Success in Minecraft can be a struggle that leaves you frequently building, breaking, gathering, and fighting for survival and superiority. With so much laboring to do, it’s fitting that you can make a grindstone, one of the universal symbols of hard work, to help you on your way. Knowing how to make a grindstone is a great skill to have that will give you the ability to repair the many items you’ll be wearing down and breaking on your journey. It also allows you to remove enchantments from items if you ever need to make changes to them. You’ll likely end up needing to repair or disenchant an item at some point in Minecraft, so knowing how to make a grindstone will be very valuable!
Creating Grindstone Guide
Time needed: 10 minutes.
To make a grindstone in Minecraft, you need to find sticks, planks, and a stone slab. These are readily available items that you may even have left over from another crafting project. Don’t worry if you don’t already have them, as they can all be easily made from widely found resources. Once you have all your ingredients, you’ll be ready to learn how to make a grindstone in Minecraft!
- Get Planks
Making a grindstone in Minecraft is already pretty approachable, but you’ll save even more time since one of the ingredients is actually made out of another item you’ll need. For this reason, you’ll first want to check off the 6 planks required from your list. Planks can be easily made out of any type of wood available in Minecraft, and wood can be mined from trees that are found throughout the game. You can get planks by placing wood or logs into any square of the crafting grid either in your inventory or at a crafting table. Each unit of wood or log yields 4 planks, so you’ll even have some left over. You’re one step closer to knowing how to make a grindstone in Minecraft once you have 6 planks.
- Get Sticks
Feel free to hang out at the same crafting grid you just used to make planks since you can also use it to make sticks. You need 2 sticks to make a grindstone, but they can be made with little effort from the planks you just crafted. Simply place 2 sets of planks one above the other in either the crafting grid in your inventory or at a crafting table. They can be placed anywhere in the crafting grid as long as they’re placed this way. If done correctly, this should produce 4 sticks that can be moved to your inventory.
Alternatively, sticks can be made using 2 units of bamboo in the same arrangement described above. This method only yields 1 stick per 2 pieces of bamboo, but it can still be a helpful option if bamboo is all you have or you have a bunch of it taking up space in your inventory. You’re ready for the next step of making a grindstone in Minecraft after you have 2 sticks!
- Get Stone Blocks
You’ll need to find stone blocks before making the last item on your ingredient list. It’s relatively easy to find stone blocks, since they’re one of the most widely generated types of blocks in the game. You can find them throughout underground areas in the Overworld or just by simply digging a few layers down in most places in the game. They can also be found as part of mountains, often forming their surfaces. Regular stone is required for making a grindstone in Minecraft – it can’t be another stone like blackstone.
Finding stone bricks isn’t difficult, but acquiring them is a bit trickier. The best method to get the stone you’ll need is to mine stone blocks using a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch. This will cause the brick to drop a stone block upon breaking. If you mine a stone block with a regular pickaxe, it will drop a block of cobblestone that will need to be refined at a furnace before it can be used to make a grindstone. If you mine stone blocks with anything other than a pickaxe, then they won’t drop anything. If you choose the method that requires a furnace, be sure to save time by using the best fuel sources for the task. Once you have 3 stone blocks, head to a crafting table to make the last ingredient needed to make a grindstone!
- Get a Stone Slab
The last item needed to make a grindstone in Minecraft will be 1 stone slab. To make a stone slab, take 3 stone blocks to a crafting table and place all 3 of them in any row as long as they’re in the same row. Doing this will give you 6 stone slabs, but 1 will be all you need. Now you’re ready for the last step of making a grindstone in Minecraft!
- Make a Grindstone
It’s time to make a grindstone now that you have all the ingredients. It won’t be long before you’re able to repair or disenchant any item that needs it. To make a grindstone in Minecraft, you’ll have to return to the crafting table and bring up the crafting grid. Place 1 stone slab into the top center square, then place the 2 sticks in the top corners with the 2 sets of planks below the sticks. If done correctly, this should yield your own grindstone. Now you know how to make a grindstone in Minecraft!
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