|This article is about the current version of DF.|
Mechanic is the skill associated with the mechanics labor. Mechanics can work at a mechanic's workshop or a metalsmith's forge to manufacture mechanisms, and place any buildings that require mechanisms such as levers, gears and traps. They are also responsible for linking up levers or pressure plates to objects such as bridges, floodgates and other contraptions.
A dwarf will gain mechanics skill by manufacturing mechanisms in the mechanic's workshop. A dwarf with a high skill in mechanics will typically produce higher quality mechanisms, and can link up objects faster than a novice. High quality mechanisms may provide happy thoughts to passing dwarves. Skill is also gained by loading cage traps, and by completing linking tasks.
Mechanics can also make traction benches, which are occasionally needed by doctors to treat compound fractures.
To manufacture metal mechanisms, navigate into the trap component sub-menu at any metalsmith's forge. This process will use the mechanics labor.
|Balance wheel||Balance wheel||Machine|
|Bellows||The construction and use of the bellows||Bellows||Machine|
|Chain drive||The construction and use of chain drives||Chain drive||Machine|
|Combination lock||Combination lock||Machine|
|Differential gear||Differential (mechanical device)||Machine|
|Double acting piston bellows||Bellows||Machine|
|Lever||The construction and use of the lever||Lever||Machine|
|Padlock||The construction and use of the padlock||Padlock||Machine|
|Piston||Piston pump § Force pump||Machine|
|Pulley||The construction and use of the pulley||Pulley||Machine|
|Screw||The construction and use of the screw||Screw||Machine|
|Straight beam balance||The construction and use of the straight-beam balance||Weighing scale § Mechanical balances||Machine|
|Theory of gears||The reasons why gears are effective||Gear||Machine|
|Theory of lever||The reasons why the lever is effective||Lever||Machine|
|Theory of pulley||The reasons why pulleys are effective||Pulley||Machine|
|Theory of screw||The reasons why screws are effective||Screw||Machine|
|Theory of wedge||The reasons why the wedge is effective||Wedge||Machine|
|Theory of wheel and axle||The reasons why the wheel-and-axle construction is effective||Wheel and axle||Machine|
|Trip hammer||Trip hammer||Machine|
|Tumbler lock||The construction and use of the tumbler lock||Pin tumbler lock||Machine|
|Verge escapement||The construction and use of the verge escapement||Verge escapement||Machine|
|Warded lock||The construction and use of the warded lock||Warded lock||Machine|
|Water powered piston bellows||Du Shi § The Water-Powered Blast Furnace||Machine|
|Water powered sawmill||Watermill||Machine|
|Water powered trip hammer||Trip hammer and Water wheel||Machine|
|Water wheel||Water wheel||Machine|
|Windlass||The construction and use of the windlass||Windlass||Machine|