2. When looking at the inside of the scale with the two rings the one on the LEFT will ALWAYS be slid into the split ring with the outside of the scale facing you.
3. When looking at the inside of the scale with the two rings the one on the Right will ALWAYS be slid into the split ring with the inside of the scale facing you.
4. With both scales on the inside of all three scale should be facing you and the split rings should lay flat.
5. Expanding to the left, put two more split rings on a new scale and slide the bottom left scale from #4 into the split ring on the right side of the new scale.
6. Slide another scale onto the left side of the scale you added in #5 and remember that since this scale is going on the LEFT side you must slide it into the split ring with the outside of the scale facing you. Repeat #5 and #6 until you have the width you want.
7. Add two split rings to each of the "lower" scales. Note: the scales will not stay nice and neat as shown in the pictures at this point you will have to keep putting them back in order until the piece gets larger.
8. Add scales onto the new rings as shown. The thing to remember is always look at the scale you are adding the new one to. If adding to the RIGHT side then the INSIDE of the scale you are adding should face you, and when adding to the LEFT side the OUTSIDE of the scale you are adding should be facing you.
This is not the only or best way to do this and I am only trying to help others learn how to do this.