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by Simon Fryer
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Chainmail Query
Replies: 14
Views: 4092

Re: Chainmail Query

sorry for the delay in replying, been very busy and not had much time to respond. the way I make my armpits, is to link up the sides leaving plenty of room for the whole sleeve, I start at the armpit and run round the whole io the sleeve. I then link up the rest of the side untill i reach the sleeve...
by Simon Fryer
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Chainmail Query
Replies: 14
Views: 4092

Re: Chainmail Query

[quote="Colin Middleton

What happens under the arms when you do the arms as an extension of the body?

Sorry Colin what do you mean? how do \I join it or how does it move?

simon
by Simon Fryer
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Attaching Sleeves to Chainmail shirts
Replies: 8
Views: 3219

Re: Attaching Sleeves to Chainmail shirts

Cheers Colin, Between all those that replied, I have managed to work it out and it is looking good, I used your idea to work it round the sleeve so it doesnt notice. I needed to reduce quickly so I picked 4 points round the sleeve and then added a few rows then reduced again in 4 differant points, a...
by Simon Fryer
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Skin-tight maille....?
Replies: 15
Views: 4014

Re: Skin-tight maille....?

I wouldnt wear it tight without padding underneath as I have experiance with tight mail. My first shirt which i made for my wedding had a tight body. There were a few problems with this though. First was trying to get it on, with very little expansion it was really hard to get on and took 2 people t...
by Simon Fryer
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Chainmail Query
Replies: 14
Views: 4092

Re: Chainmail Query

[quote="Colin Middleton"] Looked at from another point of view, you really want the expansion in your sleeve to occur along it's length, so that your cuff doesn't disappear up your arm every time you bend your hand (try that with integral gauntlets and it'll really upset you). Colin I hsve...
by Simon Fryer
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brass Chainmail rings
Replies: 4
Views: 2166

Re: Brass Chainmail rings

Colin do you have a website link for them please
by Simon Fryer
Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brass Chainmail rings
Replies: 4
Views: 2166

Brass Chainmail rings

Hi all just A quick question, I make my own rings for my shirts, and have managed to source a supplier of Brass wire. This wire is super strong, making it hard to pull apart the rings once they are made. I am thinking of offering some for sale, but I cant find anywhere that I can get a comparison in...
by Simon Fryer
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Attaching Sleeves to Chainmail shirts
Replies: 8
Views: 3219

Re: Attaching Sleeves to Chainmail shirts

Re: Attaching Sleeves to Chainmail shirts Post by Colin Middleton » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:43 pm Simon, where do you live? Hi Colin I live in Somerset, I think I get Langlys way of doing it.... Cheers for that Langly :), but like Biro said, doing it the way he explained, you can get a nasty seem, which ...
by Simon Fryer
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Attaching Sleeves to Chainmail shirts
Replies: 8
Views: 3219

Attaching Sleeves to Chainmail shirts

Hi all, I have a bit of a request, I am currently making 2 chainmail shirts, but I have a problem, how to attach the sleeves with a seemless tube, but I want to reduce the amount of rings on the sleeve as i go. The other problem I have is my sleeve rings run in the same direction as the main body of...
by Simon Fryer
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where to start? UK Reenactment
Replies: 27
Views: 8946

Re: Where to start? UK Reenactment

The BPAS would be very welcoming for WOTR era, I know a few of them personally and they seem a great bunch, I can point someone from them in your direction if you want to get in contact with them. Sometimes its hard to have an indepth convo at events, a chat over the phone or via email, would help t...
by Simon Fryer
Tue May 08, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: TENTS
Replies: 5
Views: 2467

Re: TENTS

I would prefer to buy british, but the price souds pretty good, will take a look at what he has got, cheers Edmund :thumbup:
by Simon Fryer
Tue May 08, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: TENTS
Replies: 5
Views: 2467

Re: TENTS

We are not worried about pricing for the time being and have done a costing review, and we know that we a re looking at about £500+ for the traders tent and in the region of about £1500 for the pavillion. we also realise that this is a big investment of cash but also that even second hand prices don...
by Simon Fryer
Mon May 07, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: TENTS
Replies: 5
Views: 2467

TENTS

Hi all Next year (hopefully) we are looking into purchasing a pavillion tent, and possibly a traders tent. We are looking at tents from 1250 to 1350 time period, and we have seen alot of later period tents. As we are only browsing for the time being is there anyone that can suggest some websites to ...
by Simon Fryer
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: flail or ball and chain
Replies: 21
Views: 5809

Re: flail or ball and chain

Thanks for all the replies, I have been warned off using them for multi society events, and that if I do use one then to use it in own events, and demos only, as they are to unpreictable. I will still make one though, I am going to use wooden coconut shy balls, with flat toped dome spikes screwed in...
by Simon Fryer
Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: flail or ball and chain
Replies: 21
Views: 5809

flail or ball and chain

Hi all I am looking at making a flail (ball and chain) for single handed use, I have read elsewhere that some folks dont like these as they can be dangerous, can you guys give me a bit of feedback as to do's and dont's on this please.

Simon
by Simon Fryer
Tue May 17, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Butted or Rivetted Maille?
Replies: 9
Views: 2470

Re: Butted or Rivetted Maille?

The trouble with riveted maille is that it is a pain in the backside to make, where butted is very easy once you get the hang of it. Myself I have maid my own coif and shirt from 1.6mm round wire with a 1/4 inch (6.35mm) inner diameter, its all butted, and is very strong but is heavy. I am now in th...

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