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About madd-vyking

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  • Birthday 01/21/1969

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    Madison, WI, US, Earth, Sol System, Milky Way, Known Universe...
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    include, but are hardly limited to: woodworking, carpentry, furniture restoring/refinishing; home improvement in all it's many forms; motorcycles and the whole biker thing; gardening; alternative energy & repurposing & recycling projects, dumpster-diving and curb-picking and thrifting and yardsale-ing; jewelry making, chain-mail(le)ing, leather-crafting, and pretty much just creating anything; cooking & grilling (working on building a smoker), home-brewing & liqueur making (and consuming!), microbrews and imported beers; technology, science, history, reading and learning in general; I love Ren-Faires and the whole medieval thing and Ancient Rome and lost civilizations and on and on....and pretty much whatever my mind wanders off to next...SQUIRREL!! edit: Most recent obsession, Steampunk stuff.

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  1. madd-vyking

    Jewelry Supplies - all beads, clasps, chain etc

    Wondering on an ETA for stainless steel 8mm pendant bails (stock # jsbail-8SS), as well as the stainless steel 4mm 1/2 round rings (stock # JSElem-SSRng). TIA, Oh Mistress of Answering Questions 😉
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    Titanium - Anodized and Plain

    Thanks for the update, Jodey. :-)
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    Titanium - Anodized and Plain

    Can you offer up an ETA on 18swg 3/16" saw cut anodized titanium in any of the colors? All your saw cut 3/16" seems to have been out of stock for months, now. Thanks much in advance.
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    Anodized Aluminum

    Hoping for a restock ETA for SXAA1614black, aka saw cut anodized aluminum 16swg 1/4" in black. Please and thank you!
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    Jewelry Supplies - all beads, clasps, chain etc

    Wondering on status of 7x3 mm stainless steel beads/rings ?
  6. Thought I should surely say SOMETHING as I haven't updated my status in a year and a half. But I got nuthin'...

    1. heckle


      It's been much longer for me and I know how you feel.

    2. madd-vyking


      This status board just doesn't seem to see a lot of action anymore...

  7. A top hat and hat band collaboration I put together with a friend that happens to be into making custom handmade leather toppers. The band is made from over 1600 stainless steel and distressed black stainless steel rings, with just a few red anodized aluminum square wire rings for that "bang" of color. (All rings from TRL :-) ) The band is done in Dragonscale and measures about ~7/8" wide, and a full 25" long. The Vortex focal measures ~1 1/2" across, the whole shebang weighs almost 9 ounces(!)... I was going for a style reminiscent of industrial snake skin, to compliment the rugged Mad-Hatter-meets-Snidely-Whiplash look of the hat itself, making for a marriage of Old West Steampunk and modern day biker.
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    The 'nerd' factor

    I'm a nerdy/geeky/weird biker, I guess. I am... "The Biking-Vyking"... :-D I (and my wife) am(are) more likely to be wearing chainmaille when out and about with the biker crowd than actually working on it... If I actually get out of the house anymore, it's just good to see people. My wife may be wearing her jewelry or bikini top, or any of my newest jewelry as my own personal "Vanna White", and my rags have chainmaille incorporated into them, as well as zipper pulls on the vests and jacket, etc, not to mention my own pendants and bracelets... I'm a frickin' walkin' billboard!
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    Stainless Steel - Black and Plain

    Jon, That makes me very sad... Love that stuff! ...and only have just a very little left in my stash... Have y'all entertained the idea of more powder coated black stainless at all? And if so, would it be possible to get it in matte, satin, and gloss finishes? This would be an awesome thing!
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    Stainless Steel - Black and Plain

    What is the overall story with saw cut blackened stainless? Is it likely to be a thing again at some point? And, if so, what kind of general time frame are we looking at?
  11. Will keep an eye out as you add things in... What i'm really looking for is 18swg saw cut square wire stainless steel, in TRL old stock (rounded edge)... If some of that turns up, I am definitely interested!
  12. Hello, All! Looking for some of the old stock, TRL 18swg (equivalent)/ .047" SQUARE WIRE 5/16" saw cut stainless steel rings. These are the ones that are not a true square wire, with a sharp edge, but are square with a sort of rounded over edge--almost octagonal in profile. I could use at least several ounces to maybe a half pound? Could also use some in 1/4" made from the same wire stock, but not as important--I've still got a few of those. ;-) If you have some that you know you just won't ever use, I'd be interested in buying up a few. Will pay "face value", plus shipping, from the U.S.---international only if shipping costs are reasonable. My thanks in advance...
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    Thanks! Looking at Dragonback or Persian Dragonscale as the weave, have been planning it in 14swg, but wondering if I could get away with 16swg. Sounds like probably not. He is warned it will not be like stainless, but 14swg should still be fairly tough, eh? And, yes, he also knows it will be huge, but seems to be into it... Also, while I've got your attention...there is no color issue with the 14g or 16g brass, correct? He definitely wants the yellow look of brass, not reddish... Lastly, I asked a couple times in the "Bronze" topic...but is there any hope for "18 gauge" equivalent bronze rings anytime? I do love the bronze! Thanks very much in advance!
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    Product info lists your brass alloy as 1/2 hard...is there an option or a way to purchase full hard brass? Or can tumbling/ work hardening get it there? I have a customer very specifically wants all brass, but it's for a wallet chain--and I'd like it is as strong as possible...
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    Checking in on 18 "gauge" square wire bronze again...