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Box weave into Belt help
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Posted on Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:15 pm
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I've been asked to make someone a belt that is 120cm long, I have just started out in chainmaille due to making jewelery for the mother in laws wedding. I know how to do the box chain the help I am looking for is what size rings I should use to make it a wearable belt.
Infomation I have for this belt is:
Hefty but limp
120cm
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Posted on Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:01 pm
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i would modify the weave a bit for a belt. maybe use 2 ring sizes to get it to be more flat on one side. i use 16swg 1/4 and 5/16 to get it flatter, but many combinations are possible.



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Posted on Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:19 pm
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thank you so much

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Posted on Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:12 pm
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what sizes would you recommend for a wearable belt?

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Posted on Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:18 pm
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it depends what kind of look you're going for. i would say for a smaller woman, 16swg 1/4 and 5/16 stainless would be good. but, if you want a stronger chain, i would jump to 14swg. if you want a flatter weave, i would do something like 16swg 1/4 and 3/8.



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Posted on Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:09 pm
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this is for a man that wants to wear it with his homemade kilt. wants it 120cm long

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Posted on Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:56 am
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i would move to 14swg or even 12swg. stainless is good and titanium would be better. welding would be better too, or you could incorporate small elastic sections with epdm rubber. a belt has to take a lot of stress without breaking. the bigger the guy, the stronger it has to be. even at 14swg stainless, i fear rings will open up over time and that's bad for business. most people don't have the ability to weld, so i think your best option otherwise is to use small sections of with rubber.



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Posted on Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:54 pm
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yeah I dont have the ability to weld. 14g in stainless it will be with some sections with the elastic rings, ( this sounds stupid ) guessing the elastic rings also have to be 14g... damn you can tell i am new haha

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Posted on Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:55 pm
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forgot to ask what size would i do 14g what inch?

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Posted on Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:16 am
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well, you could do 14swg 3/8 and 5/16. or for a flatter look you could do 7/16 and 5/16. yes, 14swg rubber rings too.



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Posted on Mon May 01, 2017 8:42 am
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grrr he has changed his mind now he wants round maille

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Posted on Mon May 01, 2017 9:37 am
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yeah, that happens. you can still incorporate rubber with roundmaille. and you can flatten it a bit by making it delirious roundmaille: http://www.mailleartisans.org/weaves/weavedisplay.php?key=1421



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Posted on Mon May 01, 2017 12:33 pm
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thank you so much for your help

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Posted on Mon May 01, 2017 3:41 pm
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what size(s) would i use for the roundmaille belt?

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