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  • KoltonR2 commented on Ringer1633's instructable How to Make a Chainmail Glove9 months ago
    How to Make a Chainmail Glove

    there are probably other instructables on this but, while you can't buy the rings at the hardware store you can buy the stuff to make it there. I use electric fence wire to make my rings. find a metal rod that is the diameter you want the inside of you're rings to be and put it in the chuck of a power drill. next slip an end of the wire between two of the drills chuck teeth. going slowly and carefully you can wrap the wire around the metal rod and slide it off when you are done. You will have a coil that looks kinda like a compressed spring. You can use a large pair of heavy duty wire cutters to clip off the individual rings, or you can do what I do and get a cutoff wheel for a small rotary tool (air or electric) and just cut down the length of the coil that way. Hope this helped...

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    there are probably other instructables on this but, while you can't buy the rings at the hardware store you can buy the stuff to make it there. I use electric fence wire to make my rings. find a metal rod that is the diameter you want the inside of you're rings to be and put it in the chuck of a power drill. next slip an end of the wire between two of the drills chuck teeth. going slowly and carefully you can wrap the wire around the metal rod and slide it off when you are done. You will have a coil that looks kinda like a compressed spring. You can use a large pair of heavy duty wire cutters to clip off the individual rings, or you can do what I do and get a cutoff wheel for a small rotary tool (air or electric) and just cut down the length of the coil that way. Hope this helped answer your question

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