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  Topic: Cutting rings with a flex shaft
losthelm

Replies: 17
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:57 pm   Subject: Cutting rings with a flex shaft
There are a few threads on theringlord.org forum as well.
Flex shaft tools run much to fast and don't have enough torque for hard materials like Titanium, stee, stainless, etc.
The pepe jumpringer ...
  Topic: Black gunk from tumblers
losthelm

Replies: 6
Views: 539

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:48 pm   Subject: Black gunk from tumblers
There is a decent article on rio grande on how to remove the crud that develops refreshing the rubber tumblers and media such as stainess shot.
Rubber makes much less noise than plastics or metal con ...
  Topic: Where Can I Buy Mild Steel Wire?
losthelm

Replies: 5
Views: 675

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:43 pm   Subject: Where Can I Buy Mild Steel Wire?
You may try rebar tie wire from a building supply.
residential suppliers will have smaller spools while Industrial suppliers will have much larger options.

Sometimes you can find wire on Ebay or ...
  Topic: Anklet/Ankle Cuff clasp problem
losthelm

Replies: 4
Views: 1621

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:57 pm   Subject: Anklet/Ankle Cuff clasp problem
Maybe a few bayonet clasps would be an option.
  Topic: brass rings color ?
losthelm

Replies: 4
Views: 2216

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:44 am   Subject: brass rings color ?
It can be frustrating, even the same alloys can be different colors.
Even after tumbling or rubbing with steel wool.
  Topic: Newbie asking about rivited maille construction
losthelm

Replies: 2
Views: 1652

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:53 pm   Subject: Newbie asking about rivited maille construction
Depends on the size needed.
Theringlord.com sells punched rings that work well.

Many of the chainmail importers also sell chainmail rings, rivets, and solid rings by weight or count.
Icefalcon ar ...
  Topic: Info about this site ++
losthelm

Replies: 15
Views: 3499

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 7:01 pm   Subject: Info about this site ++
There are also a few very active Facebook groups.

Uploading photos may not work on Mobil.
File sizes are limited so the message boxes size and line up properly.
Though there maybe an app that doe ...
  Topic: Historical reference for inlays in armor?
losthelm

Replies: 11
Views: 2696

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:26 am   Subject: Historical reference for inlays in armor?
There are a few notable medieval Islamic chainmail pieces with scripture worth looking at, fine link and real works of art.
  Topic: Cast Iron Scrubber
losthelm

Replies: 7
Views: 3183

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:45 am   Subject: Cast Iron Scrubber
Just watch your closures, I usually make mine as little pouches/pockets larger enough for a cheep cellulose sponge.
There are a few different shapes available commercially.
I'm not sure if there is ...
  Topic: Inventory for a small sales stand
losthelm

Replies: 5
Views: 1710

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:44 am   Subject: Inventory for a small sales stand
Is it a one and done annual type event or every weekend for the season?
What's the average turnout?

What price points are you trying to hit?
I find 30-50% of my sales are about what people spend ...
  Topic: New with questions
losthelm

Replies: 29
Views: 4613

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:12 am   Subject: New with questions
A lot of people underestimate the labor for larger projects.
Coif or avaintail is a lot less material cost/labor that a full haulberk.

Your ahead of the game having some experiance and a decent an ...
  Topic: New with questions
losthelm

Replies: 29
Views: 4613

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:37 pm   Subject: New with questions
Galvy can have a scent paticularly when wet.
Chainmail is really labor intensive,
I would suggest trying a small pack of each material.
Then starting with an avaintail or coif before tackling a f ...
  Topic: Historical riveted maille from scratch: Riveting issues
losthelm

Replies: 14
Views: 3760

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:40 am   Subject: Historical riveted maille from scratch: Riveting issues
It takes a bit of experamenting to find something your happy with.
A few things to try.
Shorter rivets, it should make things less bendy.

You might also need to change the pliers a little.
Squee ...
  Topic: Blades blades blades
losthelm

Replies: 18
Views: 4881

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:52 pm   Subject: Blades blades blades
You might have luck buying from thurston by changing dementions.
Increase blade diameter from 1" to 1.25" or other small change may be enough. It changes the optimal RPM a lot but with a sh ...
  Topic: Argon Shielding Titanium Welds
losthelm

Replies: 15
Views: 4548

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:56 am   Subject: Argon Shielding Titanium Welds
Maybe a gas solenoid valve a switch to open for a few seconds before and after welding.
If your building he circut a short delay between the solonoid valve and the welding arc on the same button.
 
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