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The book that has been talked about for a while now
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Posted on Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:55 pm
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Aye, I know that the idea of writing a book and all has been brought up before, but the idea hasn't really seemed to get off the ground yet (correct me if I'm wrong). Well, it's a project I'd really like to see moving so I'm volunteering to coordinate the effort. I'll even do the compilation of the book and all. Or if the book isn't possible, the wikibook could push through. Either way, I think that the idea of making the book is a great idea. So, any other volunteers?


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Posted on Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:34 am
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I'm not sure how useful my services will be, but I'm with you on this one.... a book of some form would be great.


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Posted on Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:00 am
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Ok, I'll start working on the layout. What part would you be willing to work on?


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Posted on Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:15 am
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I'll lend my Rendering Skills to ya lads, as i had said i would before..Wink


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Posted on Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:21 am
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Perfect! Heh... I was just wondering who we could get for rendering Wink


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Posted on Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:39 pm
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I'll volunteer for what I can, though I'm not sure what I can do...


I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas. I just think about it.

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Posted on Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:03 pm
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Well, we'll need weave tutorials and stuff. I was thinking that you and Slash could write a few articles for the Weaves section. Maxum X offered to take care of the rendering, so that's a plus point.

Hmm.... We need some place to gather, a chatroom or something.


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Posted on Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:55 am
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My tutorial-writing is at your service, if you wish to employ it.

(that and anything else you can think of that I could do for this project)



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Posted on Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:30 am
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Anything that you can think of I am at your servise. I think I have two rings here somewhere. Coif LoL

I also have a list of thing Not to Do, Laughing and I make european 4-1 a different way than in any of the tut (it feels faster too) but then again maybe there's a reason.

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Posted on Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:07 am
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Well, here's a tentative layout, so take your pick I guess.

I Title Page

II Introduction
A What is maille?
B Community

III Chapter One ? Getting Started
A SAFETY
B Different metals
1. Type
a. Advantages
b. Disadvantages
c. Cost
2. Alternatives to wire
C Tools needed
1. Power tools
2. Hand tools
D Workspace
1. Mandrels
2. Power coiling
3. Hand coiling
E Making the rings
1. Technical info (AR, ID, etc?)
2. Cutting
a. Different types of cuts
b. Power tools
c. By hand

IV Chapter Two-Weaves
A European
1. Weave type
a. Picture
b. Description
c. Uses (Good for, not good for)
d. Technical info (minimum AR and stuff)
e. Materials needed (How many ring sizes, anything else needed)
f. Procedure
B Japanese
a. Picture
b. Description
c. Uses (Good for, not good for)
d. Technical info (minimum AR and stuff)
e. Materials needed (How many ring sizes, anything else needed)
f. Procedure

C Persian
a. Picture
b. Description
c. Uses (Good for, not good for)
d. Technical info (minimum AR and stuff)
e. Materials needed (How many ring sizes, anything else needed)
f. Procedure

D Spiral
a. Picture
b. Description
c. Uses (Good for, not good for)
d. Technical info (minimum AR and stuff)
e. Materials needed (How many ring sizes, anything else needed)
f. Procedure

E Hybrid
a. Picture
b. Description
c. Uses (Good for, not good for)
d. Technical info (minimum AR and stuff)
e. Materials needed (How many ring sizes, anything else needed)
f. Procedure

V Chapter Three ? Patterns
A Different types of armor
1. Hauberks
a. Picture
b. Description
c. Different designs
? For armor usage
? Display only
d. Pattern
e. Procedure
2. Haubergons
a. Picture
b. Description
c. Different designs
? For armor usage
? Display only
d. Pattern
e. Procedure
3. Byrnies
a. Picture
b. Description
c. Different designs
? For armor usage
? Display only
d. Pattern
e. Procedure
4. Coifs
a. Picture
b. Description
c. Different designs
? For armor usage
? Display only
d. Pattern
e. Procedure
5. Gloves
a. Picture
b. Description
c. Different designs
? For armor usage
? Display only
d. Pattern
e. Procedure
6. Others
a. Picture
b. Description
c. Different designs
? For armor usage
? Display only
d. Pattern
e. Procedure

VI Chapter Four ? Other projects
A Baskets
B Jewelry
C Hand flowers
D Others


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Posted on Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:06 pm
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I could help with the work space, making rings, some of the weaves or any other tidbits. It might be a good idea if we put some more things about small projects and say START SMALL, I wish I would have known that. and tell them to work up to a shirt something like this bracelet/necklace, bag, glove, coif, shirt. It will help build speed and quality before a big poject and a suggestion of ID and Wire gauge so they do not end up with a shirt with an ID of 1/4 inch as there first project.

Please, if you want my help post what you want me to do. Wink

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Re: The book that has been talked about for a while now
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Posted on Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:27 am
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BladeMaster-Raven wrote:
Or if the book isn't possible, the wikibook could push through. Either way, I think that the idea of making the book is a great idea. So, any other volunteers?


I don't know about publishing but cafeshops will publish books and we might be able to get the book from the MAIL gift shop. Just my two rings

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Posted on Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:18 am
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Something about the workspace would be a good start. I'm not too familiar with the publishing process, I'll have to look into that.


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Posted on Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:14 pm
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1. On the topic of Safety, do we want to add-in stretches and the likes to prevent Carpal Tunnel and such, since it is a legitiment threat for the maillers that go a little overboard? (Also if we do want stretches, do we want pictures or just descriptions? Pictures take up alot of room, but just reading a description of stretches can be a little confusing.)

2. I'm not sure if this will make sense or not, but what style of writing should it be in? Something that reads like an encyclopedia, or just a list of precautions, or perhaps something like a personal rant; I think the encyclopedia format might be the best, though I might have to edit myself from going on a rant. Laughing

Oh and most importantly, is it okay if I attempt to do the Safety topic? Rolling Eyes


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Posted on Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:22 pm
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Sure thing. And aye, let's go for an encyclopedia type of writing, more formal and scholarly. I can do editting and stuff if you like.

Hmm... stretches... maybe we could make another section devoted to stretches?


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