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Posted on Sat Jan 01, 2000 5:00 am
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Hey I was just wondering if anyone has a good method of constructing dragonscale, so far i've been experimenting with 14 gauge wire on different ring ids but so far the only thing i've come up with is a super thick tight weave that doesn't bend AT ALL! So if you have any advice feel free to pass it on.
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Posted on Sat Jan 01, 2000 5:00 am
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Dunno about 14 ga. but in 16 ga. a good ratio is 1/4" id small to 3/8" id large rings.

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Posted on Sat Jan 01, 2000 5:00 am
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I like using 14 for the big rings and 17 for the small ones. I agree about the 1/4" and 3/8". They're also easier to get mandrels for.



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Posted on Thu Apr 24, 2003 5:56 pm
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I make all my dragon scale from 16 gauge 1/4" & 3/8"

Stainless and copper or Brass make a lovely weave.

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Posted on Fri Apr 25, 2003 4:48 am
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So far, from what I've noticed in my recent experiments, 1/4" and 3/8" rings only seem to work with 14-16g large rings, 17- gauge small rings. I haven't been able to get dragonscale to work with heavier small rings. 7/16" large rings and 1/4" small rings, both at 16 gauge, work nicely.

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Posted on Mon Oct 06, 2003 3:01 pm
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3/8"IDx16ga Aluminum & 1/4"IDx16ga brass makes a nice and fairly light combination.

BTW, Derakon has a nice writeup of instructions and sized that work for DragonScale at: http://www.cs.hmc.edu/7Ecweisige/dscale.html

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Posted on Mon Oct 06, 2003 3:05 pm
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Sorry, the URL in the above post should be:

http://www.cs.hmc.edu/%7Ecweisige/dscale.html

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Posted on Sat Oct 11, 2003 9:32 pm
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I just finished my dragonscale belt. I made it with 14ga 1/2" and 1/4" ID rings. It is quite dense but very nice. I'll have pics soon.

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Posted on Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:45 pm
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im making a dscale belt now does anyone no how to kmake a belt buckle


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Posted on Sat Nov 22, 2003 10:12 pm
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a buckle from maille?

uhm...ver stiff box/chain weave i guess....prolly would want to weld it...or just make it from like 12 guage rings...

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Posted on Sun Nov 23, 2003 8:04 pm
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nope it was easier
take wire put a coil on it bend it to look l,ike a buckle but spread the bottom side of the buckle coil apart and attach rings and the thingie that goes thru the holes


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Posted on Sun Dec 21, 2003 3:57 pm
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2 more good sizes

18ga. 1/4 stainless
20ga. 3/16 sterling or stainless


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Posted on Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:25 pm
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Dragonscale: if you haven't visited theringlord.com do so. Also, I have been experimenting for some time with dragonscale as it is my absolute favorite and I have come to some strong conclusions...it's darn near going to drive you mad if you don't use two different gauges...the only gauge that I've been able to get to look just perfect and move with dexterity is 17ga galvanized...it's not only strong and flexible, but it lays really flat too...I highly recommend it...I used 17ga 5/16 and 17ga 3/16 for the rings...I have had limited success with 17ga 5/16 and 16ga 3/16 for something a little tighter...the difficulty you may run in to if you buy your wire on a spool is that it may say it's one gauge or the other, but that does not mean it has the same thickness as a different spool of the same gauge. best of luck email me if you have more questions....
dietrichdekaerne@yahoo.com


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