Hey everyone! This project is quite a bit different than my other woodworking tutorials, but I am super excited about it and know there will be some of you out there who'll enjoy it too.
When I was about 14 years old, I was obsessed with swords, amor, knights, etc. and I really wanted to buy a chainmail vest I saw for sale at a fair, but despite bugging my parents for months to loan me the cash for such a thing, they never did. So instead, I taught myself to make chainmail, and over the course of the next year I gradually wove a chainmail vest from electric fence wire, rolled into coils and cut into rings.
That was a number of years ago, and while I still have the vest tucked away somewhere, I rarely get occasion to wear it in my adult life. However, my fascination with chainmail amor never truly went away, so I decided to make something that would be slightly more relevant in our modern world, behold, my chainmail neck tie!
It is made from aluminum rings, is very comfortable to wear and doesn't weigh more than a regular neck tie. A lot of people don't even realize it is made out of chainmail, so I don't even feel like that much of a nerd wearing it!
I posted some photos on social media, and got a ton of interest in this project, so I made a very detailed instructional video explaining exactly how you too can make your own chainmail tie.