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A very interesting mod in the new FTB modpack is Tinker's Construct. I really enjoy the way to combine metals into an alloy and build tools with patterns. This video describes how to get started with all building blocks and how to craft a pickaxe from it. The next step in TC is to combine different materials to make a good tool and of course upgrade it. As said in the video; a good subject for another video :)

Update: I have made another video about this mod, about how to automate smelting: There is also a movie about different pickaxe designs: Liquids can be put into tanks to make it easier:

There is quite a number of different blocks to build, but luckily the recipes are easy and cheap. Basically only Sand, Gravel, Clay and Wood to get started. In this video I used: 7x Blank Patterns 1x Stencil Table 1x Part Crafter 1x Pattern Chest (optional but recommended) 1x Tool Station

And to the smeltery: 1x Smeltery Controller 1x Seared Glass 1x Smeltery Drain 1x Seared Tank 1x Seared Faucet 1x Casting Table 18x Seared Bricks

That should require 108 Seared Bricks and 6 Glass. This is 54 each of Sand, Gravel and Clay to make the Grout to smelt.

Normally you get the new books automatically when crafting the "trigger items". But I had done it before so I didn't get them in the video. Had to do it again because I had a recording issue the first time ;)

Update: The Ingot Cast has to be created at the Casting Table in the same way as the other casts. This was updated in the mod short after releasing the video.


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