Mods / Workbench expansion

Category: #Crafting #QoL
Author: Rhonen
Side: Both
Created: Mar 13th 2021 at 4:41 PM
Last modified: Dec 8th 2023 at 8:41 AM
Downloads: 48368
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Latest file for Various v1.19.x: 1-click install

Adds a 2block size workbench. can be crafted in inventory, see handbook for recipe.Players Handbook with own Description-Page.
Works in Singleplayer, also on Online-Server.

Can copy chisseled blocks, also adds a scaffols recipe;


if you have question, bug reports, please use the forum

So i get notificated then.

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.8.0 3547 Dec 8th 2023 at 8:41 AM Show Install now
v1.7.0 10284 Aug 11th 2023 at 3:06 PM Show Install now
v1.6.3 5573 May 22nd 2023 at 4:31 PM Show Install now
v1.6.2 2264 May 8th 2023 at 7:35 PM Show Install now
v1.6.1 2464 Apr 23rd 2023 at 8:06 AM Show Install now
v1.6.0 1354 Apr 6th 2023 at 11:29 AM Show Install now
v1.6.0-pre.1 998 Mar 5th 2023 at 10:10 AM Show Install now
v1.5.1 8384 Sep 8th 2022 at 5:13 PM Show Install now
v1.5.0 817 Sep 5th 2022 at 3:11 PM Show Install now
v1.4.1 8640 Jan 12th 2022 at 4:58 PM Show Install now
v1.3.2 655 Dec 4th 2021 at 6:33 PM Show Install now
v1.3.0 1821 Jul 7th 2021 at 3:44 PM Show Install now
v1.2.8 1171 Mar 13th 2021 at 4:42 PM Show Install now

37 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 RhonenAuthor, 3 days ago

Hmm wondering.
Will investigate it. Thanks for reporting Equalcolor

Update: Can not confirm your reportet problem.
after normale braking the workbench, all items are dropped (survival mode and creative mode)

💬 Equalcolor, 3 days ago

on the workbench if it get broken down in anyway i.e. trying to move it. It will force delete any items put into it. i.e. chisel, materials and such and wont be like the chests where it will drop all its contents.

💬 RhonenAuthor, Jan 19th at 6:43 AM

Latest version still running on 1.19.0 release

💬 iodide, Dec 3rd 2023 at 6:42 PM

Can anyone confirm if this works using v.1.19pre?

💬 justOmi, Nov 12th 2023 at 10:44 AM

After breaking the workbench, the blocks do not fall out

💬 MacAttack, Jul 11th 2023 at 9:25 PM

Is it maybe possible to get another "Scaffolding" that works horizontaly? basicly the same as the normal scaffols, but you can chain them together horizontally and they all break when the chain is broken. Maybe something like a balancing beam?

💬 RhonenAuthor, May 11th 2023 at 5:16 AM


Such troll-posts are useless.

💬 Zwergenkrone, May 9th 2023 at 12:47 PM

ohhh come on... why did you fix the multi material bug.... that was the best thing on this mod -.-

💬 RhonenAuthor, May 5th 2023 at 11:08 AM

Please use forum when find bugs, having problems or questions to the mod. thanks.

💬 IAmJade, Apr 24th 2023 at 4:35 PM

Could the scaffolding part of this mod be separated into its own mod? I know there is another separate scaffold mod, but it hasn't been updated for some time. Anyway, the request to break the scaffolding out is because we use QP Chisel tools for chiseled block duplication and I'm concerned about recipe conflict around chiseling.

Also, is the scaffolding something that can be torn down by breaking the bottom scaffold block?

💬 RhonenAuthor, Feb 25th 2023 at 2:21 PM
  • it's not possible to copy any planks materials.

with the mod-version for 1.18 i found a solution to make that possible.

💬 Teknik, Jan 29th 2023 at 6:04 PM

hello i'm playing in a server 1.17.10

and it look like it's not possible to copy any planks materials.


💬 McThrill, Nov 6th 2022 at 12:25 PM

Are there any plans to allow the workbench to copy blocks with vertical plank textures?

💬 _murahych_, Oct 26th 2022 at 9:03 PM

Hello, I have a problem with copying microblocks. In the recipe, it asks for pine planks, but none of them fit (I tried both regular ones and those made into micro-blocks, I also tried half-blocks in different positions). The recipe asks: block-planks-pine-ver - how to understand which blocks to use?

P.S. Sorry for bad grammar, I'm not a native English speaker.


