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About L.T.

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    You're born. You live. You die. (currently working on that middle part)
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    I'm not tellin' you, Internet. That's creepy.
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    Drums, Bass, Guitar, Maille, Gaming, Electronics, etc.
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  • The year you started making chainmail
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    Spider Web Pendant

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this is the coolest design I've made yet. It's got 4 different gauges of wire in 6 different size rings and a gem in the center. Lots of trial and error to get this where it is. It's all stainless steel. It's 1 inch wide. 74 rings total.
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    Wallet and Watch

    This watch belonged to my father. A friend of mine replaced the movement for me. He carried it and now I do.
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    Wallet and Watch

    This watch belonged to my father. A friend of mine replaced the movement for me. He carried it and now I do.
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    That is awesome! I want one.
  5. That's pretty close. Here's what I wrote on the youtube description: "The trick to getting clean, flush cuts on links, without using a saw, is to not fully cut/snip the wire. You want to try and just cut a little bit into the wire, sort of dent it, which weakens the overall strength, and then twist the link away. It'll break where you dented it and the ends will be flat which makes for a good closure. If you cut all the way through the wire, one end will be flat and the other will be pointed and the links will feel sharp and snag on clothes and the closures will be kind of crappy. I think there are a few different names for the technique. The guy who showed me how to make maille called it crimp and twist but I've also seen it referred to as score and break." So, basically, use your wire cutters to cut about 1/3 of the way through the wire (here's where I think it gets confusing because I'm only using wire cutters) I use the tip of the cutters to grab the bottom of the link, as if they were pliers, and I then twist the link away from the coil. It's weakest at the point where I've cut partially through it, so that's where it breaks. If that makes any sense. lol this stuff is complicated to explain through text alone. I can make another video or take some pictures if you'd like. It'd be no problem at all. I use this technique on every gauge I have. 24g-14g. I've got different cutters for different gauges though. A 24g-20g set, my 18g set, and a 16g-14g set.
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    combination of weaves

    Forgive the slop work, I'm currently rushing through my lunch break. But how about something like this? http://i.imgur.com/qickoj1.png Adjusting for proper ring size of course. The edge of the stacked can be the horizontal links on the 12 in 2?
  7. A friend of mine is about to celebrate his 10 year anniversary. Way back when they got married, they didn't have much money so they went with the standard, basic wedding bands. Which, in my opinion, is all you need. But I get where he's coming from. I plan on getting my wife a really nice ring for our 10 year as well. If the funds are available. He's recently gotten a completely new set of rings for their 10 year anniversary, really nice stuff. He's tricked his wife into thinking her current ring is being cleaned at the jewelers. But he's given them to me to make a pendant for her. He wanted to somehow incorporate the birthstone of their son. I suggested maybe trying to get all 3 birthstones in there if it would fit. He said, go for it. This is what I've come up with. I know it's not really chainmaille but I wanted to share.
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    Finishing off a headband

    Excellent. Glad to hear it worked out.
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    Finishing off a headband

    Trying to explain a weave though text is kind of difficult but I'll give it a shot. It's just 6 rows of Euro 4-in-1 that connects to itself. A six-sided box chain is right on the money. Just take your 3 end links and let them roll back("flapping")in the standard European pattern of "one ring goes this way, the next ring goes that way, etc..." and that's how you get the 6 that form the Round Maille pattern. Normally you'd add your 3 links and flip them out to continue the Inverted pattern. If you let them roll back, you should be able to see the similarities of it with the picture I posted and where to add the doubled smaller rings. edit: here's a better shot of that keychain, it's Round Maille with Inverted segments here and there. Might help. http://i.imgur.com/ENcmRiJ.jpg
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    Finishing off a headband

    That's exactly it. It's tough to see in the first picture because the doubled rings force, and keep, parts of the RoundMaille close together(but that's what we want ) . Check this out, I labeled and colored the 6 links from the Round pattern to try and help it stand out a little better. I can try and take some better shots of it, if you need. No big deal, lemme know. http://i.imgur.com/NEB45sh.jpg
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    Finishing off a headband

    I just quoted myself. http://www.theringlord.org/forum/index.php?/topic/12233-the-end-of-the-rope-inverted-round-maille/ I don't know if that's something that helps you or not but I figured it wouldn't hurt to share.
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    How do you organize?

    @LORD ALLENOXXE That case you've got in the 3rd picture is awesome. I want one in place of the container I just bought. heh I've claimed a little spot in the house as my mailling area. Complete with a tinted plexiglass section, under which I've got the TRL ring size sheet for quick reference. I bring out the old tablet I've got, call up Netflix and get to work. I finally got around to cutting all of my dowels to fit in the case. I have more than I remember. I don't use the larger ones that often though. At the moment, it was a good idea. If/when I have to patch and repaint that wall, I'm sure I'll be pissed. On a side note: How the hell do I resize images on the fly here on this forum? It accepts the standard "[ img] [ /img]" method but won't accept " [/img]" for resizing. These pictures are massive, so I have to resize in GIMP before uploading. Is there a particular way to go about that here?
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    other hobbies

    When I don't have pliers in my hands, I'm building arcade game cabinets. And when both of those are boring to me, I play guitar. I'm most proud of my micro Galaga cabinet that's running off a Nintendo DS. It's like 8 inches tall. http://imgur.com/a/u6NUa I made a toy box / arcade machine for my son. http://imgur.com/a/dk3bN Feel free to take a look at my cabs if you've got nothing else better to do. There are lots of pictures, it'll kill some time. http://buttonsmasher.imgur.com/