, and fewer ...
  Topic: Glass maille, anyone?
Stephen

Replies: 28
Views: 5769

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:53 pm   Subject: Glass maille, anyone?
Yup, mailleman, I got your e-mail....

About a year ago, after people BSing about glass maille I finally got fed up with watching people talking about it and went and did it.

I bought some Pryex ...
  Topic: knippex maintenance
Stephen

Replies: 9
Views: 1070

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:50 pm   Subject: knippex maintenance
Knippex are probably the very best mini bolties out there. I just got mine last month and i'm glad i did. Now i'm chewing through the 3/4 hard SS TRL offers.
I'm still havent tried them on my tungs ...
 
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