How to make Medieval style shackles
for tools you will need:
welder(or other means of fushion)
a vice is always handy too
For materiel you will need
section of 4" tubing
two 1" hinges
Step 1: Cutting and Grinding
Take the pipe and cut a 1" ring out
using the grinder and flapper disc shine it up
Step 2: Cut
Cut a single line into the ring, keep it in the vice as is.
move on to next step
Step 3: Bend It
using the other piece of the pipe, a hammer and a clamp bend the hinge to the shape of the pipe
Step 4: Welding Time
Tac Weld in the holes.
Step 5: Shine It Up
Using the flapper disc grind your tac welds away smooth.
Step 6: Add a Latch
Time to tac weld the latch onto the shackle the same way we did the hinge.
a ball and chain
give it to your ball and chain
whatever you'd like
and little pad locks and your set
Step 7: .....
The big pair I made years and years ago. They are not with us anymore.
Step 8: Make Something
I used three shackles to replace the little poles that keep my light shade on. To do this I had to weld little hooks on the opposite side of the shackle then the chain. Then connecting through shade. Turn on the lights and you have medieval shackle chandelier .