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Oriental Scale Unit
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This unit requires only ten rings and is fairly simple to put together. At least two different ring sizes are required. There are three types of rings present:
- 3 small center rings
- 1 orbital ring that orbits these three
- 6 corner rings
I have used .080" (14SWG/2mm) bright aluminum.
Don't be thrown off by the odd size I chose for the larger ring. Upping to a standard 1/2" (12.7mm) would work just fine. Really the relationship between the small center rings and the single ring that orbits them is important. You can always go larger with that orbital, but if you go too large it would float around instead of being held in place.
Assemble a short 2 in 1 Chain in this configuration:
Connect it into a loop:
Close one large ring and place it over the small center rings:
Insert a ring through two small rings.
Close the ring.
Add two more rings in the same fashion:
Close those rings.
You have now assembled an Oriental Scale unit.
The following picture shows a few samples in various AR combinations, each using the same wire diameter for the small and large rings.
Note: You can use a different size of ring on the corners. More information can be found here.
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