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mightydog

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About mightydog

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  • Birthday 10/14/1980

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    Austin TX
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    Huntsville TX
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    Nuclear Electrician
  • The year you started making chainmail
    2004

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  1. mightydog

    Okay, steel does fight back - A new person.

    Word of suggestion... Make square patches and connect the patches together. When you add 100 rings to 2000 rings you don't see any progress but when you connect a 12 row by 12 column patch to another you see a big difference. When I was working on my 1st shirt that's what I did. Because I got to the point I could make a 12x12 patch in about an hour. Being able to see the progress made me want to work on it more. V/r Md
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    Strap Strength

    Also if there is any type of weight having thin straps can get uncomfortable quick.
  3. mightydog

    The Best Pliers?

    I use 1 pair of smooth duckbill (flatnose) pliers and 1 pair of bent needle nose pliers. On the bent ones I usually use the bend for holding rings unless I'm doing seam work and need to get into a tight spot. I've used them on 16ga 3/16 SS. I don't think there is a universally best pliers. It all depends on what works for you and what you are comfortable with.
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    Alternatives to padded gambeson

    I wear just a shirt under mine. Nothing heavy at all. I also wear a Kings belt over the chain. that helps with taking some of the weight off the shoulders. I just wore my hauberk for `13 hours last saturday no issues. Weight distribution is very important. You will need padding if it's just hanging from your shoulders.
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    Hemming Euro 4 in 1

    The collar looks to be Euro 4 in 1 box. It's just 4 rows of Euro connected together. The sleeve looks like Full Persian 6 in 1. Both are chain style weaves instead of a sheet weave. It looks like the vest is attached to each where ever an edge ring can be placed cosmetically appealing.
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    Virginia Ren Fest

    Anyone going or working the Virginia Ren fest? I'm planning on going the weekend of May 16th if anyone wants to meet up. For more info the website is varf.org V/r MD
  7. mightydog

    The 'nerd' factor

    Normal is a setting on a washing machine! Thank god I'm not normal. I could only imagine how boring that would be.
  8. mightydog

    Need help on rings size for stretchy bracelet

    I use 18 3/16 and 16 5/16 for Half persian 3 in 1 and 4 in 1. It'll also work for Euro 4 in 1 but looks better in a euro 6 in 1. Both of which can be done flat or in round form. I've seen Byzantine in 16 5/16 stretchy. I've also done Captive inverted round in 18 3/16.
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    transitioning from large scale to e 4-1

    If I'm not mistaken the rings used for large scales are 16ga 5/16id. Which also makes a very nice E4in1. So trasitioning from large scles to E4in1 using that size would flow naturally.
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    New belt

    Just finished this Belly dancer belt for a friend's birthday. What do you think? Stats: Belt E 4in1 16ga 5/16 stainless with hp 3in1 trim along the top Diamonds in the net are E 4in1 18ga 3/16 Stainless Net is anodized AL curb chain Large scales are just for added flair 3 different sizes of bells More pics in the gallery http://www.theringlord.org/forum/index.php?/gallery/image/6042-belly-dancer-belt/ http://www.theringlord.org/forum/index.php?/gallery/image/6041-belly-dancer-belt/ V/r MD
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    belly dancer belt

    Stats: Belt E 4in1 16ga 5/16 stainless with hp 3in1 trim along the top Diamonds in the net are E 4in1 18ga 3/16 Stainless Net is anodized AL curb chain Large scales are just for added flair 3 different sizes of bells
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    belly dancer belt

    Stats: Belt E 4in1 16ga 5/16 stainless with hp 3in1 trim along the top Diamonds in the net are E 4in1 18ga 3/16 Stainless Net is anodized AL curb chain Large scales are just for added flair 3 different sizes of bells
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    belly dancer belt

    Stats: Belt E 4in1 16ga 5/16 stainless with hp 3in1 trim along the top Diamonds in the net are E 4in1 18ga 3/16 Stainless Net is anodized AL curb chain Large scales are just for added flair 3 different sizes of bells
  14. I'd really like the E4in1 shirt done. But would also be interested on how the Gantlet would turn out. The shirts are stainless and the gantlet is Titanium. Do you think either would be possible?
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    VA Ren fest

    16ga 5/16 E4in1 on left and 16ga 5/16 with doubled 18ga 3/16 Jap 4in1 on right both are stainless Gaunlet is 16ga 5/16 E 6in1 titanium
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