I was trying to build an iron hatchet today, but suddenly I noticed I couldn't make any part with iron! Any other material like cobblestone or wood works, but not Iron. It just doesn't show anything on the right.

I think it has something to do with the new Hexxit Update. A few days ago I had made an iron Mattock, but after updating yesterday I can't. You can actually see the mattock there in the hotbar.

Am I the only one? Is it a bug? How do I fix it?

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Looking at the Minecraft Forum post for Tinkers Construct, and this is at the top of the post:

Metal parts, including iron, have to be made with metal casts and the Smeltery. Casts are crafted by pouring Aluminum Brass/Gold on a tool part.

  • whao! thankk you so much! that was really helpful. I guess it must be the nw tinkers Contruct update then! Thank you
    – kwan
    Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 16:55
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    @kwan Since this seems to have helped, it is custom to click the "accept answer" checkmark - that way Duffman3005 gets a 15 rep bonus (and don't forget you can upvote now)
    – Zommuter
    Commented Aug 18, 2013 at 10:03

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