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How old were you when you made your first maille item?
under 10
3%
 3%  [ 2 ]
10-15
32%
 32%  [ 17 ]
16-20
28%
 28%  [ 15 ]
21-25
9%
 9%  [ 5 ]
26-30
11%
 11%  [ 6 ]
31-40
5%
 5%  [ 3 ]
over 40
7%
 7%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 52

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Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:42 pm
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well, im fairly new to the site, and also fairly new to mailling, but i was wondering, how old were you when you made your FIRST piece of chainmail?

I am 15, and i started mailling a couple of months ago. I had found some old networking cable lying around, so i stripped it, wound it around a pen, cut it and made some pretty crappy looking E4-1 with it. Everyone thought it was cool, including me, so them i went and bought some enamelled copper wire from the local electronics shop. BIG mistake. i found some silver-ish jump rings at a craft store, loved 'em but they tarnished.

last week i bought some .9mm galvy, made some rings, got me some front cutters and im really happy now!

how did all of YOU start?

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Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:38 pm
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13 or 14....


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Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:41 pm
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21-25

wow so far every one seems so young. not that im a old man.


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Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:54 pm
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17, now I am 19 and I don't plan on stopping soon

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Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:19 pm
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was about 16, now 28

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Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:04 pm
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I was 26 and now I'm 27.

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Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:04 pm
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Was 15 now 16 w00t!


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Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:54 pm
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started at age 12, now 17 going 18


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Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:16 pm
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Started when i was 13, now im 14

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Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:42 pm
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I started when I was 11, been doing it for just over 3 years so I'm 14 now. (and there was another thread just like this a while back http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=3986 )


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Posted on Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:44 am
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Started just before my 13th birthday, and now I'm almost fifteen. In fact this weekend I'm going back to the very rennaisance faire that started me off on this whole thing.

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Posted on Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:56 am
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You forgot 'way way way over 40'. My son is 41.


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Posted on Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:13 am
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I was 15, im 16 now and it seems we have quite a few young maillers here, gotta love the "Grizzled Ancients" ( I say it with the greatest respect ) who have showed us that mailling is one of the greatest things we could learn.


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Posted on Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:16 am
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knuut wrote:
You forgot 'way way way over 40'. My son is 41.


Thanks for making me feel young Knuut. *just turned 40* Very Happy

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Posted on Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:19 am
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Wups, that's what I get for not reading the question -- thought it was about my present age and still active at mail.

Which I am. I've only made a few pieces but I started when I was first in the Society for Creative Anachronism. I would have been about twenty.


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