First Rings I Ever Made
July 28, 2013, 2:24 am
August 12, 2013, 6:23 pm
DescriptionI found these in a box, today (July 27, 2013). These are some of the first ever batch of rings I made back in the early part of the 2000's. And actually, the first ever rings I ever had, period. I think I decided to start buying rings after I did these. At least for a while, anyway, while I was learning what I was doing.
The rings are copper wire salvaged from a dead motor, so it's got some sort of enameling/varnish/coating on it to insulate it. Based on comparisons with materials I have laying around, wire diameter is somewhere around 18-20awg, inside diameter is close to 7/16". The wire was wound on a wooden dowel I had laying around, and the coil was cut with a Dremel cutoff wheel.
Between the material choice, the very large AR, and some lousy cuts, these rings are pretty much useless for anything constructive. I do think I made some small patches of at least a couple of European weaves with some of these. I don't know where those are, at the moment, though.
I've got them strung on a heavier gauge (10awg, perhaps) aluminum ring to keep them together. Kind of makes a neat little fidget toy. I think I'll keep them around to remind me of just how much I didn't know about chaincraft when I first got interested in it.
Penny is there for scale.
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Images Tags (Click to Search Gallery)Tag(s): Copper, Materials, Rings