Minecraft Iron pickaxe – Crafting guide

Pickaxes have different durability values depending on the material used to craft them.

Wooden pickaxe59 Durability
Stone pickaxe131 Durability
Iron pickaxe250 Durability
Golden pickaxe32 Durability
Diamond pickaxe1561 Durability
Netherite pickaxe2031 Durability

In this guide, we’ll show you how to create an iron pickaxe. What you’ll need:

Step 1 – Gather logs

Collect a few logs by punching out a tree (any kind of tree will do).

Getting logs.

Step 2 – Create planks

Using a crafting table, place the logs in any single cell of the grid to create planks in the output box.

Crafting planks.

Step 3 – Create sticks

Now, place two planks in the center column of the crafting grid, one in each of the bottom and middle cells of your crafting table to create sticks.

(You can look at your numpad, if you have one, and the placement on the crafting grid would correspond to the “2” and “5” keys, which we can refer to as cell 2 and cell 5.)

Creating sticks.

Step 4 – Mine some iron

0:26 – Using a stone pickaxe, mine two pieces of iron ore. You can generally find iron in caves or mines.

Mining iron ore.

Step 5 – Smelt the iron

0:33 – Place the iron in your furnace to smelt it into iron ingots. You can use the logs you gathered as fuel.

Smelt the iron.

Step 5 – Place the sticks

0:45 – Then place two sticks in the center column of the crafting grid, one in each of the bottom and middle cells of your crafting table.

(These would be cells 2 and 5.)

Place the sticks.

Step 6 – Place the iron ingots

0:49 – Now, place iron ingots in the top-left, middle-center, and top-right cells of the crafting grid.

(These would be cells 7, 8 and 9. )

Place the iron ingots.

Step 7 (Optional) – Put on some dancing shoes

You now have an iron pickaxe. You know what that means, right? Exactly! Now, you’ll be able to craft that jukebox you always wanted!

With a gleam in your eye, a firm grip on your pickaxe, and a song on your lips, you head towards the nearest mine in search of diamonds.

Iron pickaxe!


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Article writerIan Cruz in Freedom!

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