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    • Assuming the sleeve has open hang, expansions and contractions over the point of the elbow are seamless.  You have to look close to spot the expansions in the weave.  Makes a pocket for the point of the elbow shaped very like the heel of a sock in repose, and which is unseen when you have the shirt on. That method works well even with all-metal sleeves that have no true elasticity.  Remind me:  is EDPM rubber or does it mean Electro Deposited Plated Metal?  Can't remember. You could have some fun with links of different diameters suitably placed; it's not especially necessary, but it may be played with in any degree from slightly differentiated to dramatically different. All the methods give the sleeve a naturally bent, boomeranglike hang when held up by  their upper ends, comparable to a sock held up by its cuff or like the cut of a jacket sleeve.  This is workable and natural, as it gives the sleeve the ability to bend at your elbow without cutting off your circulation the exact same way you can stop water flowing in a hose by bending it tight.  It works particularly well because the elbow needs to bend forward, but does not bend backwards to a significant degree.  A mail sleeve must accomodate this.
    • Which direction does the weave hang on your sleeves? Open or closed when your arm hangs at your side?
    • It only affects steel and Aluminum. It does not affect AA nor ANYTHING ELSE. ALL things affects have a note on the site. 
    • Forgive me if it's wrong to double post, I thought I'd keep adding more updates. As I get more done, I'm noticing that I'm starting to have more questions as well. I finished all of my scale armor panels for my suit of armor!  After this, I finished weaving the maille for the back and sides of the chest armor, and I've attached the side panels to it as well. So now my armor is fully wearable! I'm still not entirely sure how to handle the shoulder holes, or the contractions for the front and back of my armor. All I know is I have to bring it in from about a 36 inch chest (72 units of maille) to a 32 inch waist, or about 64 units. I can probably also cut out a unit or two to account for the flexibility of the weave, I don't want too much slack. The gap on the back of the armor is 18 units wide, and the front is 8 that need to be filled. After that, I need to finish the sleeves on the scale shoulder panels, and attach those. Then it's a matter of finishing up the front and back portions below the waist, so that it's more akin to a hauberk than it is a haubergeon. I purchased some blue anodized aluminum rings and have been working on making diamond inlay designs that I can integrate into those pieces, for a bit more visual interest than is currently present in the chain maille portions. I might try and see about making some larger designs and shapes that I can incorporate into the contractions for the chest and back. The portions below the waist in the front and back are going to almost be like the tails of a coat, extending down from between the scale maille portions, edged in half Persian 3-1. Then after that, I still have a pair of greaves and vambraces to worry about, as well as a cloak, underclothing, and boots for my full suit of armor. 
    • Can I assume that this new tariff does NOT effect Bronze, Brass or Titanium? (or any of the precious metals, for that matter)

      what about AA wire? 
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