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  Topic: Historical riveted maille from scratch: Riveting issues
lorenzo

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:28 pm   Subject: Historical riveted maille from scratch: Riveting issues
Using a pin punch is a good idea, it's likely to be good tough tool steel. I would probably temper it down a bit just to be sure it doesn't break, having a nice smooth polished finish on the tool will ...
  Topic: Historical riveted maille from scratch: Riveting issues
lorenzo

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:28 pm   Subject: Historical riveted maille from scratch: Riveting issues
Okay, the drift looks bad. The surface of the taper needs to be polished and the draft angle of the hole should be less than 5 degrees for pin rivets.

A long taper on a small drift isn't very prac ...
  Topic: Anodizing titanium
lorenzo

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:40 am   Subject: Anodizing titanium
If my understanding of the chemistry is correct the concept is to replace an acid etch with a hot salt etch. So instead of hydrofluoric acid(HF) you can use the much safer alternative of sodium fluori ...
  Topic: Argon Shielding Titanium Welds
lorenzo

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:43 am   Subject: Argon Shielding Titanium Welds
Lots of good advice in this thread, I have a couple more things to add.

Solenoid valves work great. Mine have cut gas usage by 90%. Since we do a lot of welding the cost really adds up.

I like ...
  Topic: Strongest Weave
lorenzo

Replies: 33
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:20 am   Subject: Strongest Weave

What makes me curious is why J4-1 would be strongest. I'd like to see the algorithmical comparison to E4-1, the only "real" competitor.

As I recall they come out pretty close in terms o ...
  Topic: Strongest Weave
lorenzo

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:09 am   Subject: Strongest Weave
i'm willing to take lorenzo's word that 2 in 1 chain is the strongest. but, i wonder why industrial chains don't use close to minimum ar? all the chains i've ever seen have large ars. isn't this sa ...
  Topic: Historical riveted maille from scratch: Riveting issues
lorenzo

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:44 am   Subject: Historical riveted maille from scratch: Riveting issues
the rivets are too long but I see another problem too. The recess in your rivet set pliers looks far too large and too deep. I would estimate it at about 4.5mm diameter when it should be less than 2.5 ...
  Topic: Help with coif issue
lorenzo

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:20 am   Subject: Help with coif issue
Wanderer, there's some good advice here but to keep it simple just try this;

principal ring (use the same size as all other rings), 6 rings next, 12 next, 18 next, 24 next, 30 next. 35 next, 40 nex ...
  Topic: Help with coif issue
lorenzo

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:09 am   Subject: Help with coif issue

You can add as few or as many expansions per circular link row as you need. I'm told adding in 4 links into every linkrow yields a flat, expanding circle, and that 3 links added into every linkrow ...
  Topic: Chainmail long sleeves elbow expansion
lorenzo

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:55 am   Subject: Chainmail long sleeves elbow expansion
Anyways I have to go with knuut on the elbow design. Even so I've never been happy with the look or mobility of long mail sleeves as compared to short sleeves and vambraces.
  Topic: Chainmail long sleeves elbow expansion
lorenzo

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:44 am   Subject: Chainmail long sleeves elbow expansion
lorenzo, an experienced chainmailler, has said that sleeves should only hang "closed." he says that all historical chainmaille armor sleeves hang this way and that there is good reason for ...
  Topic: [Question] Welder
lorenzo

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:26 pm   Subject: [Question] Welder
I agree, 18g 5/16" rings are ideal for heavy duty welded mail. If you go any heavier than that you'll probably regret it.

Regarding an MOT welder, it'll work more or less. Your current is goin ...
  Topic: Welded Twisted Stainless... Possible?
lorenzo

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:49 am   Subject: Welded Twisted Stainless... Possible?
Resistance welding is not going to weld multiple strands evenly and easily without special electrodes. It would be easier to do it with micro TIG.
  Topic: Revisiting the IGP
lorenzo

Replies: 43
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:15 am   Subject: Revisiting the IGP
I was actually just checking out INCUDO, it's a bit limited for my purposes but I quite like the way it does tiling. If it's just too much trouble to get the alpha working then I think this would be a ...
  Topic: Revisiting the IGP
lorenzo

Replies: 43
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:17 pm   Subject: Revisiting the IGP
That's an excellent idea, basically you'd just tile a single ring that's been divided into sectors, right? Each sector could be toggled to alpha 0 or 1 so that when they overlap only the one that you ...
 
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