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  1. david.dye.usn

    Euro 6 1 bracelet

    Stainless 18g 1/4 European 6-1 weave using 20g 3/16 stainless to join with a TRL 7 ring finding. The fit is perfect, thanks TRL.
  2. david.dye.usn

    tungsten baggie

    Raw tungsten rings, approx. 16g 11/32.
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    Tungsten HP 4-1

    Finished piece, approx. 16g 11/32. Coloration due to hot cutting, very pretty and dark iridescence.
  4. david.dye.usn

    Euro 6-1 completed

    Completed Euro 6-1 bracelet with the TRL 7 ring clasp.
  5. david.dye.usn

    Stainless Euro 6-1 Finding

    The TRL 7 ring clasp fits perfectly for 18g 1/4 stainless steel Euro 6-1.
  6. david.dye.usn

    Tungsten

    Fellow ringers, my two year journey to work with tungsten has finally paid off. From acquiring the material, to Jon at TRL being gracious enough to work it, to shipping to crafting. It is finally done. Jon coiled and hot cut a set of rings for me, that turn out to be about 16g 11/32. You can see from the pic that the hot cutting has left an iridescence to the rings, like the cars that change color from purple to gold to green as they drive by. Very pretty but also dark because of the metal's natural dark grey finish. They are somewhat brittle, and much care must be taken with opening/closing the rings; they are tough. A little hand pain and some chewed up pliers later, HP 4-1 seemed the best bet for the bracelet. Thanks again Jon for all your hard work seeing this come to fruition. .
  7. david.dye.usn

    red and silver dreamcatcher

    I like it very much, it inspired me to make a few. For one especially, I borrowed the offset inner ring idea from this piece.
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    Dreamcatcher 3 1

    Same materials again, this time my younger daughter asked for pink and blue (to match her volleyball team's colors). My best work yet, in my humble opinion. Alright, kids are happy, now back to chainmail!
  9. david.dye.usn

    Dreamcatcher 2

    Same materials as the first, my older daughter likes red and black. Spiral pattern not as good as I had hoped but the offset smaller ring came out well.
  10. david.dye.usn

    Dreamcatcher small

    My first dream catcher. Using a 4in stainless welded ring, stainless 24g 1/8 for the chains and internal connectors, stainless 20g 3/16 for the outer ring of connectors and to attache the scales, anodized aluminum large and small scales and anodized aluminum 18g 1/4 from a mixed bag for the color. All supplies from TRL
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    Making chainmail from Tungsten

    Hey folks, the tungsten samples from TRL are in and I have included some pics. The Lord himself did this first set of work, and did explain that the springback was massive and he had to hot roll the Tungsten to get the test coil pictured. There is a close-up of a fractured end of the Tungsten, which is due to the extreme pressure needed to cold work the metal; trying to cut using a pair of snips also results in fracture. I did cut off a single ring using a Dremel cut-off wheel, but it did leave a wde kerf. I ordered some .005in cut-off wheels (separating disks) and will try those out once I return from a trip. More to follow.
  12. david.dye.usn

    Tungsten

    Hey folks, the tungsten samples from TRL are in and I have included some pics. The Lord himself did this first set of work, and did explain that the springback was massive and he had to hot roll the Tungsten to get the test coil pictured. There is a close-up of a fractured end of the Tungsten, which is due to the extreme pressure needed to cold work the metal. I did cut off a single ring using a Dremel cut-off wheel, but it did leave a wde kerf. I ordered some .005in cut-off wheels (separating disks) and will try those out once I return from a trip. More to follow.
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    Making chainmail from Tungsten

    I just ordered 10 each 60" lengths of .017, .028 and .033. They are in now (12 Feb) .
  14. david.dye.usn

    Pliers that help with hand fatigue?

    Another easy solution for grip handles is tool dip. You can do multiple coatings if you wish, different colors too.
  15. david.dye.usn

    Making chainmail from Tungsten

    Jon, Thanks again for trying to work the Tungsten, I know it was a pain to work. I actually ordered the 15-16ga from Amazon, from a website called smallparts.com. They do have other sizes of tungsten wire, but the prices are quite varied. The wire I sent you is .060in diameter, and it was sold in a pack of ten 60" strightened lengths for $28. The advertised purity is 99.95%. However, loooking at the website this morning, the .060 is not available in a set of ten, and a set of five wires is now over $50. An example of a pricing anomaly: .050 set of ten 60" lengths: $58.42 .051 set of ten 60" lengths: $126.71 Link to the smallparts site: http://www.smallparts.com/small-parts-tungsten-wire-straightened/dp/B003R5029Y/ref=sr_1_1?sr=1-1&qid=1328539101 I did see that they do not ship the wire to Canada, so Jon, if you want some, let me know and I can send you some. i will be ordering more in smaller diameters for future projects.
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