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  2. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Jewelry Supplies - all beads, clasps, chain etc

    The nocolor chain is what we use to make the anodized chains. The nocolor has a note on it right now because the welds don't anodize. There are no plans at this time to order more nocolor chain until we are out of the stock we have now. Please see attached photos. If you are ok with the way the welds look and would like to order anodized chain, please contact customer service directly for assistance (orders (at) theringlord.com).
  3. Yesterday
  4. lorenzo

    How to get the cleanest chainmail

    Take a good pair of heavy duty pliers and shorten the jaws to the minimum you need for your largest rings to get better leverage. A decent hacksaw should do the trick. Grind the surface of the jaws smooth, parallel and smooth any sharp edges. Any rotary tool should work fine to accomplish that. I like to modify the Knipex 20-160 pliers this way for larger rings. Here's a picture of my first set that are still going strong a decade later. http://www.mailleartisans.org/gallery/gallerydisplay.php?key=5515 For smaller rings you can do essentially the same mods to a smaller pair of pliers like the Knipex 35-12-115.
  5. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Scales - all materials and sizes

    Yes, we will restock small ti scales in anodized colors when we receive more strip. Anodized medium are not a stock product, but can be ordered custom. Which Damascus scales are you looking for? They are all on this page: https://theringlord.com/cart/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=237&cat=Laser+Etched+Scale
  6. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Anodized Aluminum

    These will restock this coming Monday.
  7. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Aluminum - Bright

    No ETA at this time. We are waiting for a machine part to be able to make these.
  8. Last week
  9. Sylvia Jacobs

    Dragonscale weave bowtie

    Attached is a photo of a bowtie woven in Dragonscale. What gauge, size and a out of rings does it take to make the bowtie? Thanks, Sylvia Jacobs
  10. Ironheart

    Aluminum - Bright

    Any ETA on 1/2" machine cut 14 gauge?
  11. nephamine

    Scales - all materials and sizes

    It's been a while since I've had to re-stock... are the small/medium colored titanium scales still in the product line? Also, will any Damascus make a return?
  12. Will there be a restock on titanium chains? Specifically CHAIN-TITAN20-Bronze? Thank you!
  13. Jairi

    Aquaman front

    What size scales are these?? Thanks!!!
  14. Jairi

    Scale Top and Necklace combo

    Are these small or medium scales? Thanks!
  15. Rob MacLennan

    How to get the cleanest chainmail

    I try to go easy on the pressure, when using toothed pliers. Just enough to get the job done. I've also been experimenting with toothless parallel action pliers; kind to rings, not so kind to hands.
  16. Konstantin the Red

    How to get the cleanest chainmail

    Another safeguard is filing the plier teeth -- either with a small flat mill-file, or wear out a coarse nailboard. Doesn't take a lot; just break the points off the teeth. It's very easy if you can use a bench vise, harder if you have to hold the pliers by hand, but either way you'll manage. Linesmen's pliers tend not to be as textured as slipjoints, but being rather massive things, they suit larger rings better than small.
  17. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Stainless Steel - Black and Plain

    The wire is due by the end of the month. I don't have an exact date at this time.
  18. Meloria

    Stainless Steel - Black and Plain

    Are you still on track for September 20th to get the 14g wire in for 14g 3/8? desperate to make some tops and skirts with XL scales. Thanks.
  19. Frederick

    Anodized Aluminum

    Hi What si the ETA for Sxaa16516Ice thank
  20. Eric

    How to get the cleanest chainmail

    It's mostly practice. There's a sweet spot between the two extremes, and every ring size/material/weave combination will have an ideal pliers size and type for your hands. If a tool isn't working for you, try a different one. Don't use your pinkies if you are leaving tool marks. Pinkies add a lot of leverage, but they don't have the motor control the other fingers have. Get as much contact with the ring's surface as you can. Use adduction/abduction of the wrist (stroking fur) and try to avoid flexion/extension (revving a motorcycle) Fine control is the key to clean rings. Tool Magic/Plasti-dip helps, but it doesn't last long and needs regular reapplication. I use Vetwrap on my pliers' handles to shape them to my hand.
  21. What tools and/or techniques do you use to get the cleanest chainmail? In my novice experience, it feels like a tradeoff between how easily you can manipulate a rings, vs the blemishes a tool will cause. Having a heavy duty set of pliers makes moving the metal relatively easy, but inevitably leaves tool marks. Rounded jewelry pliers avoid leaving such noticeable blemishes, but they're too dainty to easily move metal. Any advice is appreciated.
  22. Arkamonta

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    Eklypz Shadow Guard Shoulder - Equipped view (My first piece ever crafted)
  23. Arkamonta

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    Eklypz Shadow Guard Shoulder - Detail view (My first piece ever crafted)
  24. SonicKnockout

    NEWB How to join weaves going opposite direction

    Ah! Thank you!! Just needed the terminology to google the right joim 😃 Sounds so logical now
  25. This is a (1,2) Goldberg sphere (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldberg_polyhedron#/media/File:Conway_polyhedron_Dk5sI.png) 60 hexagons, 12 pentagons, 210 edges. The large rings are the hexagons. The medium rings are the pentagons. The small rings are the edges. Every ring is doubled, so you'll need: 120 Large rings 24 Medium rings 420 Small rings These rigid spheres are really sensitive to using the correct ring sizes. There's not much room between a partially finished ball that doesn't have enough curvature to close up and one that feels like a mushy water balloon. Ignore the advice to just guess and follow ZiLi's guides on ring sizes if you don't want to reinvent the wheel.
  26. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Scales - all materials and sizes

    These will restock by Friday.
  27. Any idea who made the first one? it looks a little like one of zili's yetsanihedron or one of his other balls. This may be the right one... http://zili.de/maille/tut/japsphere.htm
  28. Tasherz

    Scales - all materials and sizes

    Hello, I am wondering if there might be an ETA for new stock for Z-LZS-SMHPSmall Scales - Magical Mix ? Cheers
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