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How to peen a rivet
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This looks great. I'd love to see some progress photos if you have them. :)
This looks great. I love all the progress photos! I need to make my first helm so I can start heavy fighting soon, I'm glad there's a good guide. :)
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I don't see why you couldn't hammer the rivets, but i suspect it would be a real pain to do it, especially when it's connected into other rings. compared to the ring and rivet the face of a hammer is relativley large and with other rings in there as well i think you'll have a hell of a time holding the ring in place and hammering just the rivet without hammering everything else as well.
ad far as i know you need to make your own. i remember seeing a website some years ago that was selling kits for making riveted maille, but as far as i can tell they have vanished from the face of the internet.
Hello, your work is amazing. Please can you tell me how to fit the 4 triangles in the helmet ? I'm trying to make a viking spangen helm. I made the frame and then I cut out one trinagle but I spend all the afternoon trying to make it fit in the helmet's frame, but in vain. I use a 2mm steel. I shaped it with my hamers, I tried to warm up with my forge to shape it easily but it just doesn't want fit as yours.
No, the notch allows you to NOT cut the first part of the coil, and instead cut the second coil. That way, you can create your own overlap when you cut the rings.
Also, is it possible to hammer a rivet instead of squeeze it?
So basically, the notch somehow causes the rings to overlap when they get flattened?
How does cutting a notch into the side cutters create an overlap in the rings? There's something about the physics of that that I missed.
Fantastic tutorial... if I ever have access to a work shop again, I'll be getting on this - man, I miss re-enactment!
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