Thus we come to some new 7th Generation weaves – with this ChainTab Sheet, much like Captured ChainTab it blends ChainTab and TabMail. However this is purely just connecting chains. This uses 16 ga 5/16 AR 4.2 Bright Aluminum Rings I purchase mine from TheRingLord. I chose Bright Aluminum to match properly with the aluminum can tabs. Note that this style lends itself to some choices for ‘customization’
- Difficulty: 2/5 –Fairly easy.
- Flexibility: 3/5 – It’s nicely flexible.
- Tabs per sq. ft: ~1200
- 5/16 Rings per sq. ft: ~300
1. Start off with some 4-ChainTab as long as you want the swatch. Here you could alter by having 2-4-2 chain.
2. Connect the bottom half of 2 chains – here you could potentially alter to have them face opposing directions.
3. Connect the second half.
4. Continue down the chain.
5. And following 2-4 is the same process for adding horizontally.
Now if you want you can further alter this for the Layer Variant. This makes it so you don’t have a gap, but also turns this into a thick feeling weave (11/16ths)
- Difficulty: 4/5 –Tricky to get together.
- Flexibility: 2/5 – Makes it very rigid, but can still bend.
- Tabs per sq. ft: ~1400
- 5/16 Rings per sq. ft: ~550
1. Put a ring through one of the side-facing tabs, and connect 2 rings back to back. You will however likely want to get a ring ready in the next tabset. (The first one is kinda ‘movey’
2. Add the two tabs back to back through the open ring.
3. Then connect up the bottom halves.
4. Go down the line.
5. And repeat for the other tabs sticking out.