Turns out there's a pretty cool New World engineering exploit where you can convert wood into rare metal ingots.
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This New World exploit will let you turn lumber into steel, wyrdwood into starmetal, and ironwood into orichalcum ingots. It's a really cool New World glitch that lets you convert your wood into metal, which is really nice when you have excess wood.
Also you get to level up New World engineering fast with this trick. It's a really neat way to grind out starmetal and steel, even orichalcum.
Now you know the New world crafting cheat, hopefully there are more to come.