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Gamer Backpack
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Posted on Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:11 am
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I was hoping to get this done in time for the one ring size contest, but I decided that the bottom of the backpack was flawed so I had to re-do it. This is all done in 16g 5/16" rings. Stainless steel rings for the majority, with AA black and red for the trim and inlay. Took me 147 hours and approx. 18,000 rings to complete. Weaves used: European 4-in-1, King's Maille, and Japanese 8-in-2.

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Posted on Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:28 pm
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Nice work!


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Posted on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:39 am
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Very nice job! I really like how you incorporated the inlay into what looks to be the flap. *makes note to self*


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Posted on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:18 am
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Yes, the D6 inlay is a flap covering the main "cylinder" of the backpack. Because the majority of the backpack is made from stainless steel, the cylinder naturally sags. I used some SS lobster clasps to hold it up, then I added the flap to improve the overall cosmetic look of the bag. If you look closely at the pictures with the inlay, you can see two black stripes going down the bag. That's a decorative element I added to the main compartment, which is covered by the flap.

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Posted on Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:53 pm
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Thats awesome! Stainless would start hurting my hands real bad after all that!

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Posted on Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:27 pm
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I had only worked with aluminum and other softer metals before this project. Needless to say, it took some adjustment. I even had to change the way I held my pliers to get the leverage necessary to open/close the rings.

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