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Leather Works




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Leather Works is the first in a series of mods designed to overhaul and expand on the various crafting areas in Minecraft. 

It's designed to be a middle ground between semi-realism and simplicity and to blend in to Vanilla Minecraft nicely.

There are many pictures and a complete recipe guide in the images section.

Specific numbers can be found in the technical section at the bottom.


"But what does it DO?"



First you're going to need some hides. Go kill an animal with your murder weapon of choice.
Leather Works currently supports hides/skins for Cows, Pigs, Horses ,Wolves, Polar Bears, Mooshrooms, Rabbits, Mules, Donkeys, and Llamas


After you have some hides, the next thing you're going to need is flint.
Craft flint with the raw hide to get prepared hides. Next you're going to need some tannins. Tannins are currently found in tree bark. Shift hold right click on a log with flint to scrape some bark off. This has a random chance per tick. Now shapeless craft bark of the same type to get a ball of tannins.
Different trees will require different amounts of bark.


Now you need to clean the prepared hides in water. This can be done in the world or in a barrel or cauldron. Barrels are very similar to cauldrons but made in a U shape of planks. They will have more uses in other mods in the series. Once you have washed your hides you will need to soak them in a tannin solution to preserve and darken them. Right click a barrel of water with a ball of tannins and use the washed hides on it. Note you will get 3 uses per bucket.
For mods or packs that restrict iron to mid game, barrels will quickly fill up with rain water and can be added to or drawn from with glass bottles as well.


Craft a Drying rack (3 wood slabs in a line) and dry your soaked hides. After a bit of time you will get leather...unless it rots!

"Now I have leather...again....why did I go through the trouble?"


Mod Added Features:

Repairable leather armor:

Most people don't use leather armor because the tech jump to iron is usually a matter of minutes. Since I plan to change that in another mod, I offer you repairable leather armor!

When your armor would normally break, it will instead become tattered leather armor. When it does this, if you have enchantments, they will be carried over but there's a chance they could reduce a level or disappear if it's a level 1 enchant.  Tattered leather armor provides no protection. To repair your armor, all you need to do is craft a leather repair kit, (1 string, 1 leather) with the tattered armor and it will repair some durability.
This works with dyed and named armor as well.


Crafting Ingredients:

Intermediate items for modpack makers as well as internal use.

Leather Sheets: An alternating 2x2 of leather and string will create a leather sheet. This is for use in some larger leather recipes.

Leather Strips: (craft leather or leather sheet and shears) Leather strips are used to bind items together.




 You know what a pack does. These packs are smaller than some other mods and cost more. They're meant to be simple and with no frills.
Packs are crafted like so, (Again, complete recipes in the images section):


Packs can be colored and named and will eventually support pulling from and dumping into containers. Packs can also be dyed and undyed with a barrel of water or a cauldron.

There's also an Ender pack which simply accesses your Ender chest, which is crafted like so:

 Leather Trunks:

Trunks are crafted like chests but with leather sheets.
They are an easy way to color-code your storage and unlike chests, they don't mind being next to each other.


Sealed Barrels:

For the builders out there, using a wooden pressure plate on a barrel will create a sealed barrel. These are rotatable and are meant for decoration. You can also craft a wooden pressure plate with a barrel or use it in the barrel recipe. (Again, recipe pics in the Images section.


I plan to have a very detailed config file, so please tell me if you'd like something to be configurable!


 Technical details (Numbers):

Barrels will take all fillWithRain() ticks to increment water level.
Barrels should work with comparators

You can wash leather armor, worn leather armor, and packs in a water barrel.
Polar bears and pigs drop 0-2 hide without fortune. Wolves drop 0-1.
Leather Works replaces all leather drops from the entities it supports, so mods that increase leather drop rates will increase hide drop rates.
Bark scraping has a 1/20 success rate per tick
When leather armor wears, it has has a 1/3 chance of reducing enchantments by 1 level, on each enchantment. Level 1 enchants are removed at the same chance.

Repairing worn leather/ leather armor, 20 points of durability are added per pack

Drying leather has a 5% chance of failing and returning rotten flesh.

Drying leather takes 60 ticks

2 Oak or Spruce bark makes 2 tannin balls, 1 Acacia or Dark oak makes 2, 4 birch or 3 Jungle bark make 2 as well.

 Special Thanks:

Elucent for allowing me the use of his bark item textures.

Futurazoo for creating the lovely leather pack and hide textures

I hope you enjoy!
Please leave any feedback,suggestions, or bugs you may have

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