Rob MacLennan

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  1. Nicely done
  2. Nice How did you finish the bottom?
  3. No, not mine. I don't have that particular skill, nor anywhere to reasonably exercise it. I picked the image up here and should have cited the source: And if you would like to see examples on how that sort of thing is created, David Guyton is a good source: I wouldn't exactly say they're a little more loose. The common way of weaving scale isn't full 4-in-1 though you can do that, or use 4-in-1 for edging the work. I might refer to it as 'more open' than 'more loose.'
  4. Yes, that's what I'm saying. It wasn't an uncommon way of making plate gauntlets, so I'd think that it's fine for scale. If making the entire glove out of rings you start to run into issues of flexibility. The ring size choice would be critical, to allow proper function. Using a glove as a bas removes much of that difficulty, while still enabling you to make something that looks quite good.
  5. You sure didn't pick an easy one for a first project. If I was making this, I would use small scales and, just as you suggest, do only the top of the hand. I would use some sort of glove (gardening, pigskin work glove, etc.) as the base and build on it. That way you could attach the finger top scales to the glove to secure them, while maintaining flexibility. Sorry, but I don't have any tutorials to link. The ones I've seen tend to involve knitting or crocheting the scales together.
  6. I agree. From my point of view it's easier to start at the fiddly end (the top), get the sizing right there, then move on. It just works out better for me.
  7. Crocheting with string then?
  8. I generally make it full 4-in-1 along the edge, with an outside ring as shown in your picture.
  9. Sorry, I didn't notice that the link didn't take.
  10. Watch the technique in this video. As you twist the rings closed, you can ease the cuts closer together.
  11. Yes, it's 1000 small scales per square foot.
  12. Saw cut rings have a nicely finished edge that is suitable for jewellery. Machine cut are fine for use with scales, as they are largely concealed behind the scales. This link explains saw cut vs. machine cut rings: This link helps to calculate the number of scales needed to make a shirt. Unfortunately it is in inches rather than centimetres, so you would need to convert:
  13. You can get a little sneaky with it. Up one side leave out a column of scales, leaving a slit part way up from the bottom, then "stabilize" it with rings. Use the rings to run a lace on that side so that you can tie it closed once it's been put on. This also allows you to use expansions and contractions to be a more accurate fit, but still get the thing on
  14. Pages may fall, but Pinterest is forever. This is it, isn't it?
  15. AR = Aspect Ratio; the ratio of wire diameter to the inside diameter of the ring.