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About dmgutenkauf

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    Struggling artist
  • Birthday 05/20/1982

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    Lewisburg, PA USA
  • Biography
    probly about the same as you...
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    Lewisburg, PA
  • Interests
    Chainmail, music, star trek, star wars, stargate, the office, LOTR,
  • Occupation
    System Support
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    just blah...

    Hey all... I'm just feeling blah. I don't feel like posting on facebook and have to deal with everyone I actually know, and I haven't been on the forums for a long time, so I thought I would see how everyone else is doing... So how's everyone else doing?
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    My October "List Something Every Day" Campaign

    19 gauge Amethyst Enameled copper 3/16" rings
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    My October "List Something Every Day" Campaign

    and day 3...
  4. So I keep thinking "I need to get going on that online selling stuff, so I finally decided to commit to posting something for sale on Etsy every day in October. I'll be posting my pics here from time to time as I go. I would love any feedback you have on the work. Also, I would very much appreciate feedback / critique on the photography, as I really don't know what I'm doing there. The first few pieces aren't terribly exciting, but here they are...
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    Stainless Euro 4-1 Lace-up cuff

    18 gauge 3/16" stainless steel rings
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    Amethyst Gothic Chainmaille Collar Choker Necklace

    19 gauge 3/16" Amethyst Enameled Copper. 19 Gauge EC oval chain. Ribbon lacing in the back. Modeled by my gorgeous wifey!
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    22ga 1/8" ring strength and soldering

    I've had another thought. What about taking a completed ring made in a non-precious metal, and then dipping it in gold? Obviously I would need to somehow "hold" it in a round shape, as it would not be flexible after the dip. So two questions: 1) What metal would make the best base? I'm thinking brass? 2) How much of the maille pattern do you think would be lost after dipping?
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    22ga 1/8" ring strength and soldering

    Hey all.. need some advise. I have a E6-1 ring I made for myself with 22ga 1/8" stainless rings. I'm considering duplicating this with a precious metal, most likely white gold-fill. I'm concerned that it will not stand up to daily wear. I wear the stainless rings all the time, and it mostly holds up, but if I occasionally snag it on something i have to make a repair from time to time. Obviously gold-fill is going to be weaker than stainless. So my question is, never having soldered before, is it all that difficult? Is it even possible to solder gold-filled wire, since it's brass on the inside? Suggestions please!
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    15 minutes of fame

    Ok, so I was in a local paper. Not exactly fame. but still cool! check me out! http://www.standard-journal.com/articles/2009/11/09/news/doc4af83711c8618277326249.txt
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    Not mine

    Am i the only one annoyed that this was made by a "brazilian designer"? as if what a wonderful and unique idea they had to use pop tabs in that way? I don't know. I almost feel like I shouldn't be annoyed.... but i am... edit to add.. anyone else notice that the weave direction changes back and forth? That's kind of a neat subtle touch.
  11. all of the bears are done in 16 ga brite aluminum (i decided it's a good use for the aluminum which I really don't like anymore for anything you wear). two of the bears are 1/4"(mandrel) rings, the hooded bear is 5/16"(mandrel) rings, and elmer the bear/fox is 7/32"(mandrel).
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    woohoo! i finally finished my (first) maille chess set!

    Board: 18ga 7/32"(mandrel) stainless and bronze. Euro 6-1 on the board, GSG for the trim. This took about 30 hours. Bag: 18ga 3/16"(mandrel) stainless and bronze. Euro 4-1, the bottom comes to a center with a 4 ring (7/32") mobius. This took about 5 days and 3000 miles to complete. I did it in the car on my way moving across the country. Pieces: Each piece has a 14ga 1/2" ring on the top and bottom, except the bishop which only has it on the bottom. The rest of each piece is all 18ga 3/16"(mandrel) give or take 1/64" in places to tighten things up. These when alot faster than I thought they would. I would guess about 15 hours for all of them.
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    Hey guys... has there been any discussion about the possibility of getting some tungsten rings some day? Is that even a workable material for maille? David
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    pa ren faire

    I'll definately be going at some point. Don't know when yet, perhaps this thread will determine that.
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    I like 5/32", gives an AR around 4