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    Default Chain calculation

    Any one have a formula for calculating the amount of jump rings needed for a certain length of chain

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    No Bob, it will vary with the size of links and the style of chain. I have made lots of chains and the way forward is to make five or ten centimetres, if necessary from copper, and work it out from there. Dennis.

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    Would imagine multiply the largest inner diameter of the link into the length you need would get you close ish ?

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    Thanks Dennis josef1 the chain will be made from brass (10 x 8 x 2mm)and then chrome plated, so yes I will just make a short length and work it out from there I need about 700mm (350 x 2 )
    I have made lots of chain by the guess it method, it will end up curb chain, would it be best to twist it in shorter lengths and join it.

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    I haven't twisted chain Bob, but I know from twisting wires and watching others, that there is a problem getting it even throughout.
    I agree that I would go for short pieces, maybe no longer than 10 cm and then hope that the joining links will obediently follow suit, or have to be twisted first.
    I imagine you have already looked here: https://www.google.com/search?client...ing+curb+chain
    I only just found it and won't be looking tonight. Dennis.

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    Yes same here I have not twisted chain, I have watched the videos the likes of Scaffoal make it look really simple but then they have most likely done hundreds of times, looks like I am about to learn
    it will end up as a sporran chain, many of the commercially available ones just don't cut it, I used to have one but it seems to have gone to that mysterious place where all lost things go,(probably a good thing, long time since I last used it most likely
    needs to be extended these days)

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    Brass is on it's way I will let you all know how it goes

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