Here’s a rough step by step for carving a big anchor chain. It can also be tried on a smaller piece of wood.

End view of your log, cut out the shaded parts, you’ll be left with an X. 1

Then lay it sideways, it should look something like this. 2

Make staggered marks like here, by then you’ll start to see it.


Then start notching, it’s pretty simple. 4

To add the anchor (or anything) clamp one side of the end link to something, and smack the other side with a sledge hammer. It will snap off rather jagged, but will actually glue back together nicely. The Finished Chain. finishchain