Yes, but the point of this mod is for you to make a cheap armor, it only takes 6 iron ingots to make a full set of chainmail armor with this mod, while it takes 24 iron ingots to make a full set of iron armor. By the way, chainmail armor is as strong as gold armor, which is stronger than leather armor, and weaker than iron.
I understand where you are coming from, DrawnToLife, but when you are starting out, complete iron armor is really hard to come by. This mod helps ease the transition to using better armor earlier.
Also some people just like the look of chainmail armor, in fact I got this idea from someone who wanted the chainmail without having to use invedit or another editing software. This mod makes getting chainmail realistic (as opposed to the glitched way of using fire blocks to get chainmail).
Thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragement. It keeps me rolling in my urge to modify the base code and keeps me entertained.
Really awesome stuff here -^^- I think this was needed, really. I rarely craft armor... considering leather's pretty weak, and iron/gold/diamond are way too expensive for me to craft, usually x_X I'll probably be wearing this quite a lot! Thanks for the effort, it's a lot more difficult than the stuff I've been working on xD
Ha, was intending on doing this with the next release of my tool repair mod. Well saves me time making a chainlink icon. Anyways I made an addon for toolrepair instead that lets people repair chianmail using your chainlinks in addition to using iron ingots.