It is currently Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:02 am


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Question about order of operations...
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:30 pm 
Recruit
Recruit

Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:01 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Layton, UT
Started Fighting: 01 May 2010
Realm: Ered Duath
Unit: The Forsaken
Favorite Fighting Styles: Polearm
Hi, I'm making my first piece of armor, and of course I'm doing something ridiculously tedious: a lamellar chestpiece. So I've spent hours looking up various opinions and tutorials on how to go about leatherwork. I've found many disciplines pertaining to how to shape, harden, dye, paint, tool, fasten, weather-protect, etc... but for what I'm doing I need specific advice because I've lost myself in the details...

I'd like to be able to do the following, but I'm not sure in what order or if possible in conjunction:

- tool each lame (simply)
- paint/dye each lame with 2 colors
- shape the overall rig to my body after everything is laced (assuming I designed the thing to my body's dimensions during consctruction)
- protect paint/dye against rain/sweat

I've read up on waxing process, but not sure if I can do that after I've colored it. Any suggestions on how to do all those things I want or if it's just a pipe dream?

p.s. my leather is already hard-ish (12-14oz saddle-skirting lthr)

Thanks,
Serge


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: Question about order of operations...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:08 am 
Warning: Knows Math
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:24 pm
Posts: 4792
Location: near Newark, NJ
Started Fighting: 17 Jun 2007
Realm: Goldenvale+East Kingdom
Unit: Omega Company
Favorite Fighting Styles: No gimmicks.
For thick pieces like that, at the typical sizes of lamellar plates, you won't need hardening, really. If I were you, I'd do the tooling, then the dying, then the sealing, then the lacing. Laced up, the armour will naturally conform to your body to the necessary degree; that's one of the primary benefits of lamellar harnesses.

Good luck! Post pictures when you finish.


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: Question about order of operations...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:01 pm 
Recruit
Recruit

Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:01 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Layton, UT
Started Fighting: 01 May 2010
Realm: Ered Duath
Unit: The Forsaken
Favorite Fighting Styles: Polearm
Thanks for the response. :) For the sealant process, should I use something purchased, or try wax-dipping? Sorry if I'm getting redundant...


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: Question about order of operations...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:22 pm 
Warning: Knows Math
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:24 pm
Posts: 4792
Location: near Newark, NJ
Started Fighting: 17 Jun 2007
Realm: Goldenvale+East Kingdom
Unit: Omega Company
Favorite Fighting Styles: No gimmicks.
I'd just use a product like http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-u ... 1-137.aspx or your favorite leather finish.


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: Question about order of operations...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:56 pm 
Recruit
Recruit

Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:01 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Layton, UT
Started Fighting: 01 May 2010
Realm: Ered Duath
Unit: The Forsaken
Favorite Fighting Styles: Polearm
Thanks for the help so far. Another question... What's the best lacing to use for thick-leathered lamellar? I'd like to be able to use either black or red to offset the colors I'm dyeing with, so I'd like the lacing to be thick enough to be noticeable, yet strong enough to withstand the pressures from fighting without fraying or stretching too badly.


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: Question about order of operations...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:28 pm 
Warning: Knows Math
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:24 pm
Posts: 4792
Location: near Newark, NJ
Started Fighting: 17 Jun 2007
Realm: Goldenvale+East Kingdom
Unit: Omega Company
Favorite Fighting Styles: No gimmicks.
Leather lace or paracord should do it.


Top
 OfflineProfile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
GuildWarsAlliance Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net. Modified by