Halloween Props 2016. Dungeon Chain

Intro: Halloween Props 2016. Dungeon Chain

Tools Required.
Water pipe insulation tube pre cut lengthwise to fit over pipe.
4" across 6' long - round insulation tubing ( foam not the rubber type).
Serrated knife to cut tube at 1/4-1/2" thickness.
Hot glue gun to seal the open links.

Step 1: Dungeon Chain

Cosplay/ Halloween/ Dungeon Chain. Simple quick and light weight. Weather proof, rust proof, and doesn't hurt if you drop it on your feet.

"Tools and supplies required"

2" to 4" water pipe insulation tube. Depends on the size of chain your looking to make.
Local hardware store around $10 for 1 tube 4" round x 6' long
A serrated knife as a hot wire cutter doesn't work to well.
A glue gun and glue sticks.
An empty box to put your cut pc's into prior to making your awesome chain.

Step 2: Dungeon Chain

This is the chain hanging and ready to add to my set up. All I need to do now is glue the open links.
Remember the thicker your links the shorter your chain will be.
Simple math. 1/4" thick link = 4"
1/2" thick link = 4"
You have 4x 1/4" links = 1' of chain but used 1" of tube.
You have 4x 1/2" link = 1' of chain but used 2" of tube.
The end result is thick chain short chain, thin links - long chain.

Step 3: Dungeon Chain

Pick your pc's of link up from the box they fell into and separate one ring/ link, they have a pre cut joint, gently separate the link. Now add two more links unseperated to the open link, one for each end of the open link. Repeat this step until you get the desired length of chain you need. You are building you chain now ?
Now all you have to do is hot glue every other open link together to complete your chain.

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    craftycraft

    1 year ago

    Great tutorial! I also made this 3 years ago with about the same supplies. I used a low temp glue to seal the edges, but same principal as you noted here. Just a word on storing it after, mine disintegrated after being stored for 2 years. I was lacking shed space, so it was stored in a shaded area of my property inside containers, so protected from rain, but not heat and cold. It was a very cheap project, but time consuming, so not something I'd want to re-do every year!

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    w.bartlett

    1 year ago

    Just an FYI put a dab of hot glue on a pic of card board or plate and dab the end of chain in to it to pick up a bit and press the chain together. If you directly put hot glue on the link it will melt it.

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    Ysabeau

    1 year ago

    I voted. It is a so simple and brilliant instructables.

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    w.bartlettYsabeau

    Reply 1 year ago

    I love supporting our local season shops but when all else fails I make a trip to the local hardware store and make my own props. Thanks.