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SCALES the fast way
#1
working on a 4Th century locking scale project,( the original scales are found in the Basilica in TRIER and measure 25 mm/ 32 mm )
I will share my way of making scale with you guys

first I ordered pre cut brass plate of 0.5 mm thickness in bands of 25 mm

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here my set up to cut the bands to length, square and with a stop for the same length every time

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Luc




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#2
All cut to length , 1500 scales

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This is my jig with the right rounding for the scales

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30 scales ready to grind with a disc or belt grinder

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Luc
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#3
Finished grinding and smoothed with a second cut file

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This is my drilling jig

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Ready to drill

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Luc
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#4
drilled

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scales finished

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#5
WOW!!! That is SWEET!!! laudes!
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Front view

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back view

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that's it for the moment, first complete the shirt

Cheers

Luc
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#7
Brilliant, Luc !

I was about to start making my own lamellar shirt as well.

The plates I already have but I need to make holes. I was going to use a handheld hole punch but your way is much quicker. My shirt will have about 950 plates.

But looking at your last photo, Luc, the shirt looks very uncomfortable to wear so I'm wondering what to wear for protection against the staples - maybe a leather jerkin ? A padded subarmalis ?

Thanks for posting.

Laudes from me as well. Big Grin


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#8
Brilliant, Luc, laudes Confusedhock: !!
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#9
Brilliant- and laudes. One for Daniayal or Deepeeka to put into mass production so that we can all wear lots of squamata bling?
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#10
The next fastest method to machine stamping!

Nice work Luc! Big Grin
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#11
Very good, Luc! Thanks for describing this - laudes!
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#12
Well done Luc, a laudes from me as well.

As to the locking scale, that's very stiff to wear is it not?
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Confusedhock: Wow!
I want one, mummy! Cry
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#14
And a laud from me.

Looks like all that would have to be done to make the older, non-interlocking type of squamata would be to move the side holes up so they are underneath the overlapping scale above. Not having a machine around here to stamp out whole plates, and not being likely to get one any time soon, this is an excellent way to accomplish the task.

How did you compute how many scales you'd need?
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#15
Lavdes from me, simple engineering brillant Big Grin D
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