My wife Jenny’s birthday is coming up and in secret I plan to build her present. She’s really into making chain mail (which is a redundant term, but no need to skew super-nerdy here).

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I wanted to buy her a “loom” she could use to weave the mail much faster, but everything I’ve found online seems like people only build them themselves. No big deal, I think I have an idea for a design that will work, and I’m gathering my supplies now (and reuses/repurpose as much of the raw materials from around the house as possible).

The main piece was acquiring different gauges of steel dowels. They’ll serve a dual purpose of being the tool she uses to weave the links, and also they can be used with a jeweler’s saw or flush cut pliers to create new rings (by winding wire around the dowels and cutting through them).

Her birthday is the 14th of September, so I should have enough time to build it. Finding time to build it in secret where she won’t find out what I’m up to… that’s another matter…

 

Thursday 8/27/15

Sun: Virgo

Moon: Aquarius

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