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Unread 04-20-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Chain mail shorts??

I'm making chain mail shorts that are aprox 3 square feet and I'm wondering how many 17/64 inch (6.8 mm) Inner Diameter 16 Gauge aluminium rings I will need. Anyone have an idea?
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Unread 04-20-2013, 08:55 PM   #2
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the easiest way to measure chainmail for link count i can think of is...

make a 1foot "rope" 2-3 links wide
(the extra lines make it shrink to be measured more accurate)
the you use multiplication to figure the links per squarefoot
(i dont kno the formula and i have dyscalcula)
i used to look at a site called theringlord.com, you might find some better info there

they also do scale-mail, nylon ringmail and "jewlry"
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Unread 04-21-2013, 12:57 AM   #3
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Well, what weave? The Ring Lord lists it for 4:1 typically right near the item to be purchased.
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