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  2. cyclechic04

    Stainless Steel - Black and Plain

    When will the 16ga 3/8'' ID (Bulk bag of 6000) rings be available. Thanks
  3. Konstantin the Red

    Looking to expand my ring inventory

    I predict your inexperience will soon end! Chainmail science ain't exactly rocket science, so you'll be able to pick this up pretty easy. As you're a jeweler, I suppose your maximum ID ever, in a suitable wire diameter, would be somewhere around 3/8". Suitable wire would measure anywhere between 16ga's .063" to .080" for 14ga -- in SWG anyway; aluminum and other metals in that range would also suit nearly anything you're likely to begin with. Your minimum etcetera I'd guess at about 1/8". That ID, wire in proportion, produces a very fine-textured mail, pleasant in the hand. And of course, with butted stuff, if you don't like what's coming out of your weaving, you can easily disassemble and start over. Music, and for some people video, makes this less tedious so it's not a biggie. I've never woven E4-1 at its minimum possible AR of 3.2 -- it's much less flexible there. AR 4 is far handier all round, particularly for shirts of mail. If mail teaches a young person nothing else, it will teach patience and even a little discipline.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Anodized Aluminum

    I will have an answer for you on Monday.
  6. Anodyneghost

    Anodized Aluminum

    Any ETA on when SXAA16516gold will be restocked?
  7. Last week
  8. That's not a bad idea. I understand chainmail is already pretty close based on how the rings connect but they also aren't at the same time. doing a japanese weave is an interesting idea though.
  9. I think any chainmail inlay is already pretty close to pointilism. If you really want to have a look that is closer to round dots, I'd suggest using a japanese 4 in 1 or 6 in 1 weave, with the "center" rings being your coulourful dots and the "linking" rings being a uniform background colour, maybe black.
  10. So I recently had an idea to try and recreate the post impressionist style of Georges Seurat. He painted using dots of color rather than brush strokes, so when viewed far it looks normal but viewed close up and it would be a bunch of colors. would using a small ring with a one ring grid lines and colored rings of four or nine squares be able to reproduce a similar effect? anyone have any thoughts? I have a bunch of projects on my to do list so I won't be able to even attempt something like this but was curious what other's thought of the idea.
  11. Rob MacLennan

    Welded Stainless Steel Shirt

    Welded stainless shirt, made using my TRL resistance welder. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
  12. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Brass

    These will restock in 2 weeks.
  13. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Stainless Steel - Black and Plain

    These will restock in a month.
  14. roadranger

    Rubber Rings

    Any ETA on the 14G 5/16 GITD?
  15. Snakebite

    Brass

    I have customers requesting brass, when is 14ga 3/8” machine cut going to be available it’s been a few months?
  16. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Upcoming Custom Anodized Aluminum Colors

    UPDATE: Rose gold is currently in the tank. Lt purple and purple are coming up on Monday 2/18.
  17. IanEin

    Stainless Steel - Black and Plain

    When do you think SS-SQ16-38 will be back in stock? Thanks in advance for your time.
  18. maggotface

    Looking to expand my ring inventory

    Jeff: I have thought about expanding into other gauges to do inlays, but I know I would have a hard time doing one without some kind of pattern to follow. Good luck with your recent branching out! Konstantin the Red: I understand the math, and have printed out TRL's chart of AR for comparison, but practical application of AR is still somewhat vague to me. I worry that "going crazy" with different wire diameters/gauges on the same piece of jewelry/whatever would look strange, but that could just be my inexperience. I will try your suggested approach, thank you!
  19. Konstantin the Red

    Looking to expand my ring inventory

    How's your grasp of link aspect ratio, then? You've noted some weaves and chains can best be done with links of certain ratios of link ID over wire D. An organized approach would be to get the next size up in both wire diameter and link inner diameter -- and, mirroring this, the next size down. It will save some time to never mind using gauge numbers, but use the measured wire diameter, for steel wire uses a different gauge from aluminum, brass, and copper. Gauge numbers do make a convenient conversational shorthand, but in technical explorations like this, actual wire diameter is more useful.
  20. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Tools - all pliers, cutters etc

    We will not be restocking these, as we are now stocking the TRL Armorer's Pliers. They are very similar to the modified ergo Knipex. We are currently out of stock, but expect them within the next 4 to 6 weeks.
  21. dbruder

    Tools - all pliers, cutters etc

    Is there an estimate for restocking of # 2002160 Modified Knipex plier with ergo grips?
  22. Jeff

    Looking to expand my ring inventory

    I generally use 16g 1/4", but I've recently branched out to 20g 7/64" in mainly do inlays but I also do Byzantine, box chain, and 4-in-2 rosette jewelry.
  23. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Scales - all materials and sizes

    The strip has been ordered but there is no ETA at this time.
  24. astriemporium

    Scales - all materials and sizes

    Just checking to see if we have a better guess when SCALEAALG-BLUE will be back in stock?
  25. maggotface

    Looking to expand my ring inventory

    Hello, I have recently (in the last eight months or so) started making chainmaille jewelry. I am currently using 16g 5/16 ID and 16g 7/32 ID, and I am looking to expand my collection of rings in order to make things like Helm, Dragonscale, Dragonsteps, King's Scale, Vertebrae (looks like a single row of King's Scale?), Japanese 12 in 2, etc. I already do Euro 4 in 1, Byzantine, Rhinos Snorting Drano, Persian 6 in 1, Box, Persian 4 in 1, Barrel, Rosetta, and Bee Stings. I still look at myself as a beginner, but I would like to be able to branch out. I am not sure which ring sizes would best facilitate that, without running into the "this ring size does not work with any other ring size" dilemma. I hope that is clear; sometimes I have a hard time articulating my jumbled thoughts. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you kindly!
  26. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Stainless Steel - Black and Plain

    These should restock by Friday.
  27. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Brass

    These should restock by Friday.
  28. derra43

    Stainless Steel - Black and Plain

    Any ETA for 14ga 5/16" saw cut Stainless Steel?
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