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My progression
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Posted on Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:56 pm
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Not often I post on here, not unless, I achieve some significant leap
in my crafts, so today i'm back again to show off my new 6mm fully
wedge riveted maile in Iron. I made this with 18 gauge wire and
will eventually become a Coif.

This is at an approximate true scale



For a blown up version

http://imgur.com/nhA4XNS

If anyone has any queries concerning riveted maile,
feel free to ask.

Cheers
Noel

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Posted on Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:43 pm
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nicely done, should turn out pretty awesome Smile

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Posted on Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:15 pm
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Nicely done! I haven't seen anybody do rivitted maille in a while. Thank you for sharing.


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Posted on Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:17 pm
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Indeed excellent work! Someone merely has to mention riveted mail and I get the jitters.

That looks good and solid! Nice one.

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Posted on Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:52 am
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Here is the latest images

http://i.imgur.com/ysjD47r.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Y9Mme5e.jpg

I would say to people not to get too frightened off
by riveted maile. The biggest problem I find with it
is the physical exertion, beating the rings 7 to 8
times each with a mallot

The drifting of the ring and the riveting process
are both problematic on a 6mm scale but using
magnification glasses helps a lot.

So far, for every 10 rings I make, 1 or maybe
2 will eventually be discarded for not forming
correctly, or not riveting correctly. The tolerances
are slightly unforgiving.

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Posted on Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:08 am
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This is my chosen design for an anvil, it was something I
dreamed up and had made. It's not a perfect design, but
in terms of both price and reliability, its very acceptable.



I had this made by a nice chap over in England for
about £20 and it was £20 well spent.

2 Hefty chunks of steel round bar with a hole drilled through
the center of both. Place a threadless bolt, the biggest
one you can get, through the hole on one of the round
bars, then weld the head so the bolt can no longer be
removed.

Place the ring on the top of the other round bar, slide the bolt
into position and give the head of the bolt a few hefty hits for
a flattened ring.

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Posted on Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:24 am
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This is some information on the type of drift I am using
to slit the rings. It's a 3mm nail that has been manually
filed into what could be described as a kind of lance or
spear head.



Normal nails will not do, hardened masonry nails
are what is needed for this and I wouldn't rely
on cheap ones either. I bought nails that
had been austempered to exacting specifications.
Such nails are stronger, do not deform or degrade
as easily.

It is still however a necessity to manually re-file
the nail every 20 to 30 rings.

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Posted on Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:06 am
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You see this is what I like to see. "I don't have a tool for that" Well MAKE one sir! I do this all the time with my turning rods. Sure they get shorter and shorter when I'm jewellery sawing off the rings but I get what I bloody want at the end of the day!

Your to be commended for not letting a "It doesn't exist" problem pollute your mind set! Excellent! Keep up the good work.

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Posted on Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:52 pm
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This looks like a good article. You should think on putting one together.


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Posted on Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:16 pm
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I have bought a cheap digital camera and
will endeavour to create an article.

Unfortunately, I have been terribly run down
with a cold this week and have not had the
strength to craft or for anything else really.

I'll do my best once able.

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Posted on Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:06 pm
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Thanks to you, I've now made a tool for flattening the rings. I got the idea from this thread. It is a three pieced tool using a pipe as well as two solid bars. The bottom bar is jammed tightly into the pipe, whereas the top piece moves smoothly in the pipe, acting as the strike which flattens the ring against the bottom part.

I can post an image of it when I get around to it, if you want me to. Thanks for the inspiration!


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Posted on Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:04 am
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I'm actually half way through completing my guide. It's quickly becoming a beefy project. Once completed, I will upload it here.

I would encourage people to modify the guide, adding their own variation of the processes I am writing about as footnotes or in separate pages. It would be nice to see what you have done added.

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Posted on Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:27 am
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Noel wrote:
I would encourage people to modify the guide, adding their own variation of the processes I am writing about as footnotes or in separate pages. It would be nice to see what you have done added.


Okay, I'll see if I can post some pictures of it, if you want to implement them in your article. I'm not sure if I can modify it when it is finished, however.

Will get to it when I get home later in the day! Smile


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Posted on Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:03 am
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I'm onto the 20th page of my guide. I haven't shown it here yet,
because I have promised to wait as there is a new chainmaile magazine coming out and some of the content from my guide is going into the
1st issue. The release date for the mag is the 1st of next month, once released, I will release the guide here, though it wont be finished.



This is the latest, I got injured a few days back, so not crafting
right now, hopefully back in action soon.

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Posted on Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:43 pm
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That is very neat! Love to see the finished result when you get better!


"When in doubt... C4" - Jamie Hyneman

My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/wpa09
My band: http://www.facebook.com/carnosus

"This is an art form, and we love to be recognized for our own work, and we'd all hope not to be confused with someone else."
- Charon, March 27, 2009

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