Stone crafter is the skill associated with the stonecrafting labor. Stonecrafters make stone craft goods, such as mugs, crafts, instruments, and toys as well as short swords, jugs, pots, nest boxes and hives at a craftsdwarf's workshop. On maps with an obsidian layer, embarking with a Proficient stonecrafter can produce more valuable obsidian trade goods for your early exchanges with the caravans and also provide short swords for your military and any weapon traps you choose to build.
Because stone exists in abundance and is rather a nuisance than a valuable resource in most fortresses, turning some unemployed dwarfs into stonecrafters and have them creating rock goods is a good way to get rid of some stone while also creating some value and providing some jobs when the economy becomes active. See stone management for other ways to control your stone production.
- Rock Short Swords in 2010 work differently from prior versions. Many stones can be used to make 'Rock Short Swords', but the end result seems to only be a wooden short sword of higher quality than what would be expected for the craftsdwarf's skill.
- Skilled stone crafters can produce up to 3 objects at a time from a single stone.