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Macromaille(?) Stainless Steel
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Posted on Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:23 am
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I used to play magic: the gathering and i wanted to make a chainmaille play-mat, unfortunately i was short on cash at the time and never came close to finishing it. But i decided to work on it recently.


Shown next to an out of focus 20g J4-1 squared cube and a penny


This stuff is a huge pain to work with, but i may have to start playing again just to show it off when it's done.

Stats: .125" 308L stainless steel with an ID of ~.5" AR of 4
(also, not sure what the qualifications for macromaille are, but i'd like to think this counts)


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Posted on Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:30 am
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OMG. WARNING: Do not coil or cut 10ga without a paramedic standing by.

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Posted on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:20 pm
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djgm wrote:
OMG. WARNING: Do not coil or cut 10ga without a paramedic standing by.


...
Or, you know, just do it safely Coif LoL


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Posted on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:19 pm
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Yeah, i had to coil it by hand with a some vice grips on my mandrel, it would've been too strong for my drill (probably a good thing knowing me) and the only way I've been able to cut them so far is with my dremel and a cutting wheel.


“What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we cant decipher. What we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish. There is no free will. There are no variables. There is only the inevitable.”
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Posted on Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:35 am
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I hate hand coiling macro, That's what I was afraid you were doing. Your wrists must be thighs.

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Posted on Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:43 am
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djgm wrote:
Your wrists must be thighs.

Lol, I like to think im a pretty strong guy


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Posted on Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:14 pm
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Master_Solotov wrote:
Lol, I like to think im a pretty strong guy


Yeah, I can smell you from here! badumppshhhh!!

Joking aside, that's some impressive, insanely strong maille you've made. As for the 'macro' denomination, your wire size definitely qualifies. I'm not sure about the inner diameter. My regular mandrel range ends at 1/2", so I consider anything higher than that to be of macro proportions.

I would love to be able to make some macro sculpture, but finding ideal sized mandrels above that comes at a cost. Pricing out larger metal rods, most cost more than $10 each. A nicely incremented set would be a considerable expense.


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Posted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:15 am
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And a little bit of the other extreme...


Some .023" stainless JPL


“What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we cant decipher. What we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish. There is no free will. There are no variables. There is only the inevitable.”
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