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do you use 14g 1/4 AA rings
a lot
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sometimes
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all the time
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thats all i ever use
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scrap ring hauberk
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Posted on Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:44 pm
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i have never made a hauberk but i am in the middle of one now. i make belts out of 14g 1/4in AA and had the idea to use the extra rings to make a hauberk. if anyone thinks this is a good idea i would be willing to help but i dont thinki am the one most qualified to put the whole thing togeter. I think it would best if the rings were as many different colors as we can get and in as little order as we can manage.


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Posted on Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:29 am
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What are your rings made of? Steel in this size will be ridiculously heavy.

It'll be really dense, anyway, so it's fine if that's what you want. I was going to make a hauberk out of 1/4" 16 ga, but I couldn't get 16ga, so I'm using 14ga 5/16" rings, and they're great. Anything denser is really overkill.

Also, I found that at the size you're doing, very small differences in the ring size can significantly affect the way they weave. I've been using the score-and-break method to cut my rings, but it makes them painfully tight at this size. Sawed rings are probably worse. But when I pinch cut them, the squashing increases the size enough to make it more practical, though it's still annoying.

But if you do it, you can probably trust it against a blade, and I'm not joking about that at all.

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Posted on Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:49 am
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i use aluminum. i have been makeing 4in1 belts for about a year out of them in aluminum and steel and even one in 100% copper and they all work fine. they have full movement and the al ones are light.


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