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Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: May 25, 2006
Views: 546
RE: Chain Maille

god, you suck. It was just the normal tweet tweet **** (how about saying my name so I know it's you, not mother earth?, just like a man, taking all the credit) You still let the blue birds scare all the finches away from my bird feeders. Oh, and WTF on the humming birds, they havent come by yet this year. lol


Thanks observant, I've got some pictures on my photobucket account.

Um, their doing maintenance, so I'll put them up later today.




Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: May 25, 2006
Views: 545
RE: Chain Maille

Ok, their back up now.

This is what the weave looks like up close. It's European 4-1



Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: May 25, 2006
Views: 544
RE: Chain Maille

Or I can make it out of this, it's Dragonscale (lol, I had to learn this one)



Anyway, I'm off this weekend to make more stuff, and to try to find different types of metal to work with.


Posted By: Rauol

Posted On: May 25, 2006
Views: 539
RE: Chain Maille

why dont you try plastic... like in pink or whatever, that way you can reach a larger market, not so many people are into goth stuff... just a thought


Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: May 25, 2006
Views: 534
RE: Chain Maille

Short answer, strength. I can also (when I get the money) get the setup to powder coat the metal, so I can make it any color I want. It dosn't chip like paint and will flex with the metal.


Posted By:

Posted On: May 25, 2006
Views: 530
RE: Chain Maille

another satisfied customer:



Posted By: GirlUWant

Posted On: May 25, 2006
Views: 519
RE: Chain Maille

How do you cut the pieces? They seem perfectly shaped!!! I would say that you have a talent at that, seriously, they circles are perfect.



Posted By:

Posted On: May 25, 2006
Views: 518
RE: Chain Maille

duh.. he just uses a larger cylindrical piece of metal to wrap it around


Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: May 26, 2006
Views: 516
RE: Chain Maille

I start with a length of wire and wrap it around a steel rod, like a 1/4" steel rod for the one at the top. Then I take small bolt cutters (the 8" ones at Lowes are good) and cut each ring off the coil. Takes practice to get a good cut (who knew?) but after you get about 1000 rings cut you can get started on a small bag or something.


Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: May 26, 2006
Views: 511
RE: Chain Maille

Here's a good place to get started if you want to learn.

http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/subcat.cgi?key=2

or just http://www.mailleartisans.org and click on the different stuff at the top.


Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: May 26, 2006
Views: 505
RE: Chain Maille

This is thing I made.



Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: May 26, 2006
Views: 504
RE: Chain Maille

This is **another thing I made. sorry for the typo.


Posted By: Raoul

Posted On: May 26, 2006
Views: 503
RE: Chain Maille

What do you think of fine chaine maille... I'm talking loops smaller than this > o

Is it the same process or do you need to do something else so they don't fall apart?


Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: May 26, 2006
Views: 499
RE: Chain Maille

I didn't post those two...but it is european 4-1, with saw cut rings.

The really small stuff I cant do (my eyes suck donkey balls) but for the really small gauge wire (22 and down) I've heard people using toe nail clipers to cut the rings.



Here is some really differnet stuff, like scale maille made from pennies...

http://www.mailleartisans.org/gallery/subcat.cgi?mode=cat&key=10


Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: May 26, 2006
Views: 498
RE: Chain Maille

This is the smallest I've seen.



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