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Crank Thing

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Crank Thing
Crank Thing.png
Stacks up to
Does not stack

Crank Thing
Crank Thing Adventure Mode.png
Stacks up to
Does not stack

Wilson Portrait.png
Tough enough to handle the most intense experiments.


Willow Portrait.png
What's this part good for?


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Bendy thing is made of metal!


Wendy Portrait.png
It looks complicated.


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
It applies basic mechanical principles.


Woodie Portrait.png
Crank-y, eh?


Waxwell Portrait.png
This is used to agitate the humors.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
A sturdy crank.


Webber Portrait.png
A crank that will stand up to punishment.


Walani Portrait.png
You wanna come with me, huh?


Warly Portrait.png
Definitely for a cranking action of some kind.


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Ta my eye it be a crank fer crankin'.


The Crank Thing is an Item, one of four Things used on the Wooden Thing to travel to the next world. It spawns naturally in every world in its own Set Piece. It is surrounded by Evil Flowers in a small patch of Savanna Turf along with a Pig House surrounded by 3 Spiky Trees and an Axe at 100%.

There are two versions of it, one that spawns in Sandbox Mode and one in Adventure Mode, that differ from their color schemes. Players can craft a Divining Rod to help them track the Crank Thing.

The only purpose of the Crank Thing is to be used on the Wooden Thing. It's an important gameplay Item and as such it cannot be destroyed or stolen by Mobs (e.g. Krampus, Splumonkeys etc.)

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • Wilson indicates that the Crank Thing is "tough enough to withstand the most intense experiment".
  • According to Maxwell, the Crank Thing is used to "agitate the humours".

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