Anybody ever make a Cell Phone case out of Maille?
View previous topic | View next topic >
Post new topic Reply to topic
M.A.I.L. Forum Index -> Knitting Circle
   
Author Message

Joined: June 12, 2012
Posts: 19
Submissions: 0
Location: South East section of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Anybody ever make a Cell Phone case out of Maille?
Reply with quote
Posted on Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:47 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

As the title says....anybody ever do it? If so with what sized rings and with what weave. Im trying to get ideas for a second project I have in mind.....a sporan.

Thanks
Chris

Joined: March 26, 2002
Posts: 1524
Submissions: 266
Location: Chainmailland, Chainmailia

Reply with quote
Posted on Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:54 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

Some people have, years ago. IIRC, there was some discussion of how the chainmail interferes with the signal or something.


Tell a mailler what ring sizes to use and they'll weave for a day. Teach them AR and they'll weave forever.
Chainmailbasket.com (2013-11-23)
152 + 13

Joined: October 9, 2011
Posts: 66
Submissions: 0

Reply with quote
Posted on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:04 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

I have never done it, but have used a pouch I made and put my phone in it.
I remember learning that aluminum blocks signal, though I don't know if it applies to steel or other metals, and I didn't really check for signal loss the two times I had done it.
But I would not use any aluminum for it if it were to be used like the leather cases.

As for ring size and weave, I would say it's hard to go wrong, as long as you can end it in a way similar to the shape of your phone and the rings aren't ridiculously huge, maybe something simple like euro 4-1, or jap 4-1, in ring sizes like 1/4" 16g, or 5/16" 14g and something like 3/16" 18g for the small rings in a Japanese weave

Joined: August 30, 2008
Posts: 2785
Submissions: 20
Location: Cambridge, ON, Canada

Reply with quote
Posted on Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:09 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Chen wrote:
I have never done it, but have used a pouch I made and put my phone in it.
I remember learning that aluminum blocks signal, though I don't know if it applies to steel or other metals, and I didn't really check for signal loss the two times I had done it.
But I would not use any aluminum for it if it were to be used like the leather cases.

As for ring size and weave, I would say it's hard to go wrong, as long as you can end it in a way similar to the shape of your phone and the rings aren't ridiculously huge, maybe something simple like euro 4-1, or jap 4-1, in ring sizes like 1/4" 16g, or 5/16" 14g and something like 3/16" 18g for the small rings in a Japanese weave


Those rings are huge! Coif LoL
I'd recommend something more in 20 or 22g AWG or even smaller for a cellphone case!!

That being said, I think part of the discussion Dave is referring to is notabout Aluminium, or any other metal interfering with signal (as many cellphone cases themselves are made of one metal or another) but more the fact that maille itself can form a Faraday Cage, which would case heavy signal attenuation, or outright blockage.


Useful Links
Site Help: [ BBCode Help | Weave AR/Ring Size Popup | Login Issues ]
Weave AR Search is back: Try it out!

Joined: May 08, 2010
Posts: 1153
Submissions: 11
Location: Chesapeake, VA, USA

Reply with quote
Posted on Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:36 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Hmm. Now my question is, why are you asking about a cell phone case if you intend to make a sporran? A bit of a size difference between the two...

That said, a sporran shouldn't be at all hard to make out of a simple euro 4 or 6-1. I've made several purses in my time that would be similar. I usually prefer to make them in E6 out of 16 SWG 5/16" ID rings.

Here's the first one I did that is out of 16 SWG 3/8" ID rings as an example:



Obviously you'd want your flap to be longer. Or if you wanted something with a more rounded shape, you could use one of the Japanese weaves and make it tight so that it would hold into the shape better. Lots of possibilities.

Oh, and don't forget your sporran chain...


Joined: June 12, 2012
Posts: 19
Submissions: 0
Location: South East section of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Reply with quote
Posted on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:44 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

well the cell case would be rigid for the front and back, just like the sporran is supposed to be. so it was more for the type of weave to use. I was thinking sheet Helm for the cell case, possibly out of Aluminum, or maybe Titanium (price dependant)

Jax25 I already have the standard chain till I can weave my own.....its part of my kilt outfit.

Chris

Joined: May 08, 2010
Posts: 1153
Submissions: 11
Location: Chesapeake, VA, USA

Reply with quote
Posted on Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:18 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

Ah, I see. I wasn't visualizing either of them being rigid, to be honest. Except if you made it out of a Jap weave of course. Razz

Joined: June 12, 2012
Posts: 19
Submissions: 0
Location: South East section of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Reply with quote
Posted on Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:05 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

JAx what tartan is that, its similar to mine.

Post new topic Reply to topic
Jump to:  
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT. The time now is Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:54 pm
M.A.I.L. Forum Index -> Knitting Circle
Display posts from previous: