Chain mail armor has gone without a crafting recipe ever since its infamously impossible fire crafting recipe was removed. However, due to the semi-recent addition of iron nuggets, I believe chain mail should be crafted with the traditional armor recipes -- but using iron nuggets. This just makes sense, since chain mail armor is a thinner, weaker version of iron armor and iron nuggets are smaller versions of iron ingots -- the links in the armor! If you do this, however, you may want to nerf chain mail, as it would be easy to obtain for such quality protection.
EDIT: Alternating iron-nuggets/iron ingots would be well balanced and consistent with the new crafting recipe for chains. You should NOT be able to craft chain mail armor out of chains, because then it would be more expensive than iron armor, which is better.
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