Crafting

Welcome to the world of crafting!  In this section you will learn the basics of Tinkering, Tailoring, Blacksmithing, and Carpentry. Much of this guide has focused on the more…dangerous aspects of Ultima Online. But while Crafting may not be the most exciting sounding pursuit, it can be both entertaining and rewarding.


Tinkering

Tinkering is a basic crafting skill used by many players to craft their own tools. 



These tools are used in other crafting skills as well as resource gathering. 

The benefit of having the tinkering skill, even at low levels, is to save you time and gold by not having to buy your tools.



You’ll need tinker’s tools and a resource to work with, usually wood or metal.  If you don’t have these items, they can be purchased from a Tinker at one of the town shops.



Buying ingots and boards can get expensive.  If you prefer, you can gather these resources on your own by using the Lumberjacking and Mining skills. 

To gather wood you will need some Lumberjacking skill and an axe (you can purchase an axe from a blacksmith).



 
Your axe must be equipped.  To do this, click and drag the axe to your Paperdoll.  Once there, double click the axe then target a tree.

This will give you some logs.  Logs are heavy.  To make them lighter, change them to boards.
 



Double click your axe again then target your logs. Your logs will become boards which now ready for your crafter to work with. 


 
 
To gather ore you will need the mining skill and something to dig with, a pick or a shovel work well (your tinker can make these or you can purchase them from a Tinker).



To mine for ore, double click your shovel or pickaxe then target a mountain or cave floor.  If you are successful some ore will appear in your backpack.  Once you have ore, you need to change it into ingots.  To do this you will need the Blacksmithing skill.

To change your ore into ingots, stand near a forge.  Double click the ore you want to smelt, then target the forge.  This can be found at any blacksmith shop.  The higher your blacksmithing skill, the less ore you will lose during the smelting process. 
 


Now that you have your tinkering tool and some resource to work with, you are ready to start creating!

Double click your tinkering tool to bring up the Tinkering menu:




As you can see, there are lots of options.  Say you would like to make a mortar and pestle, but would like to preview it first.  Click on the box to the right of that option (clicking on the box to the left of that option will make that item without giving you a preview).
 
In the upper left hand corner it gives you a picture of what the item looks like.  This menu will tell you how much tinkering skill is needed to create this item, what resources are needed and your chances of success.





The ‘Materials’ box contains important information.  A tinker can take different components and put them together to create something very useful.  An example of this is the potion keg.  To show you what I mean, go back to the main menu and select ‘Assemblies’ then click the box to the right of the ‘Potion Keg’ option.
 
In order to make a potion keg you need four different components. The barrel lids and empty kegs you will need the carpentry skill to create.  The keg taps a tinker can make.  The empty bottles you can buy.  Once you have gathered all four components you would click on ‘make now’ and a potion keg will be created. 


 
 
 Tailoring

Tailoring is a must have skill for a Crafter.  This skill allows you to make your own clothes and more importantly, your own armor (non-metal armor, that is). 



You’ll need a sewing kit and a resource to work with, usually cloth or leather.  If you don’t have these items, they can be purchased from a weaver or tailor at one of the town shops.  To purchase leather, you would need to go to a tanner. 

Sewing kits are cheap, but they have a limited number of uses.  Instead of buying them, you can use the tinkering skill to create your own sewing kits.  Generally, the higher your tinkering skill the more uses your kits will have.   

Many players purchase cloth from a tailor shop since its cheap and rather time consuming to make.  But making your own cloth is rather fun and no extra skill needed!


 
First step in making your own cloth is to find a sheep and shear it.  To do this, double click your dagger then target the sheep.



Doing this will get you wool.

 

If wool makes you itch, you can always make cloth from cotton.  Find a farm that grows cotton.

Double click the cotton plant and you have a bale of cotton.



The next step is to take your wool or cotton to a tailor shop and use their spinning wheel. 



Double click your wool/cotton then target the spinning wheel.  This will give you balls of yarn (from wool) or spools of thread (from cotton). Now find the loom to weave some cloth!

Double click your yarn or thread then target the loom.  It takes a few balls of yarn/spools of thread before you get a bolt of cloth. 



As for leather, players gather this themselves or buy it from other players. To gather leather you first have to be able to kill something.
Once you have something dead, double click your dagger then target the corpse.



Now double click the corpse and the hides will be there for you to loot.




To change the hides into leather (weighs less), you will need a pair of scissors. Your tinker can make them or you can buy them at a tailor shop.

Double click your scissors then target the hides. The hides will then become leather ready for use.



Now that you have a sewing kit and some cloth or leather, double click the kit to bring up the Tailoring menu. 


 
There are lots of options.  Say you would like to make a wizard’s hat but would like to preview it first.  Click on the box to the right of that option (clicking on the box to the left of the option will make that item without giving you a preview).

In the upper left hand corner it gives you a picture of what the item looks like.  This menu will tell you how much tailoring skill is needed to create this item, what resources are needed and your chances of success.



The other resource that tailors often work with is leather. There are four different types of leather. To change the type of leather you want to work with, go back to the main menu and click on leather/hides.

In the top right box it will show you how much and what kind of leather you have in your pack. Click on the material you want to use.


 

 
Blacksmithing

The Blacksmithing skill allows you to make metal armor and weapons.

You’ll need a smith’s hammer or tongs and ingots to work with.



If you don’t have these items, they can be purchased from a Blacksmith at one of the town shops.

        

Tongs and the smith’s hammer you can make using the Tinkering skill. The ingots you can obtain by using the Mining skill.  To gather ore you will need the mining skill and something to dig with, a pick or a shovel work well (your tinker can make these or you can purchase them from a Tinker).



To mine for ore, double click your shovel or pickaxe then target a mountain or cave floor.  If you are successful some ore will appear in your backpack. Once you have ore, you need to change it into ingots. To do this you will need the blacksmithing skill.



To change your ore into ingots, stand near a forge.  Double click the ore you want to smelt, then target the forge. This can be found at any blacksmith shop.  The higher your blacksmithing skill, the less ore you will lose during the smelting process.



In order to use your Blacksmithing skill, you will need to stand near the anvil. Double click the tongs or the smith’s hammer to bring up the Blacksmithing menu.





Lots of fun things to make.  Say you would like to make a katana but would like to preview it first. Click on the box to the right of that option (clicking on the box to the left of the option will make that item without giving you a preview).
 
 In the upper left hand corner it gives you a picture of what the item looks like. This menu will tell you how much blacksmithing skill is needed to create this item, what resources are needed and your chances of success.



The resource that blacksmiths work the most with is metal. There are nine different types of metal. To change the type of metal you want to work with, go back to the main menu and click on the current metal type, in this example it is Iron.

In the top right box it will show you how much and what kind of metal you have in your pack. Click on the material you want to use.




 
 Carpentry


The carpentry skill allows you to make furniture, weapons, house hold add-ons and many other useful and fun items. 
 
 There are many carpentry tools available for you to use.  In this example I’ll be using a joining plane. You’ll a resource to work with, which in this case is wood.



If you don’t have these items, they can be purchased from a Carpenter at one of the town shops. Carpentry tools can also be made by a tinker.

To gather wood you will need some lumberjacking skill and an axe (you can purchase an axe from a blacksmith).



Your axe must lumberjackingbe equipped. To do this, click and drag the axe to your paperdoll. Once there, double click the axe then target a tree.



This will give you some logs. Logs are heavy. To make them lighter, change them to boards.



Double click your axe again then target your logs. Your logs will become boards which now ready for your crafter to work with. 




To bring up the carpentry menu double click your carpentry tool. If you like to decorate, Carpentry is a must.  Say you would like to make a chair but would like to preview it first.  Click on the box to the right of that option (clicking on the box to the left of the option will make that item without giving you a preview).




In the upper left hand corner it gives you a picture of what the item looks like. This menu will tell you how much carpentry skill is needed to create this item, what resources are needed and your chances of success.

The resource that carpenters work the most with is wood. There are seven different types of wood.  To change the type of wood you want to work with, go back to the main menu and click on the current wood type, in this example it is Wood.




In the top right box it will show you how much and what kind of wood you have in your pack. Click on the material you want to use.