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Wilson Portrait
Tough enough to handle the most intense experiments.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
What's this part good for?

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Bendy thing is made of metal!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
It looks complicated.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
I'M MADE OF TOUGHER STUFF

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
It applies basic mechanical principles.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Crank-y, eh?

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
This is used to agitate the humors.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
A sturdy crank.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
A crank that will stand up to punishment.

Webber

Walani Portrait
You wanna come with me, huh?

Walani

Warly Portrait
Definitely for a cranking action of some kind.

Warly

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

Woodlegs

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 TriviaEdit

  • 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".

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Teleportato Pieces
Things Crank ThingBox ThingWooden ThingRing ThingMetal Potato Thing
(Grassy ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon)


Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenEvergreenFlower (Evil FlowerFern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTotally Normal Tree
(Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon) (Juicy Berry BushSporecapSucculentTwiggy Tree Don't Starve Together icon) (Ash TreeBamboo PatchBrainy SproutCoffee PlantElephant CactusJungle TreeMangrove TreePalm TreeRegular Jungle TreeSeaweed PlantSweet PotatoViney Bush Shipwrecked icon)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundPondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HutchRundown HouseSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
(BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon) (AntlionBat CaveGigantic BeehiveMagma Don't Starve Together icon) (Ballphin PalaceCrabbit DenDragoon DenDragoon EggFishermerm's HutMerm HutPrime Ape HutSharkitten DenShoalTidal PoolWildbore HouseWobster DenYaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationAncient StatueBasaltBonesBoulderFlotsamGramaphoneGraveHarp StatueHeadstoneMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell's DoorMaxwell StatueMaxwell's LightMerm HeadNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPig HeadPillarsRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmiteSunken BoatSuspicious Dirt PileTouch StoneThulecite Wall
(Glommer's StatueMini Glacier Reign of Giants icon) (Ancient ChestAncient GatewayAncient MuralAncient ObeliskCave HoleFlorid PosternLakeLoot StashMarble SculpturesMeteor BoulderMoon StonePetrified TreeRock DenStagehandSuspicious MarbleSuspicious Moonrock Don't Starve Together icon) (Charcoal BoulderCoral ReefCrateDebrisElectric IsoscelesGunpowder BarrelKrissureLava PoolLimestone WallLimpet RockMagma PileMussel BedObsidian BoulderObsidian WorkbenchPoisonous HoleRawlingSteamer TrunkSandy PileSeaworthySlot MachineSuspicious BubblesTar SlickVolcanoVolcano Altar of SnackrificeWatery GraveWildbore HeadWoodlegs' CageWreckX Marks the Spot Shipwrecked icon)
Things Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(Star-Sky Don't Starve Together icon) (FishboneGrassy ThingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon)