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Posted on Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:38 am
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i'm trying to decide what inlay i want to do on my next vest and i realized i don't know how much space i'll have on the back and front and whatever

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anyone who has made a vest with 5/16" id rings; (12 g. if possible, but it dosn't matter that much) who can you tell me how much space i'll have? like, number of rings high and wide? it would help out alot as i'm using IGP to make sure the inlay will be the right size.

any help is much appreciated Wink


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Posted on Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:25 pm
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I am making an inlay in 14g 5/16, and it is about 120-130 rings long, and that turns out to be 3 feet 4 inches at full stretch and 2 feet 8 inches at half stretch.


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Posted on Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:58 pm
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suggestion

If you are making euro 4 in 1 pattern, 12 gauge 5/16" is a really close weave (low AR) you might want to make it a bit bigger. Those rings are going to be hard to close! If you want a stronger maille, try using a different/better material like stainless steel (1/2 hard or above) or tempered steel.

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