The TabScales are all 5th Gen weaves made to counter the “flatness rigidity” of Banded TabMail and Flat TabMail Reinforced. It allows for a lot more bendability although it’s much weaker. I use this mostly for joints since my arms and legs need more inward bend than outward. This uses 16 ga 1/4 AR 4.2 Bright Aluminum Rings I purchase mine from TheRingLord, but as long as they are 1/4 and 14-18 ga any ring should work fine. I chose Bright Aluminum to match properly with the aluminum can tabs.
- Difficulty: 2/5 – The only real difficulty is mixing up this and TabScale especially if you do them soon after another. You can often do a whole row and end up with something closer to TabScale Inverse.
- Flexibility: 4/5 – It bends inward, but not outward
- Tabs per sq. ft: ~400
- Rings per sq. ft: ~650
1. Lay the tabs out with the first row on top of the second placing them halfway between each tab.
2. You then put a tab through the top of the 1st tab and the middle of 2nd tab.
3. Then continue out for whatever width you want.
4. Simply keep up the same process for height.
5. I lengthened this because working with narrow weaves of this is difficult. Typically I start wide and make a pyramid shape going in each row and leaving the edges for after. (Again this is for speed and feel while building)
6. Then it’s simply going up as you wish, connecting 2 swatches is easy enough as long as the 2 sides are alternating at the edges.