Search found 410 matches
M.A.I.L. Forum Index
Author Message
  Topic: Shirts, shirts, shirts shirts shirts shirts! ERREHBODEH!
knuut

Replies: 53
Views: 12586

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 5:47 am   Subject: Shirts, shirts, shirts shirts shirts shirts! ERREHBODEH!
Still making and shipping. Demand has fallen off somewhat in the last few years so my backlog is usually only a few weeks which makes my customers happy (but me less so). Only 18 shirts last year and ...
  Topic: Euro 6-in-1, how to change weave 90 degrees?
knuut

Replies: 2
Views: 800

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:26 pm   Subject: Euro 6-in-1, how to change weave 90 degrees?
The '4 trapezoid' shoulder will give a 'closed' sleeve but it sets at about 75 degrees which most people find uncomfortable and exhausting. There is also no evidence that it was ever used historically ...
  Topic: U.S source for 1mm stainless wire
knuut

Replies: 5
Views: 956

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:38 am   Subject: U.S source for 1mm stainless wire
Hate to be a bummer but it's going to be very hard to find a way around the tariffs. There are a number of large processors of stainless wire in the US like Gerrard Daniels or Interwire but they get t ...
  Topic: Waterglass Coating for Invincible Copper Lustre?!
knuut

Replies: 3
Views: 623

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:49 pm   Subject: Waterglass Coating for Invincible Copper Lustre?!
Sodium silicate is water soluble and somewhat hygroscopic (that's why it is called 'water glass'). It will dissolve in sweat to form a moderately caustic solution or absorb enough water from normally ...
  Topic: Sleeve joints on my hauberk
knuut

Replies: 7
Views: 1229

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:55 am   Subject: Sleeve joints on my hauberk
" knee length split skirts with added gores to close the infamous "slit gap" that is inauthentic and a decided chink in your armour,"

Given the size and weight of gores large ...
  Topic: Alternatives to Hole Row Contractions?
knuut

Replies: 11
Views: 1419

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:04 am   Subject: Alternatives to Hole Row Contractions?
Oh, I understand why you need them; I just don't understand how there's no good means of learning it beyond hieroglyphs. You'd think something that important would be common knowledge.
Apparently not ...
  Topic: Alternatives to Hole Row Contractions?
knuut

Replies: 11
Views: 1419

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:59 pm   Subject: Alternatives to Hole Row Contractions?
You need them because most historic mail patterns have the linkrows running along the length of the arm and the arm itself tapers in the same direction. if you don't do row contractions you wind up wi ...
  Topic: Making steel wire by hand (no machines/modern tech)
knuut

Replies: 22
Views: 4930

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:31 am   Subject: Making steel wire by hand (no machines/modern tech)
Iron ore (either dug or dredged from a swamp), lots of charcoal and a good steady draft (bellows, a chimney or fortunate prevailing winds). Burn for 8 to 24 hours and you get a spongy mass of Iron and ...
  Topic: Making steel wire by hand (no machines/modern tech)
knuut

Replies: 22
Views: 4930

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:29 pm   Subject: Making steel wire by hand (no machines/modern tech)
Make Iron wire, pack it with charcoal into an airtight fireproof box, throw it in a furnace and heat dull red for 10+ hours, cool annd then open. the wire will have absorbed enough carbon to convert i ...
  Topic: Heat treating welded chainmail
knuut

Replies: 3
Views: 2604

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:48 am   Subject: Heat treating welded chainmail
SG2 is another designation for ER70S. It's basically mild steel. It doesn't harden enough to worry about.
  Topic: Hello from hot as hell Columbia, SC
knuut

Replies: 5
Views: 1637

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:15 pm   Subject: Hello from hot as hell Columbia, SC
Tuscon is where Phoenix people go to escape the heat
  Topic: Hello from hot as hell Columbia, SC
knuut

Replies: 5
Views: 1637

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:36 am   Subject: Hello from hot as hell Columbia, SC
Hot being a somewhat relative term
  Topic: Argon Shielding Titanium Welds
knuut

Replies: 15
Views: 4497

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:13 pm   Subject: Argon Shielding Titanium Welds
Knuut knows whereof he speaks. It is his living...

To be honest, it is not and never has been my living. My RULE NUMBER 1 has always been 'Keep Your Day Job'. I spent 45 years working for ass ...
  Topic: Argon Shielding Titanium Welds
knuut

Replies: 15
Views: 4497

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:55 am   Subject: Argon Shielding Titanium Welds
I also use a solenoid and an enclosure of sorts.
  Topic: Chainmail long sleeves elbow expansion
knuut

Replies: 9
Views: 3434

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:51 pm   Subject: Chainmail long sleeves elbow expansion
... I've never been happy with the look or mobility of long mail sleeves as compared to short sleeves and vambraces.

Me neither with one exception. A few times I have tried lacing yarn through ...
 
Page 1 of 28 Goto page 1, 2, 3 ... 26, 27, 28  Next
All times are GMT
Jump to: