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Dinkum Crafting and Unlocks Guide

July 18, 2022

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

In our Dinkum Crafting guide, we'll tell you how Crafting works and how you can unlock new items for Crafting such as better tools and new workbenches!

How Dinkum Crafting Works

Dinkum Crafting always takes place at some kind of workbench -- there is no option to Craft items in your hand. Generally speaking, you'll only be working with a handful of workbenches:

 

  • Crafting Bench - Craft various decorative items, other workbenches, and other useful items
  • Smelter - Turn Ore into Bars
  • Table Saw - Turn Wood into Planks
  • Camp Fire / BBQ / Cooking Table / Keg / Grain Mill - Used to Cook Food

Additionally, some NPCs will occasionally help out with Dinkum Crafting. Franklyn, for example, will make advanced items for you (such as Power Tools) for a price in Dinks plus the materials to make the item in question.

How to Unlock Items in Dinkum

There are four ways to unlock items in Dinkum:

 
 
  1. Progressing the story
  2. Purchasing Permits from Fletch
  3. Purchasing Crafting recipes from Franklyn
  4. Getting Crafting recipes as rewards for completing Favors or Tasks

Dinkum Crafting and Unlocks Guide - List of Dinkum Crafting Unlocks

List of Dinkum Crafting Item Unlocks

Here is a list of all of the Dinkum Crafting items you can unlock and how you can unlock them.

 
 

Quicklinks: Story Unlocks | Permit Unlocks
Franklyn Unlocks | Random Unlocks

Story Unlocks

These items are unlocked as you progress through the story, mainly by talking to Fletch.


Camp Fire

  • Prerequisites - Complete the first few objectives on Day 1.
  • Crafting Cost - 3 Stone, 2 Gum Log

Used for Cooking Meat and Fruit.

 
 

Crude Furnace

  • Prerequisites - Collect materials for Fletch on Day 1
  • Crafting Cost - 3 Stone, 1 Camp Fire, 5 Tin Ore

Smelts Tin and Copper Ore into their respective Bars.


Nails

  • Prerequisites - Give Fletch a Tin Bar after Crafting Crude Furnace.
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Tin
    • Makes 8

Wooden Crate

 
 
  • Prerequisites - Give Fletch a Tin Bar after Crafting Crude Furnace.
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Palm Wood Plank, 2 Gum Wood Plank, 1 Nails

Allows you to store items.


Dinkum Crafting and Unlocks Guide - Permit Unlocks

Permit Unlocks

These items are automatically unlocked when you purchase certain Permits.


Animal Collection Point

  • Prerequisites - Trapping License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Palm Wood Plank, 2 Hard Wood Plank, 1 Nails

Allows you to sell Trapped Animals for Dinks. Your Trap is returned the following day in the mail, along with your pay. 


Animal Trap

  • Prerequisites - Trapping License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Iron Bar, 1 Hard Wood Plank, 2 Old Spring

A sturdier Animal trap made with Iron.


Basic Hammer

  • Prerequisites - Unlock Hunting License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Gum Wood Plank, 3 Tin Bar

Basic Spear

  • Prerequisites - Unlock Hunting License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Gum Wood Plank, 1 Tin bar

Bird Coop

  • Prerequisites - Handling License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 4 Copper Bar, 4 Spinifex Tuft, 2 Tin Sheet, 3 Gum Wood Plank, 4 Nails

Gives Chooks somewhere to live on your island.


Brick Bridge

  • Prerequisites - Building License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 4 Bag of Cement, 15 Stone

Brick Fence

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Stone, 1 Bag of Cement
    • Makes 8

Brick Path

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Stone
    • Makes 8

Cement Fence

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 4 Bag of Cement
    • Makes 8

Cement Path

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Bag of Cement
    • Makes 8

Cement Steps

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Cement Path, 1 Bag of Cement
    • Makes 4

Copper Axe

  • Prerequisites - Woodcutting Level 10, Woodcutting License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Basic Axe, 2 Copper Bar

Copper Fishing Rod

  • Prerequisites - Fishing License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Fishing Rod, 2 Copper Bar

Can reel faster.


Copper Hammer

  • Prerequisites - Hunting License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Gum Wood Plank, 3 Copper Bar

Copper Pickaxe

  • Prerequisites - Mining License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Basic Pickaxe, 2 Copper Bar

Copper Spear

  • Prerequisites - Hunting License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Palm Wood Plank, 2 Copper Bar

Croc Teeth Bat

  • Prerequisites - Hunting License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Copper Bar, 2 Spinifex Resin, 2 Crocodile Tooth, 2 Hard Wood Plank

Flaming Bat

  • Prerequisites - Hunting License Level 3
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Iron Bar, 2 Spinifex Resin, 2 Flame Sac, 2 Hard Wood Plank

Can set enemies on fire. Take care not to burn yourself!


Grain Mill

  • Prerequisites - Unlock Farming License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 4 Gum Wood Plank, 4 Old Gear, 2 Copper Bar, 1 Old Wheel

Turns Wheat into Flour and Sugarcane into Sugar.


Gum Wood Fence

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 3 Gum Wood Plank, 4 Nails
    • Makes 8

Gum Wood Gate

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Gum Wood Plank, 4 Nails

Gum Wood Path

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Gum Wood Plank
    • Makes 8

Gum Wood Bridge

  • Prerequisites - Building License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 15 Nails, 15 Gum Wood Plank

Hard Wood Bridge

  • Prerequisites - Building License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 15 Nails, 15 Hard Wood Plank

Hard Wood Fence

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 3 Hard Wood Plank, 4 Nails
    • Makes 8

Hard Wood Gate

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Hard Wood Plank, 4 Nails

Hard Wood Path

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Hard Wood Plank
    • Makes 8

Iron Pickaxe

  • Prerequisites - Mining License Level 3
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Copper Pickaxe, 2 Iron bar

Iron Spear

  • Prerequisites - Hunting License Level 3
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Palm Wood Plank, 2 Iron Bar

Iron Hammer

  • Prerequisites - Hunting License Level 3
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Hard Wood Plank, 3 Iron Bar

Keg

  • Prerequisites - Woodcutting Level 10, Woodcutting License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 5 Palm Wood Plank, 1 Iron Bar

Used in Cooking to make Drinks.


Palm Wood Bridge

  • Prerequisites - Building License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 15 Nails, 15 Palm Wood Plank

Palm Wood Fence

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 3 Palm Wood Plank, 4 Nails
    • Makes 8

Palm Wood Gate

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Palm Wood Planks, 4 Nails

Palm Wood Path

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Palm Wood Planks
    • Makes 8

Palm Wood Steps

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Leve l1
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Palm Wood Path, 1 Nails
    • Makes 4

Scythe

  • Prerequisites - Unlock Farming License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Palm Wood Plank, 1 Tin Bar

Used to cut grass and some Farming Crops (such as Sugarcane).


Simple Animal Trap

  • Prerequisites - Trapping License Leve l1
  • Crafting Cost -

Captures any wild Animal that walks on top of it. Reduce an Animal's health before trapping to prevent it from escaping. 


Stone Steps

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Brick Path, 1 Bag of Cement
    • Makes 4

Tin Fence

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 4 Tin Sheet
    • Makes 8

Tin Gate

  • Prerequisites - Landscaping License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Tin Sheet

Windmill

  • Prerequisites - Building License Level 2
  • Crafting Cost - 20 Tin Sheet, 5 Old Gear, 5 Old Spring, 5 Iron Bar, 2 Old Wheel

Makes certain workbenches work faster when placed adjacent to the Windmill.


Wooden Bat

  • Prerequisites - Unlock Hunting License Level 1
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Gum Wood Plank, 2 Spinifex Resin

Dinkum Crafting and Unlocks Guide - Franklyn Unlocks

Franklyn Unlocks


Bomb

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 10,000 Dinks, 1 Day. 1 Fertilizer, 2 Bright Wire, 1 Sugar, 2 Crocodile Tooth

Unknown function. Presumably explodes.


Brick Flower Bed

  • Prerequisites - Randomly available from Franklyn for 5,000 Dinks.
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Bag of Cement, 1 Stone
    • Makes 2

Allows you to place flowers for decoration.


Chainsaw

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 100,000 Dinks, 1 Day, 5 Old Gear, 2 Hot Cylinder, 1 Green Board, 8 Iron Bar, 1 Table Saw

Unknown function, presumably a better Axe.


Charging Station

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 100,000 Dinks, 1 Day, 8 Copper Bar, 8 Iron Bar, 8 Bright Wire, 2 Green Board, 3 Hot Cylinder

Charges Power Tools like the Chainsaw or Metal Detector over time.


Cheese Maker

  • Prerequisites - Randomly available from Franklyn for 5,000 Dinks.
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Milkin Bucket, 2 Iron Bar, 4 Old Gear

Makes Cheese from Milk.


Compactor

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 50,000 Dinks, 1 Day, 5 Old Gear, 2 Hot Cylinder, 1 Green Board, 6 Iron Bar, 1 Shovel

Destroys terrain to make it level. The fastest way to flatten land.


Copper Street Lamp

  • Prerequisites - Randomly available from Franklyn for 5,000 Dinks.
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Quartz Crystal, 1 Copper Bar, 1 Glass Bulb

Gacha Machine

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 70,000 Dinks, 1 Day, 5 Old Gear, 2 Iron Bar, 1 Glass Bulb, 1 Button Board, 1 Old Toy

Unknown function. Presumably gives prizes when used.


