Crafting spot

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Crafting spot

Crafting spot

A place for crafting simple items like knives or bows. Production here is slow because of the lack of tools.

Base Stats



1 ˣ 1
Terrain Affordance
Tool cabinet
Work Speed Factor


Work To Make
ticks (0 secs)

A crafting spot is a 1 x 1 area marked on the ground where a crafter can produce certain neolithic items. Crafting at a crafting spot is 50% slower than elsewhere.


Crafting spots do not require a colonist to construct or deconstruct, nor is there a cost, build time, or skill requirements for placing them. Instead, they are simply selected from the menu and placed directly by the player.


The following items can be crafted at the crafting spot. Note that the crafting spot has a Work Speed Factor of 0.5, meaning that all bills will take 2x as long as at most other work stations.

  • Name Materials Work to Make Type
    Club Club Stuff 40 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) 002,400 ticks (40 secs) Equipment - Weapons
    Greatbow Greatbow Wood 60 018,000 ticks (5 mins) Equipment - Weapons
    Knife Knife Stuff 30 (Metallic) 003,600 ticks (1 min) Equipment - Weapons
    Recurve bow Recurve bow Wood 40 010,000 ticks (2.78 mins) Equipment - Weapons
    Short bow Short bow Wood 30 004,800 ticks (1.33 mins) Equipment - Weapons
    Smokeleaf joint Smokeleaf joint Smokeleaf leaves 4 000,900 ticks (15 secs) Drug - Social drug
    Tribal headdress Tribal headdress Stuff 50 (Fabric) 012,000 ticks (3.33 mins) Gear - Clothing
    Tribalwear Tribalwear Stuff 60 (Leathery/Fabric) 003,600 ticks (1 min) Gear - Clothing
    Veil Veil Stuff 20 (Fabric) 002,800 ticks (46.67 secs) Gear - Armor
    War mask War mask Stuff 25 (Woody) 006,000 ticks (1.67 mins) Gear - Armor
    Kid tribalwear Kid tribalwear Content added by the Biotech DLC Stuff 30 (Leathery/Fabric) 002,800 ticks (46.67 secs) Gear - Clothing
  • Note that the War mask and Tribal headdress can only be crafted by Tribal colonies.

    A tool cabinet can be placed nearby to increase the work speed at the crafting spot.

    Smash mechanoid

    In addition to being used to craft the items mentioned above, the crafting spot can also be used to smash mechanoids. This allows tribals to break down mechanoid corpses without a machining table, albeit at a slower rate.

    The "smash mechanoid" bill is fulfilled when a colonist brings a mechanoid corpse here to be converted into usable materials. This requires will 450 ticks (7.5 secs) of work, modified by the Mechanoid Shredding Speed of the pawn doing the smashing, and produces some steel, plasteel and components depending on the specific type of mechanoid smashed and the Mechanoid Shredding Efficiency of the smasher.


    While vital in some circumstances, any long-term colony should quickly replace crafting spots with dedicated work stations of the relevant types. While tool cabinets are effective on crafting spots, it is far more effective to dedicate those resources instead to creating those dedicated stations, however should they already be available and expedient crafting locations necessary, then there is no reason not to place them in range of the cabinets.