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  2. ETA on restock of KX200-ERGOMOD, please? ☺
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  4. I have worked with the graphite colored ones and so far they have held well. However being painted there is a possibility of them chipping. though the paint on finish on the graphite colored ones does seem stronger then the original white and black painted ones they offered. I think they have a better method now for the painted ones than the very first painted one I got
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  6. BA 18g 1/4" machine cut? ETA?
  7. AA1438black - about 3 weeks SXAA14716 - no plans at this time - we do custom orders like this with a $200 min per size.
  8. If only all my wire was spooled......
  9. what a weird guy HE must be.
  10. Still wondering about this... figure it probably got lost in the shuffle. Thanks!
  11. And there's the fellow who keeps his wire (material & diameter are his main sorting things) strictly on the reel or spool until he needs rings, and then spins these up with a power drill I guess. I'd use a hands-free wire feed for this -- see the Gallery section of the M.A.I.L. site for illustration of one easy-build no-hands feeder.
  12. Any idea when AA1438 black will come back in stock I need it for a customer?
  13. just fyi, the individual sections are not sealed (they have removable dividers, like most tackle boxes) so if you're doing micro-mail, a few links may slip between sections, but i haven't found this to be too obnoxious with 20 ga and thicker. of course, if you don't care about them being adjustable, you can always hot glue or epoxy them in place.
  14. Thanks for the insight! TitaniumMithral, I have seen those and wondered how they held up, thanks. I think I get one for when I'm traveling
  15. Interesting, I hadn't considered using one of those roloc disk pads (nor did I know thats what they were called). If I could find a really fine grit pad, that might work better than what I worked out. In experimenting, I tried an actual deburring tool, but its spinny-ness made it a lot of work, I tried a knife blade, and an x-acto, but they cut way too deep. What I found works pretty well is the back side of a saw blade on a leatherman, its a sharp 90 degree corner, and dragging it across at a slight angle workes pretty well. Its not perfect, but its far better than my little sanding wheel. It takes maybe 20-30s for each small scale, which considering I need 6-700, isn't too bad. Also, needs a pie dish/Tupperware below to catch all the little shavings.
  16. The uncolored spots are contact points between another surface in the dye bath. With uncut springs they can be stretch just a little to avoid this issue.
  17. I run into this all the time when doing sheet metal work. 1x30 or larger belt sander or a high speed drill mounted in a vice with a roloc style disk should be a little quicker. With aluminum you want some sort of duct management and a good dust mask the metal dust goes everywhere and is a concern. Work safe and clean your tools before switching metals.
  18. I prefer split rings because they let me build sheets entirely by feel and not require a work surface. It took about ~3K scales to get to that point.
  19. Finally found the right clasps to finish off the bracelet.
  20. i do material, gauge, size, and then color (if applicable). i picked up one of these a couple years ago for ~half price, and it's been great for my "working" stock:
  21. I organize by material, then size and gauge, since I'll be working in a single material more often.
  22. Greetings, Ok, I started storage with prescription bottles, then added some jewelry and bead storage containers, but have recently made a rather large order, and trying to keep everything organized in separate containers was giving me a headache, plus my husband wasn't happy about the "lack of containment" surrounding all the bottles and boxes. So, I purchased a few of those 64-drawer small parts storage cabinets, cleaned up my area of the basement and my workbench, and am ready for my order to arrive! Only problem....I'm not sure how to organize them. Do I go by gauge, material, then size? gauge, size, material? Size, gauge, material??? How do YOU organize your rings??? Thanks in advance!!
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  24. Dear sir, We are doing TYPE - 2 aluminium anodising .In that we find uncoloured spots . please advise solution
  25. Any update in the large seafoam scales eta? Thanks!
  26. Hello again and thank you so much for your answers! Yesterday the first scales arrived and I´ve made the first steps in weaving a scalemail. I ordered several scales (some black, some silver and the graphite ones) and "normal" rings made of steanleass I am looking which scales I prefer ^^. If I have some questions...I will ask for help And I will give you a picture when its done!!
  27. Howdy! I know this is an old, old post, but I found a good right & left-leaning half Persian tutorial on YouTube by Kathy Priday from Wicked Lady Chains (search Kathy Priday- that's her channel name). I was having a hard time understanding left leaning when I first started chainmaille, and I watched several tutorials. This tutorial gave my little brain the info in a way it was able to comprehend LOL
  28. No real ETA on SXAA20316bronze - note that we have never main this before. the plan was to make the first batch next bronze anodizing run. With a $200 order we can make a special batch for you.
  29. It's true the easiest Bladeturner flaw to fix is to make the back trapezoid wider than the chest trapezoid, by about a handspan.
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