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Deathsy

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 Question About ARs Posted on Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:16 pm Link to Post: Hi guys, this is probably a very newbie question that I have, but I haven't been able to find an answer to it, so I'm going to ask it here. So, on Ringlord's website, I noticed that on their sizing chart for rings, the 18SWG 5/32 rings are labeled as a 3.3 AR. Here, the same sized rings are labeled as a 3.88 AR. When trying to do a weave like Back To Work with some spare rings I had from a kit I bought, I found that the rings were too small. So, I need to ask, is MAIL's AR listing incorrect, are there different ways to calculate ARs that I am missing? Or, am I just crazy and inept at doing a weave with those rings? Thanks!
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 Posted on Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:13 pm Link to Post: Are you sure that they are the "same sized rings"? You may be confusing the wire gauge type. 18SWG is not the same size as 18AWG.Craft isn't cheaper than therapy, but it's more fun. http://www.essence-of-eclectic.com
Deathsy

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 Posted on Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:30 pm Link to Post: You are correct sir, they are different rings. Thanks for pointing that out to me, I entirely missed it!
Shirluban

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 Posted on Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:13 pm Link to Post: Two other points to consider: • AR can be computed using the mandrel diameter instead of the actual inner diameter, giving slightly different results. • Gauges and inch fractions are more categories than sizes, in the sense they allow a relatively large error margin. Generally, it only matters for very AR sensitive waves.
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 Posted on Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:35 pm Link to Post: Easiest thing to do is not even think in terms of gauges at all. Use measured wire diameter. D sub link over d sub wire equals link Aspect Ratio.'The Minstrel Boy to the War is gone...'

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