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Making Chainmail

Recently the children had the opportunity to be introduced to the art of making chainmail. They were so taken with this they have set up their own chainmail production line. First Carpenter manufactured a ‘gizmo’, using a piece of metal the thickness they wanted for their links.

Tie wire is wound around the ‘gizmo’ about thirty times and then cut. (Gloves recommended for this part)

Then every fifth link is opened with pliers and links are joined together.

The ‘bug’ caught every child and the shed became a regular factory.

It is time consuming work but rewarding.

An afternoon’s work produces this string for Einstein,

and this for Carpenter.

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