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    Why no love for Euro 6-in-1?

    I hear ya. So since I want the look of 6, and aluminum over steel covers the weight gain, and it is for foam fighting not sca, and I never get hit anyway because I am awesome, it sounds like I should go up a size of ring. 7/16 14g is a 5.6AR, which this site says is just this side of usable. I'll wait to buy for another day in case anyone shows up with specific experience with this ring and pattern.
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    CAD tool for making sheet-inlaid pattern?

    Ooh hey, do you generally plan ahead and weave the colored rings in, or do you finish the regular piece and then pull apart and replace rings?
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    CAD tool for making sheet-inlaid pattern?

    I love the internet. Thank you! (I don't need an import; that was just an analogy. I think my current project would be 20 ft wide in chain.)
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    CAD tool for making sheet-inlaid pattern?

    Ooh, and it's not a crazy idea, thankfully. http://www.mailleartisans.org/gallery/pics/56382172b.jpg
  5. I got the sample pack for Anodized aluminum and fell in love. Using it for gold trim is easy, but I was picturing weaving a coat of arms or something right in to the shirt. When I cross-stitch, I have this program that samples a picture, maps it to n colors, and prints out a square chart of what color thread goes where. Does anybody do this kind of pattern stuff? Any tips?
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    Why no love for Euro 6-in-1?

    I am a noob who wants to make Belegarth/Larp level maille. (Did I spell maille in this context right?) I hung out with a ren faire armorsmith for an hour or so making a 6-in-1 bracelet. (I was fastest in the class and with no errors. *flex*) I think it is beautiful, and must have a shirt. But the tutorials have 4-in-1, the ring calculator has 4-in-1, the posts all have 4-in-1... Is 6-in-1 deprecated? Would you recommend a different one? (Great pics: http://cgmaille.com/tutorials.shtml) And since you are here, I did my research and believe I want 14ga 3/8'' ID AB1438 bright aluminum to make this 6-in-1. Am I right? I plan on making a small order and just making a sheet out of it. (Did you know Ireland saved Western civilization? I'm sure the guy being Irish had no impact on his credibility.)
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    MAILLE FAQ - All you need to know and then some

    Heh, these two are dead links, and they were the exact questions I was looking for. (Just wanted second opinion, ya know?) Which rings work with ___ weave? Metal Designs reference What AR works with what weaves? Zlosk's help