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Minecraft Grindstone Guide – Crafting Recipe & Uses

Check out this guide to know the recipe and uses of a Grindstone in Minecraft.

A Grindstone is one of those important items you may frequently require in Minecraft. This block helps a player repair or get rid of an enchantment from an item. Although, a majority of players are still unknown of this item. Hence, here is a guide featuring key information on Grindstones in Minecraft. Make sure to read till the end to know the recipe and uses of Grindstone.

How to Get Grindstone in Minecraft?

You can use any Pickaxe to mine a Grindstone in Minecraft. Besides that, here are a few other ways to obtain it:

Minecraft Grindstone Guide
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Crafting a Grindstone would require you to gather its ingredients first. Here is what you need to make a Grindstone in Minecraft:

  • 1x Stone Slab
  • 2x Sticks
  • 2x Wooden Planks

Once you have collected these ingredients place them in the 3×3 Crafting Grid in the following order:

  • Place both the 2 Sticks on the left and right corner of the top row.
  • Place the Stone Slab in the middle of the Sticks.
  • Place both the 2 Wooden Planks on the left and right corners of the middle row.

Once done correctly, you will obtain the Grindstone in Minecraft.

Village Weaponsmiths

The Grindstone is also used as Job Site Block for the Villagers. All the Villagers who seek employment at Job Site Block can be identified through their Trade Interface. As for a Grindstone, it generates near a Weaponsmith. For those who don’t know, Weaponsmiths appear as a villager with a black eye patch.

What are the Uses of Grindstone in Minecraft?

Now that you know how to obtain a Grindstone, here are its uses:

Minecraft Grindstone Guide

Repair Items & Tools

A Grindstone is used to repair any item or tool and make it even better. Further, to repair any item using a Grindstone, you will need another same item. For instance, if you want to repair a Pickaxe, you will need one more pickaxe which is as good as new. For the next step, place the broken pickaxe on the top grid and the new one at the bottom. Both of them will be combined to make a new and improved Pickaxe with more durability.

Disenchant Items

In Minecraft, a Grindstone is used to remove the enchantments from an item. Also, please keep in mind that it can’t be used to remove curses from equipment. To remove an enchantment, place the item in the top grid. It will then remove all the enchantments inflicted on that item.

That covers everything about the Grindstones in Minecraft. While you are here, make sure to check out our other Minecraft Guides on Gamer Tweak.