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

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Grindstones enable Minecraft players to repair and remove weapon enchantments, which makes them an important addition to any world – so if you’re looking to find out how to make and craft them, we’ve got the recipe you need right here. 

Whether you’re looking to repair your favorite items in Minecraft or wish to remove an enchantment from a specific weapon, you’ll need to build a grindstone to do so.

However, if you’re new to the game’s blocky world, then you may not know the recipe for making one, which can definitely impact your overall survivability.

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A key item that every Minecraft player should know how to make, a grindstone can repair existing items, cutting down on lengthy crafting processes to help keep your most prized loot in good condition. 


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:

  • 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.

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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!

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

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