Chainmail Hacky Sack - How?
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:29 PM
I do a very simple design, just euro 4-in-1
You can vary the size, but I try to make it a proper multiple of the reductions so that I end up with a neat end. Can't recall off hand what the math is for it. For that one I start with a cylinder that is 28 rings around, and 7 rows wide. Then I go to what would be 6 in one but every second ring, and again, and then finish off with a single ring at the end. The picture should show what I'm talking about, you skip a ring to keep the reduction from getting too dense. For mine I use 18g 1/4 rings.
For fill I just use those big plastic pony beads you can get at any craft store. They're fairly cheap, but durable. You can pick your fill amount based how how stiff you want your ball. They end up nice and round even with a small level of fill. It's easy to over fill them, which makes the hacky sac really hard to use. They should still squish a bit!
Lemme know if you need any clarification. This is the first time I've actually had something to share!
Posted 26 January 2010 - 03:56 PM
Edited by Skedros, 26 January 2010 - 03:56 PM.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 05:22 AM
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:10 AM
#1 Make a ribbon of E4-1 with 24 rings on the outer rows.
#2 Connect the ends to make a loop.
#3 Add one row to each side of the loop to widen the ribbon to 5 rows.
#4 Reduce the ribbon/tube by 6 rings per row for three rows. (18 rings, 12 rings, 6 rings) Shift contraction ringss around a bit to avoid the seamed look.
#5 Connect the last 6 rings with a queen ring on one end, Fill the other end with rings or beads for a hackey sack (cloth for a juggling ball)
DO NOT OVERFILL!! A hackey sack must be able to flatten out slightly on the foot/shoe in order to do stalls and to help control.
#6 Connect the final 6 rings with a queen ring to close the ball.
Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:57 PM
1,8,16,20,25,25,25,25,25,20,16,8,1 (for easy math it works out to an expansion ring every 4th ring, then 2 rings between every contraction)
I tend to use mine as juggling balls so I stuff them as compact as I can before putting the final ring in.
AKA H & A designs
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