jake84

Members
  • Content count

    54
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    2

About jake84

  • Rank
    ooo shiny!
  • Birthday 02/26/84

Contact Methods

  • Yahoo
    jakes_chainmaile

Profile Information

  • Location
    Hayward, California
  • Occupation
    sales monkey
  • The year you started making chainmail
    2006
  1. Ideally, hanging the right way, in a 16ga 5/16ths would be great. as far as the program goes, i just cant seem to get my head around it and get it to work for me.
  2. Biggest consideration is somewhere to lay the thing while you're working on it. I was a it over ambitious myself when making my first shirt, and found that turning and flipping it when i was in the last stages of assembly were the toughest. You may want to think out where you can lay it flat to piece it together, or getting a dress maker's form to hang it from so you can make alterations.
  3. I've used the mixed shot/dawn soap with mixed success (hehe, get it) it worked well on the scales I had in there, both stainless and tempered carbon but the pin tore my tumbler barrel up something fierce. For basic cleaning; essentially on new ring day when I pull them out of the envelope from TRL, I do short grain brown rice. It doesn't really matter what the material is, BA, SS, Blackened Stainless, I toss it in dry with rice and let it run for an average of about 8-12 hours/ overnight and when I pull the rings out they're nice and clean with no oil or cutting lube left on the rings. Just my two cents for what it's worth
  4. so, I'm hitting a wall and am looking for some help. I've been trying to get an inlay pattern featuring the sigil for House Stark from Game of Thrones. I can't get IGP to work for me, nor can I find it online, so I'm in hopes someone in the community can lend a hand. Thanks!
  5. why is copper so addictive?

  6. you two are my new bestest friends my sister and my girlfriend will both thank you!
  7. Yep, thats the one, but yeah, the pictures and actual walk through are missing, oh well, i'll have to steal one back from my girlfriend and re-teach myself
  8. Hello out there, I'm in need of some help, it seems that the original scale flower/ rose tutorial that existed at one point may have gotten toasted in the rebirth of the forum. I was wondering if anyone had a pdf copy, or existing tut that i could use as the link I had now just brings me to the front page of the forum. Thanks!
  9. There used to be a trigger clasp, about an inch and a half total length the widest part of the opening is about a half an inch. Is there any chance that these would be carried again? I ordered a few, and and running low, they work great for keychains and wallet chains
  10. Amazing work, simply stunning.
  11. gonna take some time for my brain to realign for quoting out new projects, but looking good from where i'm sitting
  12. I actually found that brown rice works MUCH better than white, plus the brown seems to absorb the dirt and oil so you dont get it on your hands (or in my case, my ring monkey's hands).
  13. havent started guessing, just seem to be able to pull the right amount out. and... YMBAMI: you're making your gf some form fiting maille and start thinking that it needs more to it than the original idea
  14. black stainless is probably the way to go if you want to keep the black, or just regular stainless and enjoy the color of that. as for weave, I'd suggest 16ga 5/16th in a e4-1, at least thats what i've got planned for when i finally have a fireplace ;-)
  15. depending on how sharp the burrs are, brown rice MAY do the trick. it should be hard enough to start to wear it down enough. the cornmeal isnt a bad idea but it may take a little while. If those don't do the trick, i'd go gravel or sand.