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  Topic: attack of the cheapo walmart rings
WhizzleWorks

Replies: 9
Views: 1854

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:28 pm   Subject: attack of the cheapo walmart rings
Having used all kinds of plated rings, I will never again. I like to use all base metal materials now and at the moment a like working with silicon bronze.
  Topic: Mailing Music
WhizzleWorks

Replies: 35
Views: 5808

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:33 pm   Subject: Mailing Music
I watch any interesting TV series that they have on Netflix. TV series are like 20-100 hour movies, perfect for those big projects. I like Breaking Bad, Archer, Eureka, Lost(this is the show that I ...
  Topic: Yet another project finished!
WhizzleWorks

Replies: 3
Views: 2250

PostForum: Gallery Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:31 am   Subject: Yet another project finished!
What did you use to fill your sack?
  Topic: Armour to protect against Sword & Gun simultaneously?
WhizzleWorks

Replies: 111
Views: 49794

PostForum: Articles Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:33 am   Subject: Armour to protect against Sword & Gun simultaneously?
I would say 1/4" AR500 large steel scales over kevlar or wrapped in kevlar would do a pretty good job at stopping some pretty big bullets. At that point you could put the chainmail where ever yo ...
  Topic: Stainless Steel
WhizzleWorks

Replies: 16
Views: 7859

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:27 am   Subject: Stainless Steel
I think when you are winding coils at 400 rpms on the drill motor as opposed to 50 rpms, things just happen a lot faster and there isn't enough time to pull your finger away.

The same reason that y ...
  Topic: Stainless Steel
WhizzleWorks

Replies: 16
Views: 7859

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 4:25 pm   Subject: Stainless Steel
I forgot to say that I do coil my wire at about 5-8 sec. an inch. I take my time, the bad things tend to happen when I go way too fast.
  Topic: Stainless Steel
WhizzleWorks

Replies: 16
Views: 7859

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:32 am   Subject: Stainless Steel
I use a drill motor with the size madrel I need and hold the tension with my left hand while my right hand controls the drill.

I have this chunk of wood with a couple of small holes drilled throu ...
  Topic: How to make a maille ball?
WhizzleWorks

Replies: 28
Views: 4692

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:26 am   Subject: How to make a maille ball?
I've made balls out of 10in3 Japanese, king's maille, and 4in1euro. The King's maille ball by far holds the roundest shape.

Is filling the filled balls with maille cheating? I wouldn't think so.
  Topic: Using Wire Coat Hangers for Maille
WhizzleWorks

Replies: 12
Views: 2017

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:21 am   Subject: Using Wire Coat Hangers for Maille
My buddy started me weaving with coat hangers. Rather quickly I made my way down to the hardware store and got 1/4 mile of electric fence wire for about $30. It's great to practice on and that $30 o ...
  Topic: Using ebay to source materials
WhizzleWorks

Replies: 8
Views: 3838

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:16 am   Subject: Using ebay to source materials
When I first got started I bought almost exclusively from Ebay and mostly from China. The quality is, in most cases, unexceptable.

About 1 in 10 batches are of OK quality, but most of the time t ...
 
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