💬 TheBondagePanda, Oct 16th 2022 at 8:48 AM

I'm having an issue where I can't copy a multichiseled block out of maple planks and slate cobblestone slabs. It's 100% the right blocks.

edit: I have copied other blocks just fine. The only issue is that adding the materials won't do anything (It does detect the chisel)

edit 2: I think the problem lies with mixing a full and a half block (slab). It seems the last update changed being able to chisel slabs into full blocks (or it might be a mod issue). Copying the same composition but with maple plank slabs instead works.

💬 Kara, Oct 10th 2022 at 2:00 AM

Aledark yah, just saw that... idk why we didnt update. woops >.<

💬 Aledark, Oct 9th 2022 at 10:21 PM

Kara use 1.15.1 posted 8th sept.

💬 Kara, Oct 9th 2022 at 10:08 PM

ok... so, for some reason expanded workbench 1.5.0 is doubling all our knapping and clay forming and smithing items. its the only mod in my single player and getting this error in 1.17.6 (server/single player started in 1.17.6)

💬 SIN1K, Sep 6th 2022 at 1:31 AM

Having the same issue as Foxy_Grandpa myself.

EDIT: Has since been fixed with the latest update from the beast Rhonen himself! Should be good to use with your games now.

💬 Foxy_Grandpa, Sep 5th 2022 at 5:45 PM

Mod duplicates clayforming, flintknapping and anvil recipes, making this in combination with other mods like Alpha Weapons Pack nearly unplayable

💬 spekulatius, Sep 5th 2022 at 3:46 PM


💬 Makaifren, Sep 1st 2022 at 8:59 AM

As of 1.17.0 (stable) his mod crashes kind of instantly; the workbench was placed in 1.16 and then upgraded to 1.17.  Also recipes are doubled for anvil and clay-molding.

Do not install on 1.17.0 without an update.

💬 YourCreator, Jul 10th 2022 at 3:34 PM

Please update mod ASAP

💬 Leatherneck, Mar 15th 2022 at 11:43 PM

we really need this in 1.16.1, its killin me right now lol


💬 macoto_hino, Mar 5th 2022 at 6:53 AM

Copying chisel blocks is now very easy.
I made a Japanese file, so please use it if you like.😀

workbench-expansion-1.4.1 - ja.json

💬 RhonenAuthor, Jan 12th 2022 at 4:59 PM

deleted v1.4.0 due a bug which causes CTD when update existing game. SPS, i did not get info about that bug until now from aledark. as posted in description, use the forum - so i get notificated.

💬 Sps, Dec 23rd 2021 at 1:40 PM

Hi! On the latest version (1.16.0.rc2) it crashes when trying to destroy the bench. It is existing one, so it might have some items inside?


 [Error] System.IndexOutOfRangeException: Index was outside the bounds of the array.
at workbenchexpansion.src.inventory.InventoryWorkbenchExtended.get_Item (System.Int32 slotId) [0x0001d] in <58ad462146844f5d89da6f1f38b7d132>:0
at Vintagestory.API.Common.InventoryBase+<GetEnumerator>d__93.MoveNext () [0x00027] in <d94dd81b5dcc45bdb93ae3824a2dbd39>:0
at Vintagestory.API.Common.InventoryBase.DropAll (Vintagestory.API.MathTools.Vec3d pos, System.Int32 maxStackSize) [0x00077] in <d94dd81b5dcc45bdb93ae3824a2dbd39>:0
at Vintagestory.GameContent.BlockEntityContainer.OnBlockBroken (Vintagestory.API.Common.IPlayer byPlayer) [0x00043] in <429f30ad99df45e1a243348918d02c46>:0
at workbenchexpansion.src.blockentity.BeWorkbenchExtended.OnBlockBroken (Vintagestory.API.Common.IPlayer byPlayer) [0x00001] in <58ad462146844f5d89da6f1f38b7d132>:0
at Vintagestory.API.Common.Block.OnBlockBroken (Vintagestory.API.Common.IWorldAccessor world, Vintagestory.API.MathTools.BlockPos pos, Vintagestory.API.Common.IPlayer byPlayer, System.Single dropQuantityMultiplier) [0x0014a] in <d94dd81b5dcc45bdb93ae3824a2dbd39>:0
at Vintagestory.Server.ServerSystemBlockSimulation.TryModifyBlockInWorld (Vintagestory.Server.ServerPlayer player, _1r4QQyKTWRhwsCHd0EPcai6flzd cmd) [0x004fe] in <94433ec881cd4af3a12d60bc18214271>:0
at Vintagestory.Server.ServerSystemBlockSimulation.HandleBlockPlaceOrBreak (_D94Zzlr2AKmEHM9Nl1LBxQslcPK packet, Vintagestory.Server.ConnectedClient client) [0x00171] in <94433ec881cd4af3a12d60bc18214271>:0
at Vintagestory.Server.ServerMain.HandleClientPacket (Vintagestory.Server.ConnectedClient client, System.Byte[] data) [0x0005a] in <94433ec881cd4af3a12d60bc18214271>:0
at Vintagestory.Server.ServerMain.ProcessNetMessage (Vintagestory.Common.NetIncomingMessage msg, Vintagestory.Common.NetServer mainSocket) [0x00150] in <94433ec881cd4af3a12d60bc18214271>:0

💬 Kurazarrh, Dec 2nd 2021 at 5:56 PM

Sorry, Rhonen! Was tired, skimmed the comments and didn't see the bug info posted.

💬 RhonenAuthor, Dec 2nd 2021 at 3:12 PM

if you had read the mod-topic, then guys, you would now that the bugs are under investigation. Stay calm, i give as much time as possible, but RL has currently other plans to me. More info read topic. thanks.

💬 Kurazarrh, Nov 30th 2021 at 4:32 AM

I keep getting a crash in 1.15.9 and 1.15.10 (it may have been around longer, but I was away from the game for a while) where after I copy a block at least once, if I put a different block in the grid, the whole game crashes.

Running on 64 bit Windows with 16 GB RAM
Version: v1.15.9 (Stable)2021-11-29 23:29:00: Critical error occurred
System.InvalidOperationException: Collection was modified; enumeration operation may not execute.
at System.ThrowHelper.ThrowInvalidOperationException(ExceptionResource resource)
at System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2.ValueCollection.Enumerator.MoveNext()
at Vintagestory.API.Client.GuiDialog.OnMouseUp(MouseEvent args)
at Vintagestory.Client.NoObf.GuiManager.OnMouseUp(MouseEvent args)
at Vintagestory.Client.NoObf.ClientMain.OnMouseUp(MouseEvent args)
at Vintagestory.Client.NoObf.ClientPlatformWindows.Mouse_ButtonUp(Object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
at System.EventHandler`1.Invoke(Object sender, TEventArgs e)
at System.EventHandler`1.Invoke(Object sender, TEventArgs e)
at OpenTK.Platform.Windows.WinGLNative.WindowProcedure(IntPtr handle, WindowMessage message, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam)
at OpenTK.Platform.Windows.Functions.DispatchMessage(MSG& msg)
at OpenTK.Platform.Windows.WinGLNative.ProcessEvents()
at OpenTK.GameWindow.Run(Double updates_per_second, Double frames_per_second)
at _M48MnHH5BAvHUzcYoEuchRW0acb._e0atQ8VmmvgBK7zb3Yh4iDqOiHY(_UGHNIsOGTJBe1BTRXYmLwHTbmS , String[] )
at _xNqQDGqRsRSMIeuzt2MHKQHDzSd._e0atQ8VmmvgBK7zb3Yh4iDqOiHY(ThreadStart )

Event Log entries containing Vintagestory.exe, the latest 3
{ TimeGenerated = 2021-11-15 21:14:02, Site = , Source = Windows Error Reporting, Message = Fault bucket 1824643577228952718, type 5
Event Name: RADAR_PRE_LEAK_64
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

💬 YourCreator, Nov 22nd 2021 at 5:34 PM

Sir, update mod please

💬 RhonenAuthor, Jul 17th 2021 at 5:11 PM

we are running server with 1.15.1 without any problems.

💬 fancygoat, Jul 16th 2021 at 4:37 PM

hi I have problems in 1.15 stable. The game crashes when I try to turn this mod on.  I found the fault. I was using an old version and uninstaled that an instaled the newest version of the mod

💬 SirDizarm, Apr 30th 2021 at 11:55 PM

Can you please remove the pixels in the saw that are not fully transparant, since they make you see thru the world.

💬 Juliusvanvern, Apr 30th 2021 at 8:21 AM

How to use this mod, you can learn more in my Video: 

ViNTAGE STORY MOD - Workbench Expansion - 👨‍🎓 | English


💬 Scout, Apr 14th 2021 at 3:53 PM

Breaking the workbench with items inside causes the items to vanish

💬 Ptah, Mar 17th 2021 at 9:31 PM

An essential mod for chiselers!

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