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Watch Band Attempt 1 (Images)
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Posted on Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:29 am || Last edited by anon on Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:41 am; edited 1 time in total
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Not happy with the join, I'll need to play with it a bit and see if I can get
a better result. but here it is so far ...

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Kings Maille
18 gauge 3/16 ID EPDM
18 gauge 3/16 ID Stainless Steel










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Posted on Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:38 am
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looks nice! And the join isn't actually that bad Wink

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Posted on Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:56 am
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looks cool.


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Posted on Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:25 pm
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very nice design. awesome

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Posted on Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:46 pm
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Try making the band continuous kings maille all the way around. That's how I make watch bands and it works well.

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Posted on Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:08 pm
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Deirdre: Thanks Smile I had thought of that but decided against it as I thought that it would look odd if the band above the watch isn't a mirror image of the pattern below the watch, I'm guessing that you're happy with the result, so I should give it a try, could you post a pic?

This is the effect I was trying for ...
////////[watch]\\\\\\\\
^--kingsmaille --^

This is what I think you're suggesting ...
////////[watch]////////
^--kingsmaille --^

Thanks again Smile


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Maille - Belt - Choker w. Padlock - Collar - Collar with Twist - Cuffs - Cuff 2 - Decorative Chains - DS Belt - Maille Cuffs - Micro Ring - T Shirt - Vambrace - Watch Band - Watch Chain
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Posted on Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:00 am
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Sure, here's a few pics of some various watchbands I've made using 4-1:







People like em', I usualy sell out of them at festivals, and it's really not noticable to anyone other than the maker or another mailler that the band doesn't mirror itself on each side of the watch face.

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Posted on Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:46 am
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Thanks for the pics ...

Good point about "it's really not noticable to anyone other than the maker or another mailler that the band doesn't mirror itself on each side of the watch face."

I'm looking at it with the knowledge of the flaws, and so my eyes are drawn to them.

I'll post some pics of the fixed band as soon as it's done Very Happy


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Maille - Belt - Choker w. Padlock - Collar - Collar with Twist - Cuffs - Cuff 2 - Decorative Chains - DS Belt - Maille Cuffs - Micro Ring - T Shirt - Vambrace - Watch Band - Watch Chain
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Posted on Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:27 am
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Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with how you've done it; I like it, looks spiffy. Wink You could use just a single row of the small rings to connect the two strips of the band, that way it would join completely across instead of just in the middle. Just an idea.

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Posted on Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:43 am
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Very Happy I'm the one saying something is wrong ...

looks like I'll be making a few different bands and seeing which works
best...

one problem with the current design is the rings neat the join tend to
curl up rather than laying flat, doing it as a continuous band as you
suggested would prevent that from happening.

my concern with the row of small rings is the edges would still curl at
the join, I'll have to try it ans see how it goes ... there may be no
perfect solution ... but you've pointed me in the direction of a few
changes that should (at the very least) be better than my current
design.

Thanks again.

BTW I love your trick of using the flexibility of the rubber rings to bend
them back on themselves to attach the band to the watch.


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Articles - Byzantine Speed Weaving - Poor Man's Tumbler - Ring Jig - Turk's Head Knot Ring - Wire Winding
Maille - Belt - Choker w. Padlock - Collar - Collar with Twist - Cuffs - Cuff 2 - Decorative Chains - DS Belt - Maille Cuffs - Micro Ring - T Shirt - Vambrace - Watch Band - Watch Chain
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Posted on Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:12 am
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Update:

I tried the row of rings idea ...
it looks better than my join, but the edges automatically curl up


so at the moment I'm just using the center ring, it looks ok,


but I'll keep fiddling with it, the continuous band seems like the best
solution at the moment.


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Articles - Byzantine Speed Weaving - Poor Man's Tumbler - Ring Jig - Turk's Head Knot Ring - Wire Winding
Maille - Belt - Choker w. Padlock - Collar - Collar with Twist - Cuffs - Cuff 2 - Decorative Chains - DS Belt - Maille Cuffs - Micro Ring - T Shirt - Vambrace - Watch Band - Watch Chain
Non-maille - Ring - Ring Mk II

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Posted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:28 am
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I like that better than the original.

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Posted on Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:44 pm
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hehe. I made a watch band at it broke (I really sucked then) so then I made another (it's in the gallery) and my watch broke. How annoying is that!!


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Posted on Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:02 pm
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This is one I made. j6in1. It's holding up quite well. I'll have to do one using rubber at some point.



I've changed the clasp since this pic was taken.

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Posted on Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:51 pm
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I might as well show a pic of mine too. I recently redid it because the plastic broke where the pin held the old (chainmail) band. So I drilled a few holes through the plastic and connected a few rings to it:



This thread is fun. Coif Smiley


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