|01-07-2012 09:31 AM|
|DarthJeep||Wow great work, love the look. Now that is a cheap and creative mod.|
|01-07-2012 09:13 AM|
|44Blues||Nice work! Great idea and execution.|
|01-07-2012 12:25 AM|
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?
|01-06-2012 11:37 PM|
|sunnykk||Looks like a lot of work. Nicely done though.|
|01-06-2012 11:25 PM|
|mjf232||Well done and nice creativity too!|
|01-06-2012 09:06 PM|
|01-06-2012 08:26 PM|
There's Metalcrafters, and then there are METAL CRAFTERS.
Originality bonus, WOW!
|09-04-2010 11:39 PM|
|corima||Ok, now that is really cool. Where can I get one!|
|09-04-2010 05:27 PM|
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.
|09-04-2010 02:51 PM|
|jayc||You have A LOT of time on your hands!!! It really looks good tho, pretty inventive.|
|09-04-2010 02:21 PM|
|castorj29||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|
|09-04-2010 01:52 PM|
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!
|09-04-2010 01:21 PM|
|darin.1701||very nice. adds a great look|
|09-04-2010 01:24 AM|
|TerrorJ2001||That is serious.... dang... what was the cost? And how bad did your hands/fingers hurt afterwords? I hope cold beer soothes the pain|
|09-04-2010 01:05 AM|
|BKK||holy crap - bunch of work...nice job though - looks good! Does it rattle around much - sound like a bunch of change in your pocket?|
|09-04-2010 12:58 AM|
|09-04-2010 12:42 AM|
|pakman55||Thats roughly how they made chainmail armor back in the day. Looks great!!!|
|09-04-2010 12:41 AM|
started out with some wire
wound it into a coil
cut the coils into rings
knitting in strips
strips make a panel
panel done and in it's new home