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Posted on Mon May 12, 2008 2:24 am
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40 hours total for me for a hauberk, but that's not counting ring prep time i.e. cutting/coiling I'd say closer to 55 hours.


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Posted on Mon May 12, 2008 5:38 am
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Dude!!!@!!!!!
Do you have a Drill(better one that plugs into the wall)
they sell 3/8 of an inch rods at lowes reno depot etc. for about 5$
they are two or three feet long and seriouly this will pay itself in time save in one shirt
I just coiled over a thousand rings in less than 10 minutes
Mine is only 15" long and has a useble coiling space of 12 "
the rest of the stuff in my setup was salvaged from scrap wood in someones garbage after a "reno"
thats six coils 12" long I think thats 168 rings(percoil) at 14gauge 3/8"
about two pounds of rings and my waste is like 20 grams in trimmings

But i understand your comfy with what you have
everyone seems to be getting a better deal on galvy than I am though for thirty CDN$ I get about twelve lbs of 14g

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Posted on Mon May 12, 2008 6:13 am
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Buy the lion's share of your galvy and maybe aluminum wire from fence-supplies shops, not hardware stores. You can get it at such bulk suppliers for around a dollar a pound, CDN or US.


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Posted on Mon May 12, 2008 7:44 pm
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I don't know of any tractor supply in my region and if I pay shipping and handling it is not worth it
I buy direct from the suppliers for the hardwere store and if I( buy ten plus pounds I do better but it still seems crazy when you guys pay a dollar a pound Mad

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Posted on Tue May 13, 2008 12:00 am
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i pay a little bit more than a dollar per pound, but still tractor supply is pretty cheap. however, my lowes was fairly similar in price, though the selection and quality of the wire wasn't quite as good as they stored it outside


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Posted on Tue May 13, 2008 3:08 am
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Now Coil, dangit, look in the Yellow Pages, with your own two eyes, under "Fence." Particularly anyone who builds wire fences. We don't like whining, okay? Ingenuity is what we think is neat.

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Posted on Tue May 13, 2008 3:08 pm
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Yeah, electric fencing wire is what I use. Locally, we use the "farm supply store" to get it, nary a tractor to be found. Coil, where do you live? I bet we could find something close to you, too!

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