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How to Make a Stonecutter in Minecraft

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If you’re tired of having a bunch of Cobblestone lying around, you can use a Stonecutter to turn this mining byproduct into a beautiful building material. To make a Stonecutter in Minecraft, you only need a couple of simple ingredients.

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    What You Need to Make a Stonecutter

    Making a stonecutter from 3 stone blocks an 1 iron ingot.

    If you want to make a Stonecutter, you will have to use 3 Stone and 1 Iron Ingot. Place the 3 Stone on either the middle or the bottom row of a Crafting Table, and then put the Iron Ingot above the central Stone block.

    How to Get Stone Blocks and Iron Ingots

    It’s possible for you to make Stone blocks by placing Cobblestone blocks into a Furnace. Essentially, you need to cook the Cobblestone like how you would cook food. After the white progress arrow fills up, a block of Stone will appear in the right slot of a Furnace.

    To make Iron Ingots, you will need to mine Raw Iron from blocks of Iron Ore. You won’t have to dig too deep to find some, as these grey and brown blocks can be found between layers 1 to 63.

    The Difference Between the