Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


About Kittensoft_Chainmail

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 03/13/1968

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Portland, OR USA
  • Interests
    Chainmaille, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Movies, Reading, SCA, Burning Man, Costuming, Cons

Recent Profile Visitors

8866 profile views
  1. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    On tapering existing sleeves.

    First, remove the sleeves below the elbow, & deconstruct those pieces so you have the rings. When you start to rebuild, on the first row pick 2 or 4 points equidistant round the sleeve. At those 4 points put 1 ring through 3, the add the rest of the row normally. put in 1 or 2 rows as normal, then at 4 other points round take up 3 rings. You can use the same points, but I recommend shifting them to keep the narrowing even. Try the sleeves on regularly to make sure your not taking out too much. It your not taking out enough fast enough, pick 6 or 8 points instead. Repeat as necessary until you run out of rings. 🙂
  2. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Bearded Dragon Armor

    Start with taking some measurements: length of head & body, diameters of same, what's the widest part of the body or head, what shape will you need to make the panels to fit the dargon's body & head etc.. The sock idea should work out well, if you can get the critter to crawl into it. Otherwise, make body & belly panels with 1 side, them put hooks or lobster claws to close the other side.
  3. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Chaplet Bands or female head peice

    Here's one I did in 3/16 and it ;pools great!
  4. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Anodized Aluminum

    Restock SXAA18316gold eta?
  5. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    WTB micromaille wedding rings

    I'd think a Persian 3in1 would work better. I've made rings in this weave with 20 ga. 1/8" ID & 18 ga. 3.16" ID. The 20 ga. rides close to the finger and is comfortable for long term (my wife for one for a month straight) comfortably. The 18 ga. rings feel a little bulky between the fingers. Either way, getting the rings to fit correctly can be tricky, between finger size & ring size, sometimes you can't get a perfect fit. Also as TitaniumMithril, you'd have to solder the rings and they're soft metals, so can deform really easily. I hope this helps. 😎
  6. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    New to this looking for pointers

    I use aviation snips for cutting any ring made with 18 gauge wire, stainless & aluminum, and galvanized steel up to 14 gauge. Just make sure you keep them SHARP, especially for the stainless! Anodized aluminum, titanium, and precious metals I buy pre-cut. For pliers, I like to use parallel pliers. They grab more of the ring for better control. You can get them in flat nose ( smooth jaw & rigded jaw). & needle nose. Hope this helps. 😎
  7. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Anodized Aluminum

    Any idea when SXAA18316EVI, SXAA1814royal , SXAA1814sky will be restocked?
  8. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Massive chainmail project

    Impressive amount of rings. I hope it works.
  9. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Anodized Aluminum

    Thank you!
  10. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Anodized Aluminum

    I'm looking for SXAA18316orange. Every other orange seems to be restocked, but not the this one. Any idea when it will show restocked?
  11. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Anodized Aluminum

    What's the current ETA for SXAA18316 & SXAA1814 Orange ?
  12. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Anodized Aluminum

    Will the SXAA18316orange and the SXAA1814orange be restocked at the same time as the SXAA1614orange?
  13. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Anodized Aluminum

    Thank you!
  14. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Anodized Aluminum

    Is there an ETA on SXAA18316bronze ?
  15. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Restoring Chainmail that survived a house fire

    I would recommend for the chain shirt is to find a way to tumble it with an aggressive medium. Maybe put it in a pickle barrel and roll it around the floor, or put it in a heavy duty clothes dryer. Or, sice it stainless, you might try to burn it off with a low temp torch, but remember to wear a mask, you don't want to breath the fumes. 🙂 For the anodized aluminum, for just cleaning the metal same thing, but for the tie, it should fit in a standard tumbler. If you want the color back, replace those rings with new anodized aluminum. Hope this helps, Katrina