Helicopter

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 3,000,000 Dinks, 1 Day, 10 Old Gear, 10 Old Spring, 15 Iron Bar, 4 Old Contraption, 10 Bright Wire

The fastest way to travel short of the Tele-Tower.


Hedge

  • Prerequisites - Randomly available from Franklyn for 5,000 Dinks.
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Spinifex Tuft, 2 Fern Seed, 2 Bush Seed

Jack Hammer

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 100,000 Dinks, 1 Day, 5 Old Spring, 2 Hot Cylinder, 1 Green Board, 8 Iron Bar, 1 Stone Grinder

Unknown function. Presumably a better Pickaxe.


Jet Ski

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 80,000 Dinks, 1 Day, 10 Old Gear, 2 Hot Cylinder, 1 Green Board, 5 Iron Bar, 1 Old Wheel, 1 Old Contraption

Allows speedier travel on water.


Lawn Mower

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 50,000 Dinks, 1 Day, 4 Old Gear, 3 Copper Bar, 2 Bright Wire, 2 Old Wheel, 1 Old Contraption

Presumably cuts grass.


Motorbike

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 80,000 Dinks, 1 Day, 10 Old Gear, 4 Old Spring, 5 Iron bar, 1 Old Contraption, 2 Old Wheel

Allows speedier travel on land.


Palm Wood Bench

  • Prerequisites - Randomly available from Franklyn for 5,000 Dinks.
  • Crafting Cost - 5 Palm Wood Plank, 4 Nails

Picket Fence

  • Prerequisites - Randomly available from Franklyn for 5,000 Dinks.
  • Crafting Cost - 3 Gum Wood Plank, 4 Nails

Quarry

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 70,000 Dinks, 1 Day, 5 Old Gear, 1 Old Contraption, 3 Old Spring, 1 Button Board, 1 Old Toy

Automatically spawns barrels or Ore nodes one at a time in the four spaces surrounding it when placed on the ground.


Repair Table

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 60,000 Dinks, 1 Day, 5 Gum Wood Plank, 4 Tin Bar
  •  4 Copper Bar, 5 Old Gear, 16 Nails

Allows you to expend a Repair Kit to repair all of the Tools in your pockets.


Scarecrow

  • Prerequisites - Randomly available from Franklyn for 5,000 Dinks.
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Pumpkin, 2 Gum Log, 8 Spinifex Tuft

Spinning Wheel

  • Prerequisites - Randomly available from Franklyn for 5,000 Dinks.
  • Crafting Cost - 4 Palm Wood Plank, 4 Old Gear, 1 Old Wheel

Makes Wool into Fabric.


Tractor

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 1,500,00 Dinks, 1 Day, 25 Old Gear, 4 Old Spring, 20 Iron Bar, 2 Old Contraption, 4 Old Wheel

Unknown function. Presumably related to Farming somehow.


Weather Station

  • Prerequisites - Donate Shiny Discs to Franklyn.
  • Crafting Cost - 5,000 Dinks, 1 Day, 4 Gum Wood Plank, 2 Old Gear, 1 Nails, 1 Smooth Slate, 2 Quartz Crystal

Presumably predicts the next day's weather.


Wooden Flower Bed

  • Prerequisites - Randomly available from Franklyn for 5,000 Dinks.
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Gum Wood Plank,1 Nails

Allows you to place flowers for decoration.


Dinkum Crafting and Unlocks Guide - Random Unlocks

Random Unlocks

These items are randomly unlocked by completing Favors or Tasks for people.


Animal Food

  • Prerequisites - Random reward from completing Favor or Task.
  • Crafting Cost - ?

Flower Pot

  • Prerequisites - Random reward from completing Favor or Task.
  • Crafting Cost - 3 Bag of Cement

Allows you to place Flowers for decoration.


Mushroom Lamp

  • Prerequisites - Random reward from completing Favor or Task.
  • Crafting Cost - 15 Glowing Mushroom, 2 Quartz Crystal, 1 Glass Bulb

Old Sign

  • Prerequisites - Random reward from completing Favor or Task.
  • Crafting Cost - ?

Picket Gate

  • Prerequisites - Random reward from completing Favor or Task.
  • Crafting Cost - 2 Gum Wood Plank, 4 Nails

Wooden Sign

  • Prerequisites - Random reward from completing Favor or Task
  • Crafting Cost - 1 Hard Wood Plank, 1 Gum Wood Plank, 1 Mangrove Stick, 2 Nails

Use an item on it to put that item's icon on the sign. This does not consume the item.


We've reached the end of our Dinkum Crafting Guide, but there's still plenty to learn about the game -- have a gander at some of our other guides below!

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Developer
James Bendon
Publisher
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Platforms
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Release Date
July 14,2022
Genre
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