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  Topic: Closing a Rubber Ring?
Thunderbolt

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:33 pm   Subject: Closing a Rubber Ring?
Thanks for the info.

I've read that many Hollywood productions use plastic or rubber rings in their chainmail so the actors don't have to carry the load of real mail and that's what my friend was l ...
  Topic: Closing a Rubber Ring?
Thunderbolt

Replies: 20
Views: 2837

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:06 am   Subject: Closing a Rubber Ring?
Long story short a friend of mine has asked about a project made out of EPDM rubber rings. How does one weave such rubber rings? I'm not seeing much about it. Any help would be greatly appriciated. Th ...
  Topic: too heavy??
Thunderbolt

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:53 am   Subject: too heavy??
I suppose it all depends on what you were going to do with it, but even as a Halloween costume it's a tad heavy.

What's the particulars of the shirt? Material? ID? Method of construction and so on ...
  Topic: Padding
Thunderbolt

Replies: 12
Views: 2102

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:45 am   Subject: Padding
I had a knight tell me recently that there comes a time in every fighters journey when he has to choose if he wants to play the game or strive for realism. I don't know what kind of combat you are doi ...
  Topic: Padding
Thunderbolt

Replies: 12
Views: 2102

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:29 am   Subject: Padding
Under combat conditions memory foam isn't the best option unless you want to look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Under compression it looses most of its absorbency and in order to get the most ou ...
  Topic: Link Flattening... What am I missing?
Thunderbolt

Replies: 17
Views: 3934

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:21 am   Subject: Link Flattening... What am I missing?
So I have finally been able to get a consistent flattening of my links and I'm really excited about it but I have a little question.

Is it a good idea to anneal the coil and then cut the links. Is ...
  Topic: Kings Mail Hauberk OMG the weight.
Thunderbolt

Replies: 22
Views: 5796

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:12 pm   Subject: Kings Mail Hauberk OMG the weight.
My shirt is 2mm X 8mmID so not very historical. I've been fighting in it and I like the protection level and freedom of movement just not the weight. I'm starting to have some success flattening links ...
  Topic: Kings Mail Hauberk OMG the weight.
Thunderbolt

Replies: 22
Views: 5796

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:20 am   Subject: Kings Mail Hauberk OMG the weight.
When I said "combat grade" I was just referring to SCA combat. Smile Mail is great stuff but this is the 21st century.

My shirt right now is 28.5 lbs which puts it about 13% total body weig ...
  Topic: Kings Mail Hauberk OMG the weight.
Thunderbolt

Replies: 22
Views: 5796

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:32 am   Subject: Kings Mail Hauberk OMG the weight.
This is a good post to finally answer the last of my noob questions. How much should a combat grade shirt/haubergon/haubergon weigh? How much is too much?

I've been thinking about what Konstantin p ...
  Topic: Link Flattening... What am I missing?
Thunderbolt

Replies: 17
Views: 3934

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:56 pm   Subject: Link Flattening... What am I missing?
I've seen on the intertubes where someone places a ring between two metal plates and hits that with a hammer. The links look like they come out nice and uniform but they also heat the crap out of them ...
  Topic: Link Flattening... What am I missing?
Thunderbolt

Replies: 17
Views: 3934

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:32 pm   Subject: Link Flattening... What am I missing?
I started with some 14g and 16g galvi links from the hardware store, moved to some annealed 16g wire from the same, and for curiosity sake tried some 304 14g SS I ordered. Using my 3 lb hammer in shor ...
  Topic: Link Flattening... What am I missing?
Thunderbolt

Replies: 17
Views: 3934

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:50 pm   Subject: Link Flattening... What am I missing?
I've recently started to dabble in the construction of riveted mail and I remember that Konstantin said he flattened his links without heating them which is how I'd like to do them as well. Trouble is ...
  Topic: Introduction & expanding fighter help
Thunderbolt

Replies: 17
Views: 4135

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 4:33 am   Subject: Introduction & expanding fighter help
Sorry for not posting sooner but I was out of wi-fi reception for a while. I've kind of mixed the 45 pattern with the Baker pattern; adding some expansions in the back ect and so far it feels pretty n ...
  Topic: Introduction & expanding fighter help
Thunderbolt

Replies: 17
Views: 4135

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:11 am   Subject: Introduction & expanding fighter help
This is all great info. I am also weaving a fighting (SCA) shirt in the 45 style and thought I had all the math and ring counts figured out but it looks like I've miscalculated. Using 14g 5/16ID. How ...
  Topic: 45º hauberk pattern
Thunderbolt

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:10 am   Subject: 45º hauberk pattern
It should work in 0.062" 1/4". bladeturner has a good info there. Joining the patches rather then building from the neck hole out makes thing a bit harder.

I should have known that. I gue ...
 
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