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W. Schütz
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jun, 2006 4:56 am    Post subject: Hand-welding maille         Reply with quote

I am pondering the possibility of getting a rivited maille hauberk and then welding some of the rings shut, under the armpits and around the neck and shoulders. But its just an idea and i thought id run it by here, to see if anyone has any experience with anything similar..? Maby do it with some sort of butane hand-welder..
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jun, 2006 3:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

why?
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W. Schütz
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jun, 2006 5:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well as a test, if you can make links stronger by welding the rivets..but like stated its only an idea..how it will work it practice is an other subject...
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jun, 2006 5:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've seen SCA-type websites advertise mail with rings that are all welded shut. Apparently it's faster and easier to make than riveted mail, but stronger than butted.
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jun, 2006 8:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As test it might be interesting !? I would think that either riveted or welded would give better results than riveted AND welded ? The welding process might even weaken some links and if a link was well peened welding shouldn't make the ring any stronger unless one added a lump of extra steel over the rivet.

Also cost ! Doing both to each link would only be worth the time and money if the link ended up measurably stronger.

Oh, repairing a broken link with a weld instead of just rivetting in a new link. Confused Question

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jun, 2006 8:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

its a tad much i think

there is all welded shirts and coifs out there forsale, i think by master knut is his name. i've worn my riveted alt row shirt for almost 5 years now and no broken links. sca might be a tad different over usage but i dont play that game so i cant answer for them.
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jun, 2006 6:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Steve Sheldon experimented with forge-welded links and found that heating the rings and using tongs to apply the pressure worked far better than trying to forge-weld with a hammer.
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