Thursday, 16 September 2010

Making chainmalle rings or links.

Someone asked about how I made the individual rings, so here's a posting explaining it. (side note: I've recently added InfoLinks to my blog. This should highlight certain words in green and display targeted advertising, feel free to click them if they interest you. ;])


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First, take some wire (I use 1.6 mm Galvanised Steel, which is the wire used to make fences and can be bought from gardening/farming type shops), and wrap it around a metal rod. The larger the diameter the rod, the looser the chainmaille is going to be. For my vest I am using a 6 mm diameter rod.
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Remove the wire from the rod and cut from the coil with clippers. There are many kinds available and most do the job.
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Now simply cut the coil into rings. Try and keep the cuts in a straight line. It takes a bit of practice but soon one gains the ability to create nearly perfect rings.
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Tada! Doesn't look very impressive by itself, but when combined with others, it can look amazing.

23 comments:

  1. right on. now what do i use the rings for is the question

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  2. Making awesome stuff obviously. =P I'll post something about how to use them sometime.

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  3. I never knew! That's pretty b.a.

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  4. f*cking epic

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  5. Oh if only I had the motivation to make this into something epic xP
    Supporting and following.
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  6. It'd be cool if you had an image of a finished product.

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  7. Thank you for the kind comments on my blog :)

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  8. I actually know a guy who does this as a hobby. Pretty interesting stuff. :)

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  9. Interesting post man, Come check out my SC2 blog for zerg strategies =)

    http://zergitup.blogspot.com/

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  10. That si great work man. Looking forward for more of that stuff.

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