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Flax Gin

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Size 7x11
Where Compound

Base description

The flax gin is an automated machine which turns rotten flax into Straw, Tow and Lint. In that respect, it processes flax in the same way as you would do on a Flax Comb or a Hackling Rake, but automatically.

  • The device has a 200 rotten flax capacity without the base & hopper upgrade, 600 with the first upgrade, and 1200 with the second upgrade.
  • The processing takes place at a speed of about 1 rotten flax per 2 minutes. In other words: 30 rotten flax per (teppy) hour.
  • You can increase the output speed via tuning with the Mechanics skill and by installing a Springbox.

Use of the Flax Gin

It requires 2 people to start the machine. First one person starts the machine, then another person has to stabilize the mechanism. This action must be done within a certain amount of time. The one starting it needs the Flax Automation skill and a level requirement (known to be >7 and believed to be 10). The second one needs only to be level 10 to stabilize. Once this is done, the flax machine operates fully automatically.

  • It appears that the time frame for the second person to stabilize it is long enough for 1 person to switch to spouse login, and do the stabilizing.
    • (This has definitely NOT been my experience, so don't count on it.)
  • If for some reason the stabilizing isn't done in time, no resources are lost. Just take out the flax, reset the machine (separate option) and start over.


This building becomes available once you've learned the Flax Automation skill.


Initial build

Upgrade base and hopper

Requires Structure Reinforcement and increases capacity to 600 Rotten Flax

Further upgrade the base and hopper

Requires Structure Reinforcement 2 and increases capacity to 1200 Rotten Flax

Additional Information

You will not get any upgrade stuff back when you salvage an upgraded Flaxgin at salvage level 7.


Below values are rough measurements and not a exact time.

Tuning level Speed
0 1 rotten flax in 120 teppyseconds
1 1 rotten flax in 110 teppyseconds
2 1 rotten flax in 100 teppyseconds