Forming Press

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Forming Press

Module TypeStand Alone
Created byBloo
Last Updated byBloo and BluePsychoRanger
Complementary ModulesRelocators
Compatible MC Versions1.8+

This module adds some more efficient crafting recipes for vanilla items.


The Forming Press handles operations that require smelting as well as crafting, such as brick crafting, charcoal creation, and lava generation. The overall output of the Forming Press is approximately doubled compared to normal crafting operations.


The Forming Press can be crafted in a Custom Crafter with the following recipe:

Item Ingredients Recipe (Custom Crafter)
Forming Press Piston +

Cobblestone +

Comparator +


Custom Crafter


The Forming Press has the ability to craft the following items. The Forming Press recipes will result in an efficiency gain of 2x the normal output of simply crafting the blocks.

Item Name Ingredients Recipe (Forming Press) Additional Notes
Stone Bricks Cobblestone +

Clay Ball

End Stone


End Stone +

Clay Ball

Purpur Block Chorus Fruit +

Clay Ball



Prismarine Shard +

Clay Ball

Nether Bricks Netherrack +

Clay Ball

Red Nether


Nether Wart +

Netherrack +

Clay Ball

Polished Blackstone Bricks Blackstone + Clay Ball
Deepslate Bricks Cobbled Deepslate + Clay Ball
Quartz Bricks Quartz Block + Clay Ball
Mud Bricks Mud + Clay Ball
Bricks Clay Ball
Block of


Log +


Any type of log works,

as long as they are all the same

Lava Bucket Netherrack + Bucket
Packed Mud Wheat + Mud


Forming Presses can be moved with Relocators.

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Version Date Change
1.8 12 Feb 2015 Released Master Crafting
1.15 27 Mar 2020 Changed recipes to be more consistent and add all brick types
1.16 29 Nov 2020 Master Crafters drop a custom block when moved with Relocators
1.18 23 Apr 2022 Module renamed from "Master Crafting" to "Forming Press"
Custom Crafters is now a library and no longer needs to be downloaded separately
Forming Presses are now crafted as items instead of upgraded from Custom Crafters
Updated crafting recipe
Forming Presses will drop as an item when broken instead of the crafting components
Forming Presses can no longer perform normal Custom Crafter recipes
1.19 15 Nov 2022 Added Mangrove Logs
Fixed bug where using Dark Oak Logs for the Charcoal Block recipe would always give two Charcoal Blocks
Added Deepslate Bricks, Mud Bricks, and Polished Blackstone Bricks recipes
9 April 2023 Added recipe for Wheat + Mud to give eight Packed Mud Bricks

Previous Versions

MC 1.8 Versions

In the MC 1.8 Version, the resulting item would be placed in the middle slot of the custom crafter, rather than the bottom right slot.

MC 1.8-1.14 Versions

Prior to 1.15, recipes were very limited, only yielding 4 recipes. In 1.15 the recipes were standardized, adding crafting recipes for all brick types.

MC 1.8-1.14 Old Crafting Recipes
Item Name Ingredients Recipe (Master Crafter) Additional Notes
Stone Bricks Stone + Clay Ball
Block of Coal Log
Any type of log works, as long as they are all the same
Bricks Clay Block + Ladder
Lava Bucket Bucket + Netherrack

MC 1.8-1.17 Versions

Prior to 1.18, the module was called "Master Crafting" and was an upgrade of the Custom Crafter, being able to perform normal Custom Crafter recipes along with the additional brick, lava, and coal block recipes. The Master Craftmans's workbench was created using the recipe below:

Custom Crafter

Crafting a Master Crafter converted the Custom Crafter into a Master Crafter. Additionally, breaking the Master Crafter dropped the items used to craft them instead of a custom item.