How To Carve Big Anchor Chain: Step By Step

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.

cut out the shaded parts,

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

lay it sideways

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

Make staggered marks

Then start notching, it’s pretty simple.

start notching

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.

Finished Chain

The Finished Chain.

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