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Help computing rings needed
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Posted on Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:18 pm
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I am hoping to make my first inlay as a gift for my son. I want to make the RN Caduceus symbol in 18 ga 3/16" ID rings BUT have no idea how to compute how many rings I need to get. Is there a formula to help me out? This will be my first attempt at sheet work so all advise will be appreciated.

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Posted on Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:53 pm
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The Ring Lord lists a bunch of data with their ring listings, so I usually check there.

18g 3/16" requires about 5251 rings per square foot.

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Posted on Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:56 pm
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There is a program called the Irregular Grid Painter on the downloads page. (Link)

This was written by Zlosk awhile ago and has some nice functionality for designing inlays.
You pretty much make a small image and import it into the program, select your weave, then it will display the inlay.

Two articles related to this program that are useful are:
Creating an Inlay from a Photograph
Creating an Inlay from a Photograph - Part 2 (more colours).

Unfortunately, if you use a mac or linux, this program isn't always supported. I've been working on an updated version with cross-platform support and a bunch of other features, but installing it... isn't pretty currently (unless you run linux and have built things from source before). Thread.


while(!project.isFinished())
project.addRing();
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Posted on Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:56 pm
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Thank you for the responses to my query!

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