Quote from 0_Zippy
The name "tinkering table" is very... silly. It's very unbalanced, because it costs 4 experience levels just to alter the aesthetics of something. While you can get a mediocre enchantment/give a small durability boost to a tool for just 1 level. And to change the aesthetics of an item, it could just use up some dye while possibly using a crafting table to do it, instead of implementing a whole new type of crafting table just to change the color/look of things. No support.
Alright, I understand and respect your opinion, but I think I should just tidy a few things up. First of all, you are very right about the level cost, I think that is reasonable, and so reducing the number of levels to 1 is a very good idea indeed, I see that now. But I believe just using dye on a crafting bench somehow remover the 'flavour' from the whole thing. Also, it removes the effort. THese items are not meant to be used to 'build with,' but simply to admire and use in specialist circumstances. You clearly use your levels entirely for clear benefits, which I understand, but we are very different types of players clearly.