Request for 3-prong lightning bolt inlay as shown
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Request for 3-prong lightning bolt inlay as shown
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Posted on Wed May 02, 2012 9:32 pm
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I'm having trouble creating an inlay pattern for a 3-prong lightning bolt via the first image below, but oriented as the second image. I managed to make a pattern for a 2-prong bolt, but for whatever reason I can't seem to scale the 3-prong bolt to be recognizable after reducing its size. I'm shooting for an inlay that will be about 1.5 inches wide by however long. My trial (2-prong bolt) was easy, but this is presenting a massive challenge for me.





Edit 2: I suppose I should specify that I'd like the bolt's thickness (width) to be 1.5 inches, not the entire inlay.
Edit 3: Image Source: http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/13733565/2/stock-illustration-13733565-lightning-bolts.jpg

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Posted on Thu May 03, 2012 12:24 am
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Sorry AA, this is no help whatsoever but.....HARRY POTTER!!! Very Happy

Again, sorry. Coif LoL

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Comments aside, if you're the one that moved this thread to get more exposure, thanks. Coif Smiley

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Aberrant Artificer wrote:
Comments aside, if you're the one that moved this thread to get more exposure, thanks. Coif Smiley


Nope, that was me. Coif LoL
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Posted on Thu May 03, 2012 9:12 pm
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Well, then, thank you DL. Very Happy

My best attempt so far. I'd like to shrink it, but keeping the bolt pattern gets sketchy for me. 2k rings is a bit long for a key ring patch.


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Aberrant Artificer wrote:
Well, then, thank you DL. Very Happy

My best attempt so far. I'd like to shrink it, but keeping the bolt pattern gets sketchy for me. 2k rings is a bit long for a key ring patch.


Depends on the ringsize Very Happy



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Posted on Thu May 03, 2012 10:45 pm
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18ga 5/32" from TRL (SWG?).

Paint comes to the rescue! I was able to make some simple reductions from the image (that I couldn't figure out how to perform in gimp) that resulted in
coming in around 1400 rings (711 white, 669 red). I'll be doing it in Stainless and Brass, with maybe a Bronze border. I just hope I have enough rings left. :-/

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Posted on Fri May 04, 2012 2:06 pm
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Just a sanity check... Don't 18SWG 5/32 rings come out to an AR around AR of 3.2?
It looks like you're using the 4.2AR pattern in IGP.

To switch, (within the IGP program) go to Patterns-Maille-Europeon and select the 3.3AR pattern, or switch your ring size [unless it is going to be AR of 4.2]


while(!project.isFinished())
project.addRing();
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Posted on Fri May 04, 2012 4:48 pm
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You're quite right, but it is easier for me to view (for weaving) the rings with the above selection.

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Posted on Fri May 04, 2012 5:35 pm
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Daemon_Lotos wrote:
Aberrant Artificer wrote:
Comments aside, if you're the one that moved this thread to get more exposure, thanks. Coif Smiley


Nope, that was me. Coif LoL
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Posted on Fri May 04, 2012 6:55 pm
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Aberrant Artificer wrote:
You're quite right, but it is easier for me to view (for weaving) the rings with the above selection.


Just know that the resulting pattern will look different with the smaller AR rings (less stretch)



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Posted on Fri May 04, 2012 11:23 pm
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Well there's always IGP2POV, and PovRAY to render with EXACTLY the chosen ring size selection - at least for verification, how a final piece will look with an actual size, given European 4in1 is used. For other weaves IGP and selection of a 'near' grid must suffice. I used that method already more than just once.

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Posted on Mon May 07, 2012 11:25 pm
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Daemon_Lotos wrote:
Just know that the resulting pattern will look different with the smaller AR rings (less stretch)
Yeah, I know it'll look tighter and that's fine. Coif Smiley

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