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Posted on Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:23 am
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Please can someone help me with the following ?

On some medieval chainmail you can see an indented border at the bottom (sometimes in a different colour).

As I want to reproduce this indenting I wonder whether there are people who have done this before and what is the best way to lessen the number of rings.

I'm starting with 8 rings in the upper row, connected by 7 rings in the second.
The pattern is the usual european 4 in 1 and the rings are 1,6 with an ID of 9 mm.

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Posted on Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:51 pm
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Do you have any picture of what you're intending to reproduce?

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Posted on Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:01 am
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https://www.dein-larp-shop.de/neue-produkte/8346/richard-kettenrock-8mm-brueniert

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Posted on Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:26 pm
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I think the hard part is tracking where you start. Once you have where you want the dags to start, and how wide the base should be, work dag by dag, row by row, and reduce each row by one ring. If you look at a zoomed in part of the image you provided, you'll see that the base of each dag is 11 rings, the next 10, and so on down. With the new row, pass each ring through 2 of the previous row's rings. It will naturally come down to a point.


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Posted on Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:12 am
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Hi Wolf,

Thanks for your help.
It opened my eyes for the fact that I simply had to turn my piece of mail for 90 ° !
Here is the result so far:[img]IMG_2663.JPG[/img]

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