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Glass maille, anyone?
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Posted on Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:49 pm
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Has anyone attempted glass laboratory tube maille? Fused, of course, and perhaps with liquid inside?? I think it would be beautifull.


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Posted on Sun Nov 14, 2004 7:44 pm
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NOpe never done that one sounds kewl however that would be vary hard to do i would think..and what about making each ring a neon light..lol


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Posted on Mon Nov 15, 2004 2:57 am
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sounds interesting, but i'm not to sure how it would be done. i would imagine that you would use a torch to heat the glass and bend it but then fusing it together would be really hard to not to evaporate the liquid inside.

just a thought, how about getting one of the glass workers at the faire to make some maille. they have some mad skills. but it would probably cost alot.


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Posted on Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:14 am
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this topic has come up before a few times. while it would be quite amazing, and i would pay dearly for a jap cube, or voodoo cube out of glass. the problem is though, that it would take so incredibly long to make. there is one way you COULD make some euro 4-1 in a bit of mass production, and that is to use a 4 part mould, with the maille carved in it. i wont even bother trying to explain it, because it would get me mega confused, but thats the only way i could think of doing it really....

on the other hand, take a look at lorenzo has done with acrylic...

http://www.mailleartisans.org/gallery/pics/240plasticmaille.jpg


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Posted on Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:02 am
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I have seen examples of glass mail, made from glass rods using the E 4-1 pattern. I believe the example was posted on this boards gallery. Anyone here remember this?

If you think about it, you can use the same techniques to make mail from glass rods that you use to make mail from metal. The glass rods simply need to be worked at a higher temperature when coiling, cutting, and knitting. Anyone out there know a glass blower? Show him or her a mail pattern and I bet they can give you a glass mail sample within minutes.

Interesting concept. Especially if you conceive a garment with it's own built in lighting. My imagination is overloading now.....

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Posted on Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:03 am
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http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?topic=2019&forum=1

Mail Mold thread. That might perk your interest.

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Posted on Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:23 am
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thats exactly the thread i was thinking about cynake...


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Posted on Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:18 pm
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am i the only one who is having trouble seeing the pictures on that page? or have they been taken off the web? cause if they are still there, i want to see them.


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Posted on Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:26 pm
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It would just be plain awesome to make some chocolate chain maille with a mold like that.


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Posted on Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:34 pm
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Three things

Choclate chainmail would melt
Wouldn't it hurt if it broke? ( The glass maille)
I would pay to see pineapple ring mail.

As for the glass maille, I think it would be very hard to make. I saw this glass blower at a ren fair and told him the idea (I thought of it a while back) And he tried, to no avail.

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Posted on Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:58 pm
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ok send me some money and ill show you pineapple maille and i wont even have to make it myself.... in fact all i'll have to do is be a computer geek


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Posted on Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:27 am
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Stephan is currently working on a glass jap5-1 ball, he has done the glass thing a few times i'll try to get him to through some words in.

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Posted on Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:53 pm
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Yup, mailleman, I got your e-mail....

About a year ago, after people BSing about glass maille I finally got fed up with watching people talking about it and went and did it.

I bought some Pryex rod from a glass worker at the mall one day, went home and made maille. I used my normal mailleing tools with the addition of a propane torch.

Since then, I've welded a small piece of 3/4" pipe on some pliers. this is my mandral now, and my only special tool for glass maille. The jaws allow me to grip the glass and mold it around the pipe.

The reason the mall glass guys use pryex is due to thermal stability. They can make stuff and not have to anneal it for 8 hours. So its great stuff to learn on. BTW, they make pryex tubes too, Quizad...

If you switch to a borosilicate glass, you run into fracturing problems. Its best to read up on bead and marble making. I'm sure not going to try and write everything I know about glass here, even though it would be a short essay...

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Posted on Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:10 pm
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how about an article?


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Posted on Fri Nov 19, 2004 10:30 pm
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Stephen wrote:
If you switch to a borosilicate glass, you run into fracturing problems. Its best to read up on bead and marble making. I'm sure not going to try and write everything I know about glass here, even though it would be a short essay...

It was my understanding that Pyrex? was a patented formulation of borosilicate glass?


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