Mods / Early Chiseling

Category: #Crafting #Other #Utility
Author: XurxoMF
Side: Both
Created: Sep 11th 2023 at 3:43 PM
Last modified: Nov 11th 2023 at 4:52 PM
Downloads: 3797
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Latest file for Various v1.19.x: 1-click install

Early Chiseling is a very simple mod that adds a wooden hammer and a flint chisel with which you can chisel before reaching the copper age or higher.

With those two you can only chisel but not craft anything or break chunks to get nuggets!

The idea is of FinkThinker with Wooden Mallet and Lich with Flint Chisel - Stone Age Microblocks! - VS 1.16+ but this time both items are in the same mod, they are a bit more balanced and it comes with language support!

Available languages:

  • English | en
  • Spanish | es-es

If you translate the mod to another language just send me the .json and language key to add it ^^

Item Stats:

  • Wooden Hammer
    • Tier: 1
    • Durability: 50
    • Atack power: 1
  • Flint Chisel
    • Durability: 100

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v1.0.1 2876 Nov 11th 2023 at 4:52 PM Show Install now
v1.0.0 921 Sep 11th 2023 at 3:53 PM Show Install now

10 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 Guimoute, 4 days ago

I've changed my local version of the mod so that it yields only 1 chisel with twice the durability. It's what happened to knapped knive blades in vanilla too. Sure, it doesn't feel as neat while knapping because you visually feel like you waste flint, but it's just neater to produce a single item.

💬 XurxoMFAuthor, Apr 20th at 8:12 AM

Not a bad idea, I'll change it once I've some free time ^^

💬 Malfeas, Apr 19th at 9:21 PM

Have you thought about renaming the wooden hammer to mallet?

💬 XurxoMFAuthor, Oct 29th 2023 at 4:39 PM

Thx to you for the great idea 😍

And if you want to continue with the developement of your mod you can use this code as it was your idea


💬 Lich, Oct 27th 2023 at 3:32 AM

thanks for continuing this :)


💬 XurxoMFAuthor, Sep 20th 2023 at 9:57 PM

I could add an obsidian chisel, but it's what Sachmo and you said, obsidian it's very sharp, and for tools like spears, knifes or arrows it was a very good choice, but it's like cristal as you've said, it breaks when hitting something solid so... if you want I can make it, but it'll have less durability that the flint one to keep it a bit realistic ^^ (and obsidian it's hard to find but flint's appears everywhere)


💬 Sachmo, Sep 20th 2023 at 9:43 PM

Fun fact: the people of Rapa Nui, AKA "Easter Island", used basalt chisels to sculpt the famous Moai heads. It was possible to use basalt tools because they were sculpting tuff, which is a very soft rock composed of compressed volcanic ash. They had access to obsidian, but obsidian would just shatter against the tuff, so they didn't really use it for stone carving tools :)

💬 CaramelGuy, Sep 20th 2023 at 8:55 PM

That's fair. I like it as is, then. Perhaps maybe as a recipe for obsidian chisels would make sense. Obsidian is pretty sharp and glass like though, so I doubt it could realistically work as a chisel except for like, only wood/weak materials. Which I imagine is outside of the scope of this mod.

💬 XurxoMFAuthor, Sep 17th 2023 at 8:10 AM

It's possible but I did it this way to balance it.

100 durability x 3 = 300 durability. A copper chissel has 600 durability and you need to find copper, mine it, melt it and then smith the chisel. With the flint ones you just pick a flint off the ground and punch it a few times so, to make the process of copper processing(and other metals too) have its advantages I decided to reduce the total durability of this ones.

Another option could be 70 durability each and 3 chisels for each flint, but you'll need 3 slots to store those chisels instead of 2.


💬 CaramelGuy, Sep 17th 2023 at 7:38 AM

Neat mod, but why not invert the chisel recipe to be able to make 3 chisels at once? Seems possible.

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