2 in 2 Orbital Unit Chain Tutorial

Suggested Aspect Ratio: 8.0


2 in 2 Orbital Unit Chain is very much like a 2 in 2 chain, but it has orbit rings that keep it more rigid. The ideal AR for this weave is an AR of 8. For example, you could use 14AWG 1/2 in ID rings.

Step 1: Start by putting two rings stacked on top of each other.

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Step 2: Place an orbit ring over, but not through, the two rings. Then lock it in place by putting two rings (blue) through the original two rings (red).

Free computer generated 2 in 2 Orbital Unit Chain tutorial on thechainmail101.com Free computer generated 2 in 2 Orbital Unit Chain tutorial on thechainmail101.com

Step 3: Add two more rings (blue) to one of the two rings just added (red).

Free computer generated 2 in 2 Orbital Unit Chain tutorial on thechainmail101.com

Step 4: Continue by adding aorbital ring(blue) over the rings just added.

Free computer generated 2 in 2 Orbital Unit Chain tutorial on thechainmail101.com

Step 5: Add a ring (blue) locking the orbital ring in place, and also connecting to the first double set of rings (red).

Free computer generated 2 in 2 Orbital Unit Chain tutorial on thechainmail101.com

Step 6: Add another set of two rings to the top right of the piece

Free computer generated 2 in 2 Orbital Unit Chain tutorial on thechainmail101.com

Step 7: Put an orbital ring over the ring just added like before, and then add one ring locking it in place while attached to the the previous double rings, and another locking the previous orbital ring in place, while also attached to the current double rings. It should be very symmetrical looking.

Free computer generated 2 in 2 Orbital Unit Chain tutorial on thechainmail101.com Free computer generated 2 in 2 Orbital Unit Chain tutorial on thechainmail101.com

Step 8: Repeat steps 6-7 to add on. The result should look like this

Free computer generated 2 in 2 Orbital Unit Chain tutorial on thechainmail101.com

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