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  Topic: Why are my closures so bad?
Pfeiffer

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:46 am   Subject: Why are my closures so bad?
You'll be an old pro after say 10,000 closures. Practice, practice, practice... Coif LoL
  Topic: New here
Pfeiffer

Replies: 4
Views: 924

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:07 am   Subject: New here
Welcome. I always like to see new people learning the craft.

A punch set does make good mandrels, but it is hardened tool steel. It will be very difficult to drill a hole. You will need to find a ...
  Topic: Jaggeds Newbie Log
Pfeiffer

Replies: 27
Views: 2358

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:20 pm   Subject: Jaggeds Newbie Log
You are learning quickly. It is exciting to see someone going through the process. You are making nice little patches of mail already, and getting better every day. Keep posting pictures, we are he ...
  Topic: Report This post/User feature?
Pfeiffer

Replies: 2
Views: 1264

PostForum: Requests   Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:09 pm   Subject: Report This post/User feature?
Can we add a button for "report this post/user", so we can eliminate advertising trolls faster? We have a nice forum here. It would be nice if we could call attention to these junk adverti ...
  Topic: newbie saying hey
Pfeiffer

Replies: 3
Views: 996

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:57 pm   Subject: newbie saying hey
You came to the right place. All info you need, including answers to your questions, can be found here. Welcome. Coif Smiley
  Topic: Advice on beads for simple 4-in-1 or box-weave
Pfeiffer

Replies: 2
Views: 859

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:10 am   Subject: Advice on beads for simple 4-in-1 or box-weave
Sounds like you got a handle on all the basics.

My opinion, opals would be wasted on a bead - too small to see the colors. Opals would make a very nice cabochon. Perhaps you could make one like m ...
  Topic: Can't Find a Weave
Pfeiffer

Replies: 4
Views: 785

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:58 pm   Subject: Can't Find a Weave
you could make actual barbed wire. Does it have to be chainmaille?
  Topic: Making my own rings?
Pfeiffer

Replies: 21
Views: 2218

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:59 am   Subject: Slitting Saw - Mark ///
Here's what it takes to cut stainless well (and without burrs):
https://i.imgur.com/pzu7HlU.jpg

This is the culmination of many years of trial and error learning to build a slitting saw. I though ...
  Topic: Making my own rings?
Pfeiffer

Replies: 21
Views: 2218

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:52 pm   Subject: Making my own rings?
I don't care if it would actually protect me from a knife stab or a sword slash or whatever; my pals and I like to casually debate the actual defensive value of chainmaille

Butted Maille links, lik ...
  Topic: Making my own rings?
Pfeiffer

Replies: 21
Views: 2218

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:40 pm   Subject: Score-and-Break Cutting Method
Score-and-Break is another way to cut stainless which is well worth learning.

See this article, which is very informative:
http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.php?key=223

It g ...
  Topic: Making my own rings?
Pfeiffer

Replies: 21
Views: 2218

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:23 pm   Subject: Material Choices
Galvanized is rather unattractive to look at, so you might not enjoy wearing it around. It makes your hands dirty when you work with it, and has a tendency to smell bad. Just not a very nice metal ...
  Topic: Making my own rings?
Pfeiffer

Replies: 21
Views: 2218

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:35 pm   Subject: Making my own rings?
Yep...that's it. If I wanted to make a shirt I'd sure like it to be like that!
Dr. T makes exquisite shirts from split rings and uses exotic weaves too.
http://www.mailleartisans.org/members/membe ...
  Topic: Making my own rings?
Pfeiffer

Replies: 21
Views: 2218

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:21 pm   Subject: Making my own rings?
Don't give up.. Making a shirt is a nice project and you will appreciate the finished product when you are done.

Look for pictures of examples that other people have made. Here is a nice one:
htt ...
  Topic: Looking for advice on sorting ring sizes
Pfeiffer

Replies: 5
Views: 1095

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:30 pm   Subject: Looking for advice on sorting ring sizes
Inside Diameter: There is something called a "Finger Ring Mandrel". It is basically a tapered rod. You can probably cobble something together without buying it. Slide each unknown ring o ...
  Topic: Making my own rings?
Pfeiffer

Replies: 21
Views: 2218

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:17 pm   Subject: Making my own rings?
Consider buying Shear-Cut machine made rings from one of the major vendors of rings. I hate to promote them really, but that is bang-for-the-buck with quality appropriate for a shirt (you don't NEED ...
 
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