How to make a grindstone in Minecraft: Crafting guide, recipe & uses

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Minecraft players can use a Grindstone if they’d like to remove and repair weapon enhancements. So it’s vital to learn the recipe. Here’s how to craft a Grindstone in Minecraft.

In Minecraft, your favorite weapon may be in need of a repair, or perhaps you want to remove an enchantment entirely. But to do this, you’ll need to create a Grindstone to repair and remove enhancements from weapons.

Grindstones in Minecraft can massively cut down the crafting process in the game and also keep your most beloved loot in good condition so it’s an important resource to have.

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If you’re a relatively new player, however, you might not know the recipe needed to craft a Grindstone so our guide has you covered.


An image showing the recipe to make sticks for a grindstone in MinecraftMojang Studios
Making a grindstone requires quite a few items.

How to make a grindstone in Minecraft

In order to make a grindstone in Minecraft, you’ll first need to obtain the appropriate materials. Fortunately, these are incredibly easy to acquire and can be obtained at the start of every new world. 

  • Smelt 3x cobblestone into stone.
  • Craft any type of wood into 2x wooden planks and craft the planks into x2 sticks.
  • Craft the 3x stone into a stone slab.

Minecraft grindstone recipe

After obtaining the items listed above, you should be left with the following items for your grindstone recipe:

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  • 2x sticks 
  • 1x stone slab
  • 2x planks 
An image showing the grindstone after it has been made with a recipe and the crafting table in MinecraftMojang Studios
This is what your crafting table should look like.

How to craft a grindstone in Minecraft

Once you’ve completed the above steps, you’ll then need to craft it. To do so, you’ll need to open the Crafting Table, which can be done by pressing ‘E’ on PC, ‘Square’ on PlayStation, or ‘X’ on Xbox. For mobile users, you’ll simply need to tap the icon element with the three dots located at the bottom right of your screen.

Next, place all of the items you previously crafted into the crafting grid in the precise manner as shown above, and you’ll see the grindstone appear in the UI element to the right of the arrow. Place it into your inventory and voilà – you’ve now got your very own grindstone!

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So, there you have it – everything you need to craft to make the grindstone recipe in Minecraft. 

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