How To Make A Grindstone In Minecraft? Learn All The Steps For Making A Grindstone


How to make a Grindstone in Minecraft? The Grindstone is one of the many special items in Minecraft and Like all items, it has its own special method for crafting. Read this article to learn how to make a Grindstone in Minecraft.

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Majong Studios. The game was released way back in 2001. It’s been almost a decade since its launch but it still continues to be globally popular. It has millions of players around the world. The main reason behind its popularity is the creative space that it provides for the players. The game has plenty of items that players can craft and create. The Grindstone is one such item and you can learn all about it in the article below.

What is a Grindstone in Minecraft?

The Grindstone is a special tool that allows players to combine two items of the same type. This combination results in a new item of the same type. This new item will have the sum of the durability of the original item with an addition of up to 5% of the maximum durability of the item type. But players have to keep in mind that this process will remove any enhancements that were made to the original two items, but will return an amount of experience based on the number and level of the enchants. 


Grindstone Minecraft Recipe?

The Grindstone is a great item for turning accumulated enchanted items into XP. It is quite easy to craft once you’ve acquired the required materials. You can find the materials listed below,

  • Two Sticks
  • Two Wooden Planks
  • One stone slab
  • Crafting Table

Once you’ve acquired the items, you can use the crafting table to craft the items. Scroll down to get all the steps in detail

Steps for Making a Grindstone in Minecraft

In a Nutshell:

To make a grindstone, open the crafting table UI. Place a stick and plank in the first two boxes of the first and third column, then a stone slab in the center of first row. Your grindstone has been made, now simply the Grindstone and drag it into your own inventory.

Step-by-Step Guide(with Pictures):

Here is the step-by-step pictorial guide you need to follow to make a Grindstone in Minecraft:

Start by gathering some cobblestone. Take a pickaxe and break some nearby stone to get cobblestone.

Using a pickaxe to break some nearby stone to get cobblestone in Minecraft

Take your cobblestone and place it into a furnace to make regular stone. Wait for it to finish cooking. You will need at least three regular stone pieces to make stone slabs.

Crafting stone in Minecraft

While your stone is cooking, chop down some trees. Turn your logs into planks and save at least two of them. Turn some wooden planks into sticks by placing them in your crafting menu.

Crafting Stick

Turn your stone into stone slabs by placing them in a row in a crafting table.

Crafting Stone Slab

Place a stone slab in the middle. Put two sticks on either side of the stone slab and place two wooden planks below the sticks. It does not matter which type of plank you use to make the grindstone.

Crafting Grindstone in Minecraft

That’s it! Your grindstone is ready for use.

How does a Grindstone work?

Place your grindstone down and right click to open its UI.

Grindstone UI in Minecraft

You will see two slots at the left and the right slot will show you what you will get. Placing two of the same tool will repair the item. Both items in the left slots will be consumed when you click the resulting tool.

Crafting Iron Pickaxe in Minecraft

You can also place any enchanted book or tool into the grindstone to get the regular base item. This will remove any enchantments, except for curses, and give you some XP.

Crafting a book in Minecraft

This can be useful for turning any useless book into XP or for removing the level penalty on a tool. If you did not know, every time a tool is used in an anvil for combining enchantments or repairs, the next time you do so will cost more levels. A grindstone will remove every enchantment and also reset this level penalty.

In shorts steps

You can craft your Grindstone through the below-given steps, 

  • Open the Crating menu.
  • In the first row, place a stick in the first and third box. In the middle place one stone slab,
  • In the second row, place one wooden plank in the first box and one wooden plank in the third. Leave the middlebox empty.

This is the recipe for crafting and Grindstone and the materials have to be placed in the exact same order. Once you’ve placed them, you can drag the Grindstone and place it in your inventory

How to Use a Grindstone in Minecraft?

The Grindstone is pretty simple to use. Here is how you can use it,

  • Once you’ve crafted the Grindstone, place it down and open its UI.
  • You can see two slots on the left. Placing two of the same tool in it will repair them.
  • If you click the resulting tool, they will be consumed and result in a new tool.
  • You can also place any enchanted book or tool in the grindstone to get the regular base item.
  • Doing this will remove all enchantments, except curses and rewards you with XP.

Apart from crafting new tools, the Grindstons is also quite useful for turning useless enchanted items into XP


How Many Editions Does Minecraft Have?

The game has a total of ten editions spanning across different platforms. You can find them listed below,

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • PS3
  • PS4
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10
  • Education Edition
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