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

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  1. 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. 😎
  2. 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. 😎
  3. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Anodized Aluminum

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

    Massive chainmail project

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

    Anodized Aluminum

    Thank you!
  6. 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?
  7. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Anodized Aluminum

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

    Anodized Aluminum

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

    Anodized Aluminum

    Thank you!
  10. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Anodized Aluminum

    Is there an ETA on SXAA18316bronze ?
  11. 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
  12. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    AA Scratch Advice

    The only problem with that, is that you will end up re-taping the jaws fairly regularly as the tape wears away with use. 🙂
  13. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    AA Scratch Advice

    You can find pliers with vinyl jaws, wrap tape around the jaws of the pliers you have, or dip them several times in Platicoat. Hope this helps.
  14. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Anodized Aluminum

    When will SXAA18316EVI Electric Violet be restocked?
  15. Kittensoft_Chainmail

    Bishops Mantle help

    Yes, starting with a thin row of 4in1 would be the way to go. The method should work with most any size rings you want to do, I used the same method with 3/16", 3/8", 1/4", & 5/8" rings. Once you have your base strip of 4in1, it can help to make chains out as far as you want the mantle to extend. Count how many rings around the base strip is, but make sure it is divisible by a whole number, for my bags I use 6 chains, but you can use as many as you want. Just remember, the space between each chain will end up as a side of the finished mantle, and thus a rounder appearance. But if you use too many chains, it may not lay flat, so I recommend to make it divisible no more that 8 chains. Good luck!
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