Forums

  1. General Chainmail Pages

    1. Discussion

      Chainmail Project Discussion with and without pictures.
      Post images of your work here ONLY if you want constructive criticism. Otherwise post them in the gallery.

      56346
      posts
    2. Free Weave Tutorials

      Please post any free tutorials you have made here - or links to ones you particularly love! Thanks for sharing with the chainmail community!

      61
      posts
    3. Maille Industry

      Discuss making and selling maille

      7778
      posts
    4. Trading Room

      Buy and sell and of course special deals from The Ring Lord

      2102
      posts
  2. The Ring Lord Customer Service

    1. What's New at The Ring Lord

      The latest news from TRL

      1646
      posts
    2. General Questions

      Questions and comments that are more about The Ring Lord than about chainmail

      3744
      posts
    3. TheRingLord Stock Updates

      Notes from TheRingLord.com about when items are being made or when stock is expected.

      955
      posts
    4. 147
      posts
    5. Customer Feedback

      Tell us what you think

      1206
      posts
  3. Social Forums

    1. The Chat Room

      A home for your non chainmail conversations

      18371
      posts
    2. Chainmail Gatherings

      Places to go people to see

      2617
      posts
  • Active Post Feed

    • ETA on small green titanium scales?
    • So here's what I ended up doing.  I drilled holes in the scales to make a different kind of weave.  Much, much looser, but we both like it.  It's tough because I don't have a full studio to create the perfect jig for the scales.  Because they are curved, it is hard for me to make them stay still while I drill the holes.  Through trial and error, lots of error, I found that 4 scales at a time is about as much as I can do. 

      I bought a dowel the size of the main hole to help hold things in place, drilled holes in a blank piece of wood and for the main dial and some to hold the sides in place.  Drill one scale as a template and then use the holes as guides and do about 4 at a time.  Sometimes I get cocky and try 6, but always end up ruining them because they slide around under the drill.  I can only use my template so many times because the drill will mess with the holes.  You can see that in the first picture. If you are trying this, a variable speed drill is a must, because you want to start slow so the scale doesn't move as much.  The nice thing is that the little plastic burrs around the holes just pop off when you rub them with a finger, so the scales are nice and smooth. The weave is really loose, but that's fine for us.  It's going to take awhile to make the outfit I want, but may post pictures when I'm done with it.  The weave is really easy, but it is boring to make the scales.  Hah! bob
    • Any ETA on restock of Gate Style Bag Clasp ?
    • Finally an update to my armor! This is what I have done so far.  I definitely faced some confusion with the joining technique between the two weaves, although using @Paladin's image gallery and posts, I managed to find a way to join them. It's not entirely ideal or matches his technique, but this was easy enough for me to replicate and integrate into the maille. I wove rings into the collar to create half Persian 3-1 strands to stabilize it atop the maille and scale maille, and right now I'm grinding out units of chain maille to make the back and armpits of my shirt. As soon as I'll do this, I'm going to start work on the sleeves, which are going to be scale and share the same inlay design as the chest, and then finally attach the side armor panels I made, and fill in the front and back. After that it's a matter of extending the front and back of the shirt down a bit more, and possibly adding some fancier details there.  Here's all three panels that I currently have done, not draped on my dummy that I made. As soon as I finish my armor stand, it should be quite a bit easier to manage and work on. Here's the link to the blog where I've been posting updates: https://paladin-of-the-cosmos.tumblr.com/tagged/lunar-paladin-project
  • Active Topic Feed