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Posted on Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:58 am
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im looking for a weave that looks good, keeps its shape, is strong and a bit bulky when made out if 16 guage 1/4 inch rings. does anybody have any suggestions? i would also prefer the weave to have a tutorial on some site.

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Posted on Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:38 am
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I'd suggest byzantine. It's strong, holds its shape, and -looks- quite nice IMO.

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Posted on Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:32 am
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I like byzantine, 8-2 spiral, and box for wallet chains. Byz and box should work with your ring size..

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Posted on Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:43 am
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Half Persian 4 in 1 also makes for a nice looking chain.

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Posted on Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:41 pm
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But it won't work in that size. HP 3-1 will, but it would be a bit wimpy for a wallet chain. Box is good.

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Posted on Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:44 pm
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If it were 14 g, I would say byz, but it being 16 might make it a tad onthe wimpy side... For the 16 g. 1/4" ID.... meh. HP would not be bad, IMO... I have a HP3-1 nmecklace in that size, and it's stout enough. Denser than the byz I can make with the same ring size.

My suggestion is to get some 14 g. wire and spin yourself a bunch of 1/4" links.


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Posted on Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:22 am
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I made a wallet chain using 16 ga 1/4 id rings in the box weave, and it came out rectangular. It's sturdy though and has a good weight to it. Coif Smiley


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Posted on Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:58 am
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Box doesn't lie very well in that ring size if i remember correctly. HP 3-1 would be nice and tight, but it's not an easy weave to learn, and looks a bit thin. With the rings you've got, I think i'd go for byzantine, with two connector rings between each unit. Or, if you want something really substantial, you could go for roundmaille.

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Posted on Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:54 am
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my sudjection would be inverted round mail....I am making a wallet chain out of it right now and it looks really good....I like inverted round mail a lot for long chains and it is pretty strong


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Posted on Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:53 pm
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I agree with byzantine or inverted roundmaille.


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Posted on Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:07 am
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HP 3-1 is my personal fav it works up fast is fairly strong and has a nice shape in a big AR, maybe 1/4" ID 1/16" Wire Diam.

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Posted on Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:18 am
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I personally like roundmaille for chains, but I haven't experimented much. All of my boxchain has ended up going rather rectangular.

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Posted on Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:25 am
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my boxchain looks alot like full persian 4-1... not rectangular at all, and very strudy. same rings size and guage as you

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