So an update on the chain bowl. The closest one (bottom right) was my first one that I thought I was doing correctly. I successfully forged welded the whole thing together and IMO it came out great yet that was not what was ordered. So I stepped it down a notch as the ordered one clearly has links visible. The middle one was my second attempt. But still needed more. So the third one is much closer to the bowl as per ordered from rorymay.com. I think it was a good reflection of how much I have grown as I approach forging and the material much differently now than I did 8 years ago when I made the bowl that I needed to reproduce. So the challenge now was to go back to an earlier way of what I was doing then and replicate it now for the desired effect. And if you are still reading this then you are truly awesome and I appreciate it! lol #blacksmith #schooled #longestpostever

Dirty Smith