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  1. Benbu

    Minecraft anyone?

    Pretty sure the iron golems don't have a ranged attack. But they can hulk smash with the best of 'em. Speaking of, besides trying to build up a village, and farming the golems that way, is there any way to easily stockpile iron?
  2. Benbu

    Minecraft anyone?

    I've heard it depends. In the desert, they melt. In other places, they last until destroyed, or they get rained on.
  3. Benbu

    Minecraft anyone?

    It can't be that many torches to light your yard for safety! Especially when considering the Creeper-I mean, alternative...
  4. Benbu

    Minecraft anyone?

    According to the minecraft wiki: "The minimum number of light sources needed to prevent hostile mob spawning in the Overworld is difficult to determine because light decreases in all three dimensions. Given a perfectly flat plane or floor, the cheapest and easiest solution is to place torches on the floor in a diamond pattern, with 5 blocks in-between each torch diagonally." I think, in my games, I've done less lighting than that, and had no problems, but that should work for ya!
  5. Benbu

    Minecraft anyone?

    Or, if you can't find ocelot(s), build a fence a distance away from your house. Use a lot of torches to light up your new "yard". Stuff shouldn't spawn in the torch-lit area, and you'll be able to see creepers outside the fence, to shoot with arrows!
  6. Benbu

    Minecraft anyone?

    Just hopping on this thread to say thanks. Due to all of you, and a friend of mine, I'm also now playing minecraft. I got it Saturday morning, and it pretty much took up my whole weekend. Creepy tall black dudes? With purple sparkles? Endermen, would be my guess. I've seen a couple in my house's basement (it's rather large, and eventually ends up in the caves below. Speaking of stuff, is there any way to get a lot of redstone (in survival mode?). I'm hoping there's a better answer, rather than just "mine a lot, deep in the earth".
  7. Just finished all but the tiny rings on fifty-four (54) Celtic Star ornaments. Man, this has taken a while. Also? Ow.

    1. Lysenis

      Lysenis

      What materials? 54 is a LOT!!!!

    2. Benbu

      Benbu

      Bright Aluminum. I'm not (quite) crazy enough to try it in, say, stainless steel.

    3. Lady Jayne

      Lady Jayne

      I once made about 25 small stars in sterling, and 200 medium stars in bright and anodized aluminum for my wedding. I feel your pain, LOL!

  8. Benbu

    Minecraft anyone?

    Legos for adults? Heck, I'm an adult (age-wise, anyhow), and I still play with legos. Minecraft sounds like playing with legos you don't have to step on when you're walking around without shoes.
  9. My latest order just showed up! Wish I could skip work tomorrow to play with all the new toys!

    1. Benbu

      Benbu

      Poor thumbnail. I appreciate your sacrifice.

    2. madd-vyking
  10. Benbu

    Chainmail tree topper

    While Christmas is a while away, I figured I'd get everybody's ideas now. I made several Celtic Star ornaments before Christmas last year, and handed them to friends and family. My mother in particular loved them, and asked for many, for the tree next year. So far I'm working on making 50 of the Celtic Stars. Working on ideas for more ornaments (chain covered balls, etc), and tinsel (garlands?) for the tree, as well. The one thing I'd love to make would be something that went on the top of the tree. Any ideas on a weave/weaves that would support a chain something (probably stretched around some wire) that would fit the bill?
  11. Have a friend who wants me to make a pair of these earrings: http://www.etsy.com/listing/113706167/eternity-earrings-peacock-niobium I know TRL has some, I'm just a little unsure of what size/id to use for them. If anybody would be up for estimates, I'd be appreciative.
  12. Benbu

    Earring ring size estimate request

    I appreciate all the replies! Now to figure out what other rings and scales I need, to make another order!
  13. Benbu

    'Tis the season.

    Like I think I mentioned earlier, I have a friend who loves to wrap presents to make them hard to get to. Had the thought earlier this year about trying to return the favor, and incorporating my newest hobby. 16g 1/4" stainless steel rings. The small edges aren't that well done (and I'm sure there are lots of bad closures at the ends. Those were hard to close). Still, I think that one will be a little difficult to unwrap.
  14. Benbu

    'Tis the season.

    Several hours. I didn't really keep track, as I was doing most (or all) of it while watching movies.
  15. Benbu

    'Tis the season.

    He was rather surprised. Everybody there got a big laugh at it, once they figured out what I'd done. I was crowned the gift wrapping king. At least until another friend of ours decides to weld steel plates together to wrap something. Took him a while, but he finally got one end open. He kept the rest, so he's still got a chainmaile pouch.
  16. Lots of stainless steel rings, as a wrapping for a present? Awesome, but hands are sore. And not completely done.

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    2. Benbu

      Benbu

      The guy I'm giving it to has worked on a couple of chainmail bracelets, so he's got the general idea. And I'm sure he'll figure it out, one way or another (which might involve them being thrown at me)

    3. Katlee

      Katlee

      Get out the video camera, please! :D

    4. Lysenis

      Lysenis

      Hahahaha Yes a video of that please!

  17. Benbu

    Dragon Helm (Start)

    Agreed. Very cool. Thanks for posting the pictures of the entire process!
  18. Benbu

    Chain Spider Web!

    That's an insult to Legos everywhere!
  19. Benbu

    Chain Spider Web!

    Finally got it finished tonight. Took a long time, but I'm very excited about the finished product! 18g 3/16" Bright aluminum, byzantine weave, and 16 pairs of TRL's 4mm Plated - Magnetic Hematite magnets. Found the web picture, made a larger copy, measured it out, and made 40 or so lengths of byz, from 1" to 8", then started weaving them together. Hit a small snag when I realized that attaching byzantine to byzantine would mean I couldn't place the chains exactly where I'd drawn them, but I prevailed. Going to be a gift for a friend who really loves Halloween.
  20. Benbu

    Chain Spider Web!

    Ok, now the project is completely finished. Just needed to find 1 thing, and to add beading wire (and magnets, of course) to another! Happy Halloween!
  21. Benbu

    Square ring Byz necklace

    Took a couple hours (but who's counting, right?), and tonight I finally finished the necklace I've been working on. Saw cut stainless steel square rings, .063", 1/4" ID. It's big, and heavy, but I love it!
  22. Open! Open! Open! Get those rings pre-opened! Man my hands are swollen, rawhide!

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    2. Dice bag maker

      Dice bag maker

      LMFAO

      I know the feeling... I just did a 24 inch Rondo - I had to coil and cut all the rings used. It took forever!

    3. Dice bag maker

      Dice bag maker

      LMFAO

      I know the feeling... I just did a 24 inch Rondo - I had to coil and cut all the rings used. It took forever!

    4. Gil-Galad

      Gil-Galad

      If you do that double wire thing though, isn't there a risk of cutting unequal rings?

  23. Benbu

    Dragon Helm (Start)

    No doubt. That looks awesome already!
  24. Benbu

    Dragon Helm (Start)

    Step by step for sure! The more pics/info, the better!
  25. Benbu

    Grrrrrrr aaaahhhhhhh

    If there's no deadline, it sounds to me like waiting for the split rings would be better in the long run...
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