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Second ible, here we go. still a work in progress(finished for now because of my deadline(fantasy fair) but the back piece isn't finished yet)

Im building a neckarmour piece(gorget) and wanted to share on instructables, to my surprise there is not a single one for neck armour so here's the first. For the decorations in the center you can check out http://www.instructables.com/id/etching-large-metal-items/ .

Step 1: Tools and materials

For this project you'll need basic metalworking skills like sawing drilling and sanding.

tools:
jigsaw
clamps(if you need them to secure the metal for sawing)
drill(press)
some drillbits(the size of the rivets)
sandpaper(i used a range of 240 -600 gritt)
marker
pencil
scissors
metalfile
boltcutters or hacksaw
grease or oil(i used silicon spray)
scotch tape
hammer
pliers
anvil(or something hard like a barbell)

Optional tools:
fire
magnets
gloves(my hands are full of small cuts so gloves are recommended)
eye protection(recommended,but I already wear glasses so there's a smaller chance of anything getting in my eyes)

materials:
metal sheet
cardboard
8 large nails(rivets)
8 washers(same inside diameter as the large nails)
2 straps with beltbuckles(from a watch or thin belt, I got mine from a hobbystore)
a box of small nails(rivets)
<p>Wow! ;Your technique is so good! It's truly beautiful.</p>
<p>thank you! but looking back my technique was quite novice, but just keep at it and you get better right?</p>
The &quot;shoe anvil&quot; is called a &quot;last.&quot;
<p>thanks for the comment! but <a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/Mindmapper1/" rel="nofollow">Mindmapper1</a> beat you to it, i just havent changed the ible sorry:/</p>
Love the concept of using sheet metal from an old washing machine. But there is a way to get more metal on the dollar. If you have a junk yard around or a metal recycling plant you can buy destroyed cars and use the scrap from that. it requires a bit more shaping but my master and I were able to craft full sets.
<p>Good idea! however, I was throwing out and old washing machine so I stripped it before if went to the junkyard;) Its surprising how much you can get out of it! I already got a helm an armguard and this gorget out of two panels! Thanks for the comment</p>
<p>cool</p>
<p>thank you!</p>
<p>Great this is really interesting and you have done a good job. The shoe anvil is called a 'cobblers last'</p>
<p>ahhh thanks, good to know:)</p>
<p>That's really good. Love the recycling aspect.</p><p>Regarding centre-punching before you drill, you wont get the dimple if you lay the sheet on a reasonably resistant surface, such a lump of wood.</p>
<p>Thanks for the comment,</p><p>I did try to center on a piece of wood and on the anvil thingy but it still dimples. I couldn't get it flat enough(because of the curves). I did consider trying to do it on something round like a pipe but I didnt like the idea of it rolling away.</p>
<p>Ah, I see. </p><p>Perhaps a curve-conforming pad, maybe a leather bag, filled with sand? But, that's a plan for another day, I think.</p>
<p>well I am going to make some thigh soon(might make ible too) and ill check it out</p>
Really impressive final build, and nice clear instructions! Thanks!
<p>thanks for the comment, but the final built hasn't taken place yet:P this is just the front half</p>

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