Minecraft

How to Make an Iron Pickaxe

The pickaxe is one of the most basic and common mining tools in Minecraft and once you start digging, you will realize how useful this tool is. You can mine a variety of ores from this tool, or you can dig tunnels, break down walls, and much more. In this article, we are going to discuss the making of an iron pickaxe and all the necessary steps that will be required.

Required Materials Required to Make Iron Axe

You will need only two items to make the iron axe and those are mentioned below along with their required quantities.

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How to Make Iron Pickaxe

Now you can utilize the above-mentioned items and place them in the exact same order on the crafting table to make the iron pickaxe.

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In the next section, we are going to discuss how you can craft these items that are needed to make the iron axe, and let’s start with making sticks first.

How to Make Sticks

The first item that is needed for making sticks is the wooden logs and for that, you need to cut any tree that you can find. You can cut it either with your hands or using an axe which will speed up the process and will give you benefit in the long run.

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After that, you need to place a wooden log either in your own crafting grid or you can use a crafting table which is highly recommended as you can make all the items using this block. So, when you place a wooden log, you will get 4 wooden planks and if you already don’t have the crafting table in your inventory then you can make one by using these 4 wooden planks.

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Now you should get another log and then make 4 planks again and from them use any of the 2 planks to make 4 sticks.

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How to Make Iron Ingot

The second item that is needed for the recipe is to make 1 iron ingot and for that, you need to first find the iron ore and then mine it using a stone pickaxe. Keep in mind that you need at least a stone pickaxe otherwise you won’t be able to mine this ore.

How to make a Stone Pickaxe: You will need two items to make a stone pickaxe, the first one are the 3 cobblestones that you can get by mining whereas the second item is the 2 sticks.

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How to Find Iron Ore: The highest chance of finding the iron ore is by exploring the caves or tunnels so it is best for you to find these locations first. You can see the appearance of iron ore by seeing the below image as it is brown in color.

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How to Make a Furnace: After getting the iron ore you need to convert it to an iron ingot and for that, you need a furnace that can be made using 8 cobblestones.

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Now you will need to place the furnace on the ground and right-click on it which will show you two different slots, one at the bottom which is for placing any fuel like a wooden log or plank that you have already made and the top slot you need to place the block of iron ore.

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Here you need to make at least 3 iron ingots to make an iron axe which means that you need to mine 3 blocks of iron ore as well.

Conclusion

A pickaxe is one of the most useful tools when it comes to digging and mining valuable ores available in the Minecraft game. You will get the importance of this tool once you start playing this game as you require these resources to craft many useful items necessary for your survival.

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Taimoor Mohsin