Metalworking is an incredibly useful and versatile skill that allows you to create, repair, and disassemble a wide range of metallic objects. Whether you want to fortify your home, create metal containers, repair vehicles, or take apart items for scrap, metalworking has you covered. In this tutorial, we’ll cover everything you need to know to get started with this valuable skill.
First, let’s talk about the equipment and materials you’ll need to get started. The primary pieces of equipment you’ll need are a propane torch and welding mask, which are essential for basic construction and disassembly. You’ll also need welding rods for construction, and a propane tank to fill your propane torch. As far as materials go, you’ll need metal sheets, small metal sheets, metal bars, metal pipes, scrap metal, and wire.
While it can be difficult to find scrap metal on a regular basis, there are a few ways you can try to obtain it. You can try searching in uncommon places like garages, sheds, and storage units, or disassembling washing machines, dryers, and kitchen ovens. Keep in mind that the better your metalworking skill, the less likely you are to find scrap metal. If you’re having trouble finding enough scrap, you may want to consider using a mod that allows you to create scrap from metal sheets.
Now that you have your equipment and materials ready to go, it’s time to start leveling up your metalworking skills. One of the most effective ways to do this is by disassembling objects in the world. To disassemble an object, simply right-click it with a propane torch and welding mask equipped. Depending on your skill level, you’ll receive regular materials and scrap metal, only scrap metal, or no items at all. In all cases, you’ll receive the full XP for the disassembly. Some of the objects you can disassemble include toilets, sinks, showers, ovens, refrigerators, metal shelves, dumpsters, car wrecks, and more. One strategy for fast, safe XP is to visit a large public toilet and disassemble both male and female toilets. You can also go to a school and disassemble lockers and tables for both metalworking and carpentry XP.
When it comes to choosing between metalworking and carpentry, there are a few key differences to consider. Metalworking generally requires more expensive equipment and can be more dangerous, but it allows you to create stronger structures that are more fire resistant. Carpentry, on the other hand, is cheaper and easier to get into, but your creations won’t be as durable. Ultimately, the choice between the two skills will depend on your personal preferences and the specific needs of your project.
In conclusion, metalworking is a valuable and versatile skill that can help you create, repair, and disassemble a wide range of metallic objects. With the right equipment and materials, and a little bit of practice, you’ll be well on your way to mastering this useful skill. Happy crafting!