Gauge samplers are particularly useful for developing your own designs. They let you tweak ring sizes here and there to find that perfect fit. For the gauge samplers, I went from “just big enough to make a 1-1-1 chain” to “a little larger than Dragonscale.”
These images show the range of sizes included in the gauge sampler packs. Find the gauge you’re interested across the top, then read straight down to see which ring sizes (shaded in purple) are included in that sampler pack.
If you need truly large/thin rings (those un-shaded sizes near the bottom of the chart) then visit the Large Aspect Ratio page.
If you want the greyed-out sizes in the upper right of the chart, you’re out of luck. Those are too small! I’ll only wrap wire around a mandrel that’s at least twice as thick as the wire itself.
On the left: The double line after 32/64″ (1/2″) marks where my mandrel spacing switches from one mandrel every 64th of an inch to one mandrel every 32nd of an inch.
On the right: The double lines after 7mm and 16mm mark where my mandrel spacing switches from 0.25mm to 0.5mm, and then to 1mm.