Hand Crank

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Hand Crank
ItemHandCrank.png
Type Mechanical power
Stackable Yes (64)
First Appearance 1.70



The Hand Crank is a primitive manual mechanical power generation device. Its use is necessary to produce the very first mechanical components needed for continuous mechanical power generation.

A Hand Crank must be placed to the side of or on top of of any mechanically-powered device that does not require continuous mechanical power. To use it, it must be right clicked, with each click producing only a small amount of power. This is very time- and food-intensive. For this reason the Hand Crank should not be used more than absolutely necessary - that is to get a Wind Mill up and running by grinding Hemp on the Mill Stone to produce 24 units of Fabric.

A Hand Crank cannot power Saws and other devices which require continuous mechanical power.

Crafting

Name Ingredients Input » Output
Hand Crank Shafts,
Cobblestone,
Gear
 
 
Shaft
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Hand Crank
 
Shaft
 
Cobblestone
Gear
Cobblestone

Applications

  • Powers most mechanical devices

Keep in Mind

  • Attempting to simultaneously power more than one mechanical device with the Hand Crank will cause it to break.
  • Causes exhaustion when operated (equivalent to jumping 10 times).
  • Cannot be used to power the saw.