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  1. The Afanc

    Medium Plastic Scales?

    Hey, I am mid project using small plastic scales and I realized that it would look much better if I gradiented it up to medium and then large scales. Any chance we will be getting medium plastics?
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    Dog armor question

    I can't help in the slightest but OMFG I need pictures when you are done.
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    Water safe?

    Okeys folks. This is probably a dumb question. This is probably an obvious question. Are AA scales and rings safe to be underwater for extended periods of time? I recently joined mernetwork and a community of professional and recreational merfolk and boy do they love to accessorize! I want to try marketing my scale gloves and gauntlets and whatnot to the. But only if the materials will have a long life in chlorine pools and ocean salt water. Thanks!!
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    The Lightest Metal?

    I have recieved an inquiry; a lady has asked my to make a chainmail shirt for her 4 year old son but I am worried that the materials I use most often (anodized aluminum and galvanized steel) would be WAY to expensive and WAY to heavy for someone so young. What is the lghtest material out there? It probably doesn't have to be fighter grade strenght or durability; he likes to play knights but it is probably foam or wooden swords and I am more concerned with price and weight, especially since he will probably grow out of it fairy quickly. Also, what is the best ring size to use? Should I scale down the ring diameter and gauge sice the shirt will be smaller? Thanks so much!
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    First Dragon

    One of my Chinese Dragons!
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    Bruce the Dragon

    One of my Chinese Dragons!
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    Revenge Inspired Choker

    This item is available at my Etsy shop and was made with a simple 4in1 attatched to a pendant with chain added for flare!
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    Revenge Inspired Choker

    This item is available at my Etsy shop and was made with a simple 4in1 attatched to a pendant with chain added for flare!
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    Bulk aa rings

    Ok, I am a tad confused on the bulk AA option. 3500 rings for $37 but it is only available in a variety pack. The listing says that there is no price difference between ordering this bulk pack or ordering individual bags. ut according to my math, the bulk bags are more then $10 cheaper and considdering i need roughly 20k rings, this ends up being a $60 difference. I am just really confused a) on why it says it isnt cheaper and b) why cant i buy one colour of rings in bulk when you sell scales in bulk. Will there be an option in the future to buy rings in bulk that isnt a variety pack?
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    Announcing Medium scales!

    Since these were made a special order, is there any way to special order some myself? I am making a HUGE scalemaille project that culd really benefit from havign graduated sizing and I would need them in the standard blue.
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    Bulk aa rings

    So it is listed as a kit, not as a bulk order http://theringlord.com/cart/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=175&cat=Anodized+Aluminum+Jump+Rings+16g It is the very last listing.
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    Scalemaille won't lie flat

    I am three rows into the scalemaille bra pattern and already my fabric won't lie flay. When it is on the table, it is 'bubbly' due to rings poking the scales around and when i hold it up and let gravity do it's thing, all of the rings are visable from the front. You can't see any rings in the picture of the finished bra from the pattern. am I just using the wrong size rings? I am also CONSTANTLY adjusting the layering as far as what scales are in front of others. It is getting really annoying to have to do that with every added scale. Is that just part of the process or am I doing something wrong? I am using small scales and 16g 1/4 AA rings. What do I do to fix it?
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    Scalemaille won't lie flat

    Oh thank goodness, I have a 3/16 mandril. I can't afford to buy new rings and I was just trying to test with the materials I had so I will try that. Thank you!
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    Bulk Ring Order

    So I am making, essentially, a full body suit out of scales and rings for an upcoming costume. However there is no bulk order for rings like there is for scales. Would it be possible to get some sort of deal if I was ordering say 40-50k 18g 3/16 blue rings? Buying individual bags would come to about $520 before any mix and match discounts. I am NOT looking to order right now, I am just looking for a quote. Thanks!
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    using mandrills

    Ok, I just got my two mandrills in, size .25 and .188 How do I use them XD. Which end (the slot or the solid) goes into the drill? How do I begin the wrapping process?
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    Sca chainmail materials

    I am in the SCA and have reciently gotten into fighting. What materials would be best to build a coif or gorget or gloves out of? There are like four different steel options so I am a tad confused. Thanks!
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    unlabeled ring packages?

    I got a gauge sized at joanns. It is super awesome!
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    mild steel wire

    I am interested in using mild steel to coil my own chain. It is 2.25$ for 92 feet if I am reading it correctly. About how many rings can you get out of a 92 foot spool. Roughly? I am making a chain coif/gorget thing for rapier fighting.
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    WONDERFUL - A few Questions

    First I would like to say that I LOVE THIS SITE. I have been using the crappy jumprings sold by Joanns for my chain work and after doing one project with the rings from this site I can't ever go back. I am interested in winding my own rings though and I noticed that you don't have as wide of a variety of colours for your AA wire as you do your AA rings. I was wondering if other colours will be offered for the wire at any point int he near future (Purple&Green, specifically). I also love the celtic knot scales and was wondering 1) those were going to be offered in large at any point and 2) if there was any way to get a custom designed laser etched scale. I would love a few triskelle scales thrown in.
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    WONDERFUL - A few Questions

    Is that 100 bags or 100 total scales? Of it is the former, howch would 100 large red scales (so 10 bags) be with this design? http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy254/lethalindahouse/639px-Triskele-Symbol-spiralsvg.png If it is the latter, how do I custom order?
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    Sca chainmail materials

    There will be several layers over it so it shouldn't be getting wet and I can't smell so that isn't an issue. Thank you.
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    Dragon Scale Wings

    I'm assuming it would be the same size rings as the crest, I just wasn't sure how to expand fromt eh three scales into full wings.
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    Dragon Scale Wings

    So I have made a few of the dragons fromt he PDF offered here and I LOVE them. I already have four people waiting in line for one. The PDF mentioned something about making wings but I am still pretty new to scale work (these dragons are my first) so I don't want to screw anything up. How do I expand the design for the head fringe into wings?
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    WONDERFUL - A few Questions

    I am mostly just making thngs like the dragons and owls that are available through this site. Eventually I want to get into SCA appropriate mail but my partner already has a shirt and hood. It just seems more expensive to by that many rings when it is possible to make your own but I have been using jewlery grade wire because thats all I can get my hands on. I didn't realize that other wires would be so much different. Thanls for everyones help!
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    WONDERFUL - A few Questions

    So what wire is best for making durable, armour quality rings if winding at home? I kind of already bought the mandrels so would like to use them but i get frustrated easily with new things so if AA is diffult, what is better?