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  1. 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


  2. On 4/29/2019 at 8:41 AM, Nordhri said:

    I see what you are saying. Since I am doing a mantle and not a coif, would I begin with a strip of 4-in-1 then? Also, I assume tge enlargement process would change for smaller rings? I'm not saying ai want to go to mithril (spelling) levels of small. :)

    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!


  3. There is a way to make one that is rounded. From the bottom edge of the coif, hand a single ring off of each ring in the bottom row. On the next row, connect them like regular chainmail, and hand 1 loose ring off the bottom of each.

    Repeat on each successive row until the mantle is as big around as you want it.

    IMG_4051.thumb.JPG.211c92b5c8ae292b02791bc9c7af83e5.JPGIt's the same method I use for the bottom of dice bags (see attached).

     

     


  4. I use a combination of plastic storage boxes for findings, a set of bins to hold my bags of colored rings, ans labeled coffee cans and plastic jars to hold my stainless/aluminum/galvanized rings.


  5. For keeping weight down, you would want to go with a heavy gauge small I.D aluminum. Something like 16 gauge 1/4" or 3/8" i.d. If you could solder, rivet or weld the ring together for even more strength.

     

    Using steel would weigh too much, unless it's part of a weight training regime.😃

     

    Titanium would be lighter, and stronger, than steel, but would be much more expensive.

     

    Hope this helps.

    Katrina Wolffe

    Owner Artisan

    Kittensoft Chainmail


  6. I just got my most recent order, and checked it all against the packing slip.  I have to say, most of the new SXMA I got looks o.k., but both the new SXMA gold & pink rings suck. The gold looks closer to orange or squash yellow than gold, and the pink looks closer to flesh than pink.  And for this we loose violet?

    I shall no longer buy these colors from you as I think they would turn off my customers.

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