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galil86

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About galil86

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    Apprentice
  • Birthday 09/03/1986

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    hawkeyearl
  • Website URL
    http://www.polish-edimages.com

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Tennessee
  • Interests
    Maille (of course) and basically anything outdoors
  • Occupation
    Lead at a Distrubution Center
  • The year you started making chainmail
    2005

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  1. galil86

    Pricing

    I was just looking at doing something that would give a rough estimate and a time goal to shoot for on projects. I guess this means that there is a program/database already in existence that would do what I'm looking for. Where is this one on MAIL that you speak of? I haven't run across it before.
  2. galil86

    Pricing

    So while working on a Christmas project I had a thought. How hard would it be to make a program that could give an estimated length of a project along with a price for said project? Does such a program already exist? Would it be useful? I'm willing to do the coding for the program, probably just make it in Excel. I know as someone that is wanting to start in the industry it can be a large task to estimate the time and cost of a project. As a soon to graduate industrial engineer I figured I could do a time study to figure out who long it took to do one weave and use a factor scaling method to adjust for different weaves, materials, sizes, etc. So here are my questions. Would anyone be interested in something like this? If so, would you be willing to help with information? (especially those of you that are more experienced with different weaves) What factors should I include in the program? Would you want it to be something you could hand to a customer? What other information would you want the program to give you? What weaves should be included? What materials should be included? Is there anything that I'm missing? Here are the factors that I'm contemplating putting into the program: Difficulty material Number of rings Inlay(s) "Hourly wage" Difficulty of weave I realize that this is a large undertaking however it will be something that I do in my spare time unless there is a huge demand for the program. I can't guarantee when it would be done but the bigger the response I get the quicker it will be finished. So, what does everyone think?
  3. galil86

    Tumbling

    I'm going for polishing. I have crushed walnut shells filling it most of the way up. What would I add to make it wet, just water?
  4. galil86

    Tumbling

    Well I've got an OLD tin RITZ crackers but since I wasn't seeing much in the way of results I figured I'd ask. but it sounds like I'm just impatient as always. How long would it take with the commercial method?
  5. galil86

    Tumbling

    So I'm looking for a cheap way to tumble copper and BA. Anyone have any advice?
  6. galil86

    Ringinator evolved

    So how much will this set up be costing? I'm about ready to by one and this one look GREAT!
  7. galil86

    Inverted Round help

    I think this is exactly what I was looking for, the downside is I haven't made the jump from buying rings to buying wire so I don't have any laying around that I could use. Thanks a BUNCH:)
  8. galil86

    Inverted Round help

    Thanks to everyone for their input. About two hours after I posted this I had a revelation on how to do it, low and behold it worked. Now finally getting a chance to get back to the forum you all have just confirmed what I did. Thanks for the confidence.
  9. galil86

    Inverted Round help

    I've been trying to figure out for some time now the best way to create a clasp for CIR and Inverted round but to no avail. if there were 2 or 4 rings in each section I could do it no problem but there are three. Is my perfectionism kicking in or do I just need to take something that works and use that.
  10. galil86

    what a mess

    I have had smaller messes, two or three types of rings get mixed up, and now I am VERY thankful for my ocd personality. I went from a toolbox w/ drawrs to a vertical container rack (the things that people tend to keep nails and screws in) for home use. For travel I went down to the local hobby shop and bought a bead container. It's a box that has 12 cylinder containers w/ screw-on lids. Agian I'm VERY VERY thankful that I HATE having one ring in the wrong spot and fixed the problem before it got out of hand. Have fun sorting, I'd help if I could.
  11. galil86

    Talk about a funny situation lol

    I never said I was successful. I consider it a VERY good month if I sell one of my bracelets the if BA and rubber for $7. This month has been EXTREEMLY good because I've sold three bracelets and three BA FP necklaces. I would have to say that the biggest trick is to just keep at it and not to get discouraged when you don't sell anything.
  12. galil86

    Talk about a funny situation lol

    I make it a point to say that I make jewelry "based" on chainmaille and add a note that if someone wants me to make armor for them I would be more than willing to do it. It seems to keep people more open minded to the smaller pieces that I'm trying to use to start my business.
  13. galil86

    Making my own rings

    Thank to everyone for their input, I think I have all of the information that I need to build my set-up. I'll be sure to post pics of it once it's completed.
  14. galil86

    Making my own rings

    I am trying to make my own rings and I have some questions for everyone. Before I ask them though here is what I currently have: drill that takes a 3/8" chuck, desk, wood to mount everything on, and I am planning on purchasing a dimmer switch to control the speed. I would like to eventually make this set-up so that I can make a coil, adjust a few things and then cut the coil without having to buy another drill. I've looked for a highspeed jeweler's saw and have just become more confused. So here are my questions. What do I have left to purchase before I should start assembling the rig? What size blade should I buy for the drill that I have? How should I cool the blade while cutting coils? Related to the previous question what should I use to reduce the dangerous metal dust that I will create while cutting? Is there any major precautions that I should take when cutting that are commonly missed? All help is abreciated as I don't want to recreate a similar situation as when I first started making maille. That would be hand winding, hand cutting 12ga galvy. I quickly switched to AL and then to buying the rings once I found TRL. Thanks in advance.
  15. galil86

    First Festival Questions

    Like I said, my deal fell thru when he learned how much he would be having to spend (and getting back) so now I'm stuck back making bracelets for people every 3-4 weeks. If I find a deal (or just flat out build up the money) I'll let you know. It will be hard for me to actually attend the fair now because I'm working weekends, but hey it pays the bills.
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