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Old 09-03-2010, 11:41 PM   #1
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grill insert

started out with some wire


wound it into a coil


cut the coils into rings


ring tools


the beginnin


knitting in strips


strips make a panel


panel done and in it's new home



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Old 09-03-2010, 11:42 PM   #2
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Thats roughly how they made chainmail armor back in the day. Looks great!!!

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Old 09-03-2010, 11:58 PM   #3
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Nice Craftsmanship
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:05 AM   #4
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holy crap - bunch of work...nice job though - looks good! Does it rattle around much - sound like a bunch of change in your pocket?
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:24 AM   #5
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That is serious.... dang... what was the cost? And how bad did your hands/fingers hurt afterwords? I hope cold beer soothes the pain
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:21 PM   #6
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very nice. adds a great look
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:52 PM   #7
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Looks good, great craftsmanship!
I wouldn't have the patience to make all those rings, that why I just used gutter guard, it only cost about 3 bucks and took about 20 minutes!



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Old 09-04-2010, 01:21 PM   #8
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Could you make me a tee shirt out of that wire........size XL.........no really....that looks great! You must be bored or have lots of patience. Good job my friend
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You have A LOT of time on your hands!!! It really looks good tho, pretty inventive.
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LOL, material cost was probably a few dollars, but there's no way to tell for sure a 13lb spool is $60, and 13lbs of aluminum will probably make 30-40 pieces that size in that aspect (it's a really "open" weave, didn't want it to cut off air flow completely, but I can weave in sheets that look almost solid, but it takes a lot more wire to do)

the outer edge is framed in galvanized steel tension wire, so it's pretty taut, and doesn't rattle at all despite the fact that I only secured it at the 4 corners with command adhesive hooks and double sided emblem tape. I was planning on bending up and welding a frame to fit the back of the grill but turns out I didn't need to.

total time spent was about 6 hours, but I've been making chainmail for a few years and I'm pretty quick at it, and most of it was done while watching TV anyway

first time knitting in a while, so hands got a little tore up... blistered up a finger cutting rings.
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:39 PM   #11
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Ok, now that is really cool. Where can I get one!
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There's Metalcrafters, and then there are METAL CRAFTERS.

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very unique
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Well done and nice creativity too!
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Looks like a lot of work. Nicely done though.
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Make one large enough for your windshield. Put it on when your winching.
Little extra "slow-down" for that winch hook, should it come at you at 150mph some day. Roll it up and put it in
a PVC tube. Easy to carry.
What do you think?
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Nice work! Great idea and execution.
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Wow great work, love the look. Now that is a cheap and creative mod.

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