Sandstone blocks

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Sandstone blocks

Sandstone blocks

Blocks of solid sandstone. Sandstone is a relatively soft rock and chips easily.

Base Stats

Type
MaterialStone
Stuff Category
Stony
Market Value
0.9 Silver
Stack Limit
75
Mass
1 kg
Beauty
-12
Rotatable
False
Path Cost
15

Building

Terrain Affordance
Heavy

Stat Modifiers

Beauty Factor
×1.1
Beauty Offset
+0
Work To Make Factor
×1.1
Work To Build Factor
×5
Work To Build Offset
+140 ticks (2.33 secs)
Max Hit Points
×1.4
Flammability
×0
Melee Blunt Damage
×1.0
Melee Sharp Damage
×0.5
Melee Cooldown
×1.3
Door Opening Speed
×0.45
Rest Effectiveness
×0.9

Creation

Crafted At
Stonecutter's table
Work To Make
1,600 ticks (26.67 secs)
Resources to make
Rock chunk 1
Product Amount
Sandstone blocks 20
Technical
defName
BlocksSandstone
color
(126,104,94)
Stuff Adjective
sandstone


Sandstone is the quickest stone type to work with, making it well suited for stone constructions that need to be built quickly. It also has the highest market value per unit of work so is the best stone type for crafting items for sale in bulk.

Acquisition

Sandstone blocks are cut from sandstone chunks at a Stonecutter's table. It takes 1,600 ticks (26.67 secs) of work to cut a single chunk into 20 blocks.

Analysis

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Production strategy

This section is transcluded from Stonecutting maximization.

Stonecutting speed is controlled by the cutting pawn's General Labor Speed stat, which is determined by a pawn's stats and capacities rather than any skills. Thus, maximization is based on improving that stat and removing process inefficiencies rather than grinding for experience.

General Labor Speed

General labor speed is affected by manipulation, sight and global work speed.

Sight decreases general labor speed at values below 100%, but offers no benefit above 100%.

Manipulation can be improved with bionic or archotech arms, or with drugs that improve Manipulation or Consciousness (as it directly affects Manipulation) such as Go-juice or Wake-up.

Global work speed is only improved by certain traits, such as Industrious or Neurotic, a Leader's Work DriveContent added by the Ideology DLC, and the drug Wake-up, which stacks with the drug's manipulation improvement.

Care should be taken to avoid assigning stonecutting to pawns with damaged vision or manipulation or with traits such as Lazy unless they are otherwise unoccupied.

General Labor Speed is also increased by +50% Production specialists, as well as those under the Production specialist's Production Command.Content added by the Ideology DLC While being a specialist locks out many other work types and the quality increase is of no use for stonecutting, it can be useful to give to a dedicated stonecutter, to crafter pawns that will benefit and are temporarily seconded to stonecutting, or only temporarily to build up a stockpile of bricks before abandoning the role. A separate pawn as production specialist using the command and staying nearby will also improve rates and can be used independently or stack with the improvement from the cutter being a specialist.

Additionally, like many other production tasks, lack of light or excessive temperatures will negatively affect rates, and up to two tool cabinets will improve rates.  

Process efficiency

Using shelves placed directly adjacent to the crafting position will remove travel time to pick up new chunks for cutting, as described on that page, so long as:

  1. Sufficient haulers are present to bring chunks to them.
  2. The bill is set to drop the blocks on the ground.

If there are insufficient haulers, removing the shelves and instead positioning the cutting table next to the chunk stockpile is ideal.

Placing an armchair or other chair will not improve production rates, but will ensure that the pawn remains comfortable and happy while cutting. It's worth mentioning, with the Ideology DLC installed, slavesContent added by the Ideology DLC are ideal as stone cutters as the task doesn't raise any of the pawns skills. The -15% work speed from slaves is offset by a lack of need for recreation and adding a circadian half-cyclerContent added by the Royalty DLC further increases efficiency by removing the need for sleep at the cost of -15% consciousness.

Version history

0.7.581 - Added, previously there was only generic "stone".