Hello everyone im new to chainmail and its something id like
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Posted on Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:57 pm
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mearlyn this is some ware here i think it is under weaves or somthing that tells you how to make scale armor with soda tabs, sorry if i couldent be more help

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Posted on Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:49 pm
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I have done some work with pop tab mail, heres the article I learned it from
http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.cgi?key=515

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Posted on Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:28 pm
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yea that was the artical i was looking for, and has anyone made any poptab scale aromor, and if so how hard was it

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Posted on Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:03 pm
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It cant be that hard,, but if making a shirt id say make the side pieces (that go in between the front and back and under your arms) should be made form chainmail

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Posted on Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:10 pm
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could you use a large ring size, to allow more movement under the arms and around the back

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Posted on Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:24 pm
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Good idea!

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Posted on Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:29 pm
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i will need to try it after my dad drinks enough beer and soda so i have the tabs to make some armor

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Posted on Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:53 pm
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wakefreak wrote:

yea that was the artical i was looking for, and has anyone made any poptab scale aromor, and if so how hard was it
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I have made a pop tab bag and have started on a shirt. Its not hard. I think it goes as fast if not faster than wire rings. The only hard part is collecting enough tabs.

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Posted on Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:10 pm
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thanx, i really want to try it out.


Has anyone thought of cutting the tabs in half and use those 2 sides for rings, i might try that so out of a hundred soda tabes you get 200 rings.

just wonderin if anyone has tryed this

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Posted on Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:21 pm
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Thanks Samwise, for the link. That is exactly what I had come up with on my own.


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Posted on Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:47 pm
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Your welcome for the link

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Has anyone thought of cutting the tabs in half and use those 2 sides for rings, i might try that so out of a hundred soda tabes you get 200 rings.

The problem with that is it would be really sharp on the edges Crying (very sad) It also wouldnt lay uniformly.

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Posted on Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:28 pm
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Jengajuice wrote:
another way to darken your rings, albeit the coating will come off, leaving you with simply mild steel, but a darker color than plain old galvy, is to place your rings (I recommend a big batch or you'll get too much corrosiveness) in some liquid bleach, such as laundry bleach or cleaning bleach.


Bleach or vinegar will indeed oxidize and darken the zinc layer on galvanized steel but this DOES NOT remove the zinc. It merely speeds the oxidation and the zinc oxidation results in the dark grey coloring.

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Posted on Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:51 pm
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i looked at a soda tab and the middle part is just way to thin to make 2 rings out of it,



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Posted on Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:49 pm
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another fun idea, if your old enough is beer cap scale armor. i made a piece for a buddys bachelor party. the caps dont take much to make into scales either =)


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Posted on Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:59 pm
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haha thread necro.
Hello mailleartisans...
Long time since ive been on here... Really long.

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