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About Movak

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  • Birthday 04/22/1963

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  1. Movak

    Dragonscale Help Needed Please

    Sorry but you are going to have to give a little more information. There is no "quintessential" combo as the size of the weave can vary greatly depending on what you want to use it for. For example, ring sizing for a fine earring would be very different than the ring sizing for armour. Please tell us what you want to use the weave for and we may be able to help.
  2. Movak

    Finding a finding

    I am looking for the below finding. The rings appear to be 20G 1/8". Does anyone know where I can find it? Thanks in advance.
  3. Movak

    Seasoning a tumbler drum.

    I have one of the rubber tumbler drums and the stainless steel that comes out has a definite layer of rubber on them. They are almost a gun metal colour. It is an interesting look but not the one I want. How can I season the drum or is there another drum to buy so that does not happen?
  4. Movak

    Ring Welder

    it's long gone.
  5. Movak

    Ring Welder

    Yes it is.
  6. Movak

    Ring Welder

    I bought a ring welder from TRL last year and never got around to using it. I am falling on hard times right now and need some cash. It is in original condition except the box is missing. Jon is selling them for $525. I will part with it for $450 + S&H or best offer. If you are interested please contact me. I am trying to make my rent.
  7. Movak

    Dragonscale Help Needed Please

    I agree completely with your advice. I am actually surprised that no one commented that it too me so long to chime in.
  8. Movak

    Dragonscale Help Needed Please

    Please be careful when talking about changes as small as 1/32 of an inch as, due to spring back, rings of the same size may have a different actual ID if the material is different. In general harder materials have larger actual IDs.
  9. Movak

    Dragonscale Help Needed Please

    The 1/32 will make a big difference. as it is a 20% increase in ID.
  10. Movak

    Bronze strength question

    I made a bronze bra aot of 18G 3/16 and it worked quite well though it was a bit heavy.
  11. Movak

    Dragonscale Help Needed Please

    I have to disagree with Mdewaddic. I find it is easier to make DS with the smaller ring having a smaller gauge. Flexibility has more to so witth the differnce between the inside diameter of the small ring compared to the wire diameter of the large ring. If the small and large rings are the same gauge then it reduces to AR. The thing about using a smaller gauge small ring is that you can increase the space in the ring for flexibility without increasing the OD of the small ring. I would suggest going to 20 3/16 for the small rings. Just to be complete, the small rings OD needs to be less than the ID of the large ring and the ID of the small ring must be greater than 3.6 times the wire diameter of the large ring. If the wire diameters are the same this reduces to an AR of at least 3.6 for the small ring and an AR for the large ring being the AR of the small ring plus 2. the larger the ID of the small ring the more flexible the weave.
  12. Movak

    welded rings at TRL

    Using multiple wraps of heavy waxed thread helps a lot. Another option I use is to make sure the rings are well closed and add a drop of superglue to the joint. The glue is not there for strength just a a fill in the gap.
  13. I just received some of the engineered plastic rings and have a couple of concerns. The clear ones have quite a few large bubbles in them which make me wonder about their strength. All the rings are cast perfectly round. With the large separation and overlap they are significantly out of round when closed. Wouldn't it be possible to adjust the mold so that the rungs would be much closer to round when closed?
  14. Movak

    Custom Scales?

    You are aware that any paint near the edge of the scale will quickly wear off due to movement of the scales. If he wears the item the paint will be gone fairly quickly. If it will hang on the wall it would be fine.
  15. Movak

    Nickel Silver Bracelet

    I usually call that EPH (European Persian Hybrid)