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  Topic: Selling chainmail
Kellfire

Replies: 29
Views: 3481

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:00 pm   Subject: Selling chainmail
When you get to the point that you are using more expensive materials it's good to have the hobby pay for itself. It doesn't hurt to try and sell your stuff. Put a price on it and if it sells that's ...
  Topic: Dice Bags!
Kellfire

Replies: 15
Views: 2558

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:44 pm   Subject: Dice Bags!
Oh man...now you've really got me missing the marathon D and D sessions. Online gaming has it's perks but it still doesn't hold a candle to a well run tabletop campaign.
  Topic: Dice Bags!
Kellfire

Replies: 15
Views: 2558

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:14 pm   Subject: Dice Bags!
I made about a dozen dice bags out of 18g 1/4 id. stainless. With somewhere around 1k total rings in each. They turned out great. I was using copper rings for a simple one letter inlay for the firs ...
  Topic: Necklace help.
Kellfire

Replies: 10
Views: 1548

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:58 pm   Subject: Necklace help.
<sigh> I meant turkish round. Don't you just hate it when you get off work and just aren't firing on all cylinders.
  Topic: Necklace help.
Kellfire

Replies: 10
Views: 1548

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:53 pm   Subject: Necklace help.
Persian round looks good in that size.
  Topic: Bucket revelation
Kellfire

Replies: 21
Views: 3426

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:16 pm   Subject: Bucket revelation
Drag the bucket behind a riding lawn mower while you mow the grass.
  Topic: Help! Shirt Tailoring Disastar *assistance required*
Kellfire

Replies: 6
Views: 1526

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:15 pm   Subject: Help! Shirt Tailoring Disastar *assistance required*
Had the same kinda thing happen at one point. I had been making patches of 1k rings and putting them together. I found that I had put one patch in facing the wrong direction and it threw the row off ...
  Topic: ok, pricing/ general hauberk questions
Kellfire

Replies: 13
Views: 2001

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:51 am   Subject: ok, pricing/ general hauberk questions
Just a suggestion if you are trying to something a bit quicker. What about mounting a maille shoulder piece or maille sleeves on a biker type jacket? It looks sharp if done correctly. It can be done ...
  Topic: Mailleing Epiphanies
Kellfire

Replies: 18
Views: 2966

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 11:16 pm   Subject: Mailleing Epiphanies
When I started, I was making my rings by hand winding stainless steel wire around a long shank bolt clenched in a vice. I felt pretty dumb when, after too many thousands of rings and very sore hands, ...
  Topic: Ring Cutting
Kellfire

Replies: 9
Views: 1815

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:15 am   Subject: Ring Cutting
I use Wiss snips for stainless up to 18g. One thing to keep in mind is if they suddenly seem like they are dull they probably aren't. If they suddenly stop cutting effectively just try wiping down t ...
  Topic: Starting My Ring Stash
Kellfire

Replies: 13
Views: 1033

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:06 am   Subject: Starting My Ring Stash
When you are choosing your ring sizes make sure you keep in mind what material you are working on. For that matter make sure of what you are cutting the wire with. You can do alot with 18 and 20g sta ...
  Topic: Those of you who sell your work as jewelry
Kellfire

Replies: 32
Views: 5505

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 2:16 am   Subject: Those of you who sell your work as jewelry
If you are looking at this as a hobby then do it start to finish and make your own rings. If you are going to try and turn it into a business you may want to buy rings until you are sure you are able ...
  Topic: A chainmaille patent?
Kellfire

Replies: 15
Views: 2382

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:16 am   Subject: A chainmaille patent?
As I recall, doesn't someone out there have the patent for mobius balls©? Maybe it was trademarked? I think the point of that tho was to keep "big business" from using it. If you think abou ...
  Topic: Snow day
Kellfire

Replies: 22
Views: 2795

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:46 pm   Subject: Snow day
Funny thing happened here. The town I live in didn't even get flurries from this storm but fifteen miles away they got so much ice and snow that everything got shut down. I was driving to work liste ...
  Topic: Leather/mail bracer,how to attach?
Kellfire

Replies: 7
Views: 1726

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:34 pm   Subject: Leather/mail bracer,how to attach?
I'm kinda going thru the same process...or will be when I get my hand back in shape. I was planning on punching holes around the edge of the leather and using leather laces to tie the maille down. I ...
 
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