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  1. #1
    Registered: May 2002

    Cool stuff.

    For those who are too stupid to know, I made an awesome chain maille shirt. Of course none of you are even worthy enough to look at it, but I figured I'd grace your miserable lives with majesty.


    Stainless steel, 15lbs, 16,000 rings.

  2. #2
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: Clockwork Orange
    Wow, that red X is stunning! That must have taken ages!

    j/k. Fix the link, I wanna see it.

    /edit: Here, since you haven't fixed it you doofus:

    That's pretty slick. How long did it take?
    Last edited by Skronk; 27th Nov 2003 at 21:07.

  3. #3
    Registered: Jul 1999
    Location: tr gse!
    Mail? Maille? Mayle? Male? Mahille?


  4. #4
    Registered: Mar 2003
    It's Chain-Mail. I've been wanting to make a chain mail shirt for months. I might actually get around to buying the rings. How long did it take you, Tuco?

  5. #5
    Registered: May 2002
    So yeah, I promised a post on my chain maille when I finished.

    Props go to Improb for helping me a lot with this and getting me into it four months ago, I couldnt' have done it without him.

    It took 15 lbs of steel, which made 16,000 rings roughly over 3 months, to make this.. Most of you will recgonize me in the one or two pics I'm in, the rest are my soon-to-be-brother and his fiance(my sister)

    I need to take a little off the armpits and make it an inch or two longer, but I really like it and I think I got lucky with all the design decisions I had to make.(It was really hard for me just to get it 'formed' right, but I love how it looks)

    I've shown it off a LOT in the past week I've had it, a lot of people love it. As a side affect, a lot of old -timers have a LOT of respect for people who can do that, I didn't think they would like it as much, but they do. (AS I learned with all the older people I saw tonight at Thanksgiving, haha)

    (note to my MW mates, this was just stolen from a post I made just now on another board... and if any of you punkass mods edit it and make my images links, I'll cry)

    Then cry :P -Striker
    Last edited by Striker; 27th Nov 2003 at 21:48.

  6. #6
    Registered: Mar 2003
    *laughs* That's great. What kind of pattern did you use? (If that's not the right terminology then.. er... f*** it, I don't make these.) How many rings to one, I think?

  7. #7
    Registered: May 2002
    European 4 to 1

  8. #8
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: I o' the storm
    What are you gonna do about that nice inviting neck sticking out in the middle of it all?

    And you need to build up a big of bulk if you're going to wield a proper battle axe!

    Anyway - cheers on the good job. Stainless is the right way to go... Keeps the shine, is bloody strong and not too heavy. A bit strenous to work, but it's worth it in the end.
    Exactly which ring size did you use - they look fairly small

  9. #9
    Registered: Mar 2003
    What are you gonna do about that nice inviting neck sticking out in the middle of it all?
    That's why you wear armor over the top, with neck guards

  10. #10
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Pennsylvania, US
    lol let me try taking an axe to it! :P

    Awesome Work too. *bows down*

  11. #11
    Registered: May 2002
    Every ring has an inner diameter of 1/4"

    It's still sort of hard to get my huge head in the neck thing. Ih ad the option of the hole being wider or longer, and I chose longer because I wanted as much material on the shoulders as possible(brings out the trapezies imho)

    It's hard for me to get muscle but I'll start doing the gym thing again.

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