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Ring count per sq. ft. help
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Posted on Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:38 am
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I am making a coif kind of thing foe a custemer and he wants me to atach it to a helmet he has... wish me luck. But what I need help with is I was going to use 16ga (swg) 5/16" ID and i dont konw how many rings / sq. ft. dose anyne one konw about howmany rings I might need

Around head 24
Across forehead (open area) 7.5
Band to chin 8
Band to top of shoulder 5
Band to finished length 16
Around body at bottom edge 60.
All in inches, and the pic with the measuring tape is to show the opening (24 in)
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Per my calculator (http://www.zlosk.com/~zlosk/maille/euro4-1.html), one square foot of European 4-in-1 sheet made from .0625 inch x .322 inch I.D. rings would require 1862 rings.

Per theringlord.com, "APPROX. RINGS PER SQ FT: 1824" for their 16 ga x 5/16 stainless rings, which measure .0625 x .322 I.D.


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Posted on Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:06 am
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Thank you for the link acording to the calculator I need almost twice what I was going to order. lets hop it's acuret and I didnot make a mistake with the measurements.


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Posted on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:35 pm
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Do you mean, for you seem rather indefinite, a coif that covers the skull, or a camail attached to the bottom of a bascinet helmet and is built mostly like the bottom, on the shoulders, part of a large coif?

I'd figure such a project as so many pounds of mail and it would be roughly seven pounds. About seven thousand links too. That's because for sticking on a helmet I use humble, but tough, steel wire and I buy that by the pound. Galvy for butted, which I am wanting to go away from, and bare wire of one thickness or another for the far tougher riveted. Either one, I coil my own using a steel rod and a cheap power drill. Coil 'em to springs, cut 'em into steel cheerios.

Some like stainless wire, at four times the materials cost.

You're going to end up with a nice historical-looking link diameter at 5/16".


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