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  Topic: Sizing a bracelet
WurdBendur

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:08 pm   Subject: Sizing a bracelet
What sort of chain are you using? Something thicker like box or byzantine might need to be slightly longer than the wrist size. A flat weave, I'd think, should work just fine.

Or maybe the measurem ...
  Topic: scrap ring hauberk
WurdBendur

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Group Projects   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:29 am   Subject: scrap ring hauberk
What are your rings made of? Steel in this size will be ridiculously heavy.

It'll be really dense, anyway, so it's fine if that's what you want. I was going to make a hauberk out of 1/4" 16 ga ...
  Topic: help with a seam
WurdBendur

Replies: 3
Views: 835

PostForum: Gallery Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:02 am   Subject: help with a seam
Have you made the sides and the bottom part as well? It sounded to me like you have a cylinder with no bottom. If that's the case, then you need to start contracting. You make a contraction by connect ...
  Topic: True Micromaille
WurdBendur

Replies: 7
Views: 1384

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:16 am   Subject: True Micromaille
Old news. Anyway, I think it's interesting that they chose to use the Oriental 4-1 weave. I figure it has to do with the way it was built up, since it allows everything to be flat. And since its movem ...
  Topic: Tempering Maille
WurdBendur

Replies: 13
Views: 2886

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:44 pm   Subject: Tempering Maille
Might be a slight off topic here, but LARP should never incorperate "he who spends more money on costuming has better stats" especially to the extent of butted maille vs riveted. For the pur ...
  Topic: Tempering Maille
WurdBendur

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:53 am   Subject: Tempering Maille
Your real strengthener comes from mechanically fastening the links shut anyway, say by riveting. This is so efficient you can use 18 gauge SWG wire in place of 14 for twelve to fifteen times the stre ...
  Topic: Tempering Maille
WurdBendur

Replies: 13
Views: 2886

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:45 am   Subject: Tempering Maille
I did sort of conflate the hardening and tempering, but I meant the combined process. My wire is probably strong enough as it is, though. I just wondered if it was worth trying, but it sounds like it' ...
  Topic: Tempering Maille
WurdBendur

Replies: 13
Views: 2886

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:48 pm   Subject: Tempering Maille
I searched for this and didn't find anything, so I hope I'm not just repeating an old question.

Is it a good idea to temper/heat harden finished maille, in particular butted? It just seems to me th ...
  Topic: Has anyone bought the shirts from Think Geek?
WurdBendur

Replies: 6
Views: 1575

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:22 pm   Subject: Has anyone bought the shirts from Think Geek?
True.

Anyway, I agree on making your own rings. Just don't pinch cut them or that blanket will be really uncomfortable, besides being super heavy.
  Topic: Has anyone bought the shirts from Think Geek?
WurdBendur

Replies: 6
Views: 1575

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:31 pm   Subject: Has anyone bought the shirts from Think Geek?
why in the world would you want a chain blanket?
  Topic: Looking for a denser weave
WurdBendur

Replies: 15
Views: 2792

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:16 pm   Subject: Looking for a denser weave
Good point! A strait switch does work:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/WurdBendur/Chain%20Maille/SANY1686.jpg

In fact, it will probably be very difficult to switch to a row of all large r ...
  Topic: Riveting tools
WurdBendur

Replies: 6
Views: 1573

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:53 pm   Subject: Riveting tools
I'm going to take these one at a time.

Cut overlapped rings
don't bother with a chisel or skip cutter. Use cutting pliers or shears or whatever cutter you have and cut at as much of an angle as yo ...
  Topic: Looking for a denser weave
WurdBendur

Replies: 15
Views: 2792

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:11 am   Subject: Looking for a denser weave
Okay, so on the off chance your boffer's core jabs through the foam, your armour needs to be tight enough negate any chance of being stabbed with fibreglass rods.

Not even that. Armor is not requir ...
  Topic: Looking for a denser weave
WurdBendur

Replies: 15
Views: 2792

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:50 am   Subject: Looking for a denser weave
I'm not sure what the SCA requirements are for mail (I couldn't find any specifics about ring size or AR), just that you need armor that will protect you from rattan. The armor I'm making is for Dagor ...
  Topic: Looking for a denser weave
WurdBendur

Replies: 15
Views: 2792

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:07 am   Subject: Looking for a denser weave
Thanks for the suggestions. The snakeskin works well with these rings:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/WurdBendur/Chain%20Maille/SANY1679.jpg

Looks good to me anyway. It's recognizably diff ...
 
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