armouring projects, tools, techniques and reviews
After I saw the making of “The Lord of the Rings” I wanted to do this already a long time. I want to make myself plastic rings for light fantasy chainmaille.
In the making of it was shown that Weta Workshop had build a machine that cut of ring from a black tube. This rings were than cut open and glued together again in the weaving.
I start by searching for the right tube to use:
Test pneumatic pressurehose
I get myself two different types of pressurehoses out of black polyamide.
Both hoses are cutting well with a utility knife. But the rings from 10mm hose were just to fragile due to there small wallthickness
I cut of rings with about 1mm thickness. Than I cut the half of the rings open and weave them all together. The open rings I then glue together again with superglue.
to be continued…