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    Ahhh nightshift i sometimes cant believe i get paid for this
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    What sizes did you use for your ds? This is the exact effect I'm trying to achieve
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    Flex coupler

    Anyone know of a supplier for flex couplers for ringinator other than ringinator.com
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    wire supplier

    just curious who others use for wire suppliers aside from TRL. specifically the 5356 alloy aluminum. my options in town are praxxair for 16g and air liquide for smaller stuff (welding suppliers) but there's likely a decent mark up. wondering what's out there for bulk suppliers...say 5 lb spools
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    Springback question

    To get 1/4" Id bright aluminum rings. What size mandrel should I be looking at? I know a 1/4" mandrel is gonna give me larger rings...Probably in the 5/16 - 3/8 range. Is 3/16 too small?
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    Springback question

    Yeah I realised I forgot to mention 16g 5356 alloy. I'm using a 1/4" mandrel on the stuff and it's barely noticeable springback
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    Springback question

    Check your math there duder
  8. order# 321884: Now the remix!??????

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    wire supplier

    Ouf. ..200lbs is more than I'm gonna use in a lifetime lol.
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    ring cutter motors

    So i'm gonna build anring cutter...ringinator style but i'm not sure how big a motor to use. I have a 1/8 dc that has a foot pedal for controlling the speed...but i'm wary about cooking it. All i'll be cutting is aluminum and copper. Thoughts?
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    ring cutter motors

    ok....how bout this. I can fairly easily get my hands on a large DC motor from a modern furnace, but it'll just be the motor, the speed controlling components will be lost with the rest of the furnace. how difficult is it to rig a rheostat (throttle) for the motor?
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    motor size

    I-m building a ring cutter (think ringinator style) and i'm wondering if my 1/8hp dc motor will work. It has a foot pedal throttle of sorts so itd be awesome if it would
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    Need some "macho" pliers

    I use 9" linesmans to do 12g stainless. My only complaint is that they have no spring so they dont open automatically
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    suggestions for the Visually Impaired

    what specifically is your problem, i've experimented with several options as my vision falters due to fatigue.
  15. stainless steel, titanium, niobium. you want strong, those are your best choices
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    Finger calluses

    fingerless mechanic's gloves
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    Finger calluses

    odd...i don't find my fingers get much attention. the pliers tend to sit more in the meaty parts of my palms if anywhere
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    The 'nerd' factor

    normies suck lol i like being weird. i couldn't live with myself if I were like the bulk of society
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    Costume questions.

    just remember with painting the scales, there's always the risk of the paint chipping/wearing off, depending on the kind of paint.
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    Don't doubt that they'll ban our craft with this:

    we don't make armour....ok...we do...we make period replicas and accurate functional armour, however for the modern world where firearms are the common form of attack...we do not make armour. it's been said time and time again how non-bullet resistant chainmaille is. we're fine. i'm doubly fine cause i'm in canada
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    i'm in the process of working on a project, but it's a long time going, and i don't feel like showing half-done pics
  22. should we expect to see large engineered plastic scales from TRL in the near future?? I have a project that could really benefit from shedding the extra weight.
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    Large engineered plastic scales

    how would you connect them?
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    Large engineered plastic scales

    still on track??? cause this outfit is increasing in weight every day lol i can use aluminum, but plastic will be so much better for my poor poor shoulders
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    Hand Anodized Titanium Cross

    that's awesome. what sizes did you use??