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aelwero 09-03-2010 11:41 PM

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

pakman55 09-03-2010 11:42 PM

Thats roughly how they made chainmail armor back in the day. Looks great!!! :appl:

Boosta 09-03-2010 11:58 PM

Nice Craftsmanship

BKK 09-04-2010 12:05 AM

holy crap - bunch of work...nice job though - looks good! Does it rattle around much - sound like a bunch of change in your pocket?

TerrorJ2001 09-04-2010 12:24 AM

That is serious.... dang... what was the cost? And how bad did your hands/fingers hurt afterwords? I hope cold beer soothes the pain

darin.1701 09-04-2010 12:21 PM

very nice. adds a great look

blkrubi88 09-04-2010 12:52 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!

castorj29 09-04-2010 01:21 PM

Could you make me a tee shirt out of that wire........size really....that looks great! You must be bored or have lots of patience. Good job my friend

jayc 09-04-2010 01:51 PM

You have A LOT of time on your hands!!! It really looks good tho, pretty inventive.

aelwero 09-04-2010 04:27 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.

corima 09-04-2010 10:39 PM

Ok, now that is really cool. Where can I get one!

strider_mt2k 01-06-2012 07:26 PM

There's Metalcrafters, and then there are METAL CRAFTERS.

Originality bonus, WOW!

ealive 01-06-2012 08:06 PM

very unique

mjf232 01-06-2012 10:25 PM

Well done and nice creativity too!

sunnykk 01-06-2012 10:37 PM

Looks like a lot of work. Nicely done though.

71K5 01-06-2012 11:25 PM

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?

44Blues 01-07-2012 08:13 AM

Nice work! Great idea and execution.

DarthJeep 01-07-2012 08:31 AM

Wow great work, love the look. Now that is a cheap and creative mod. :cool:

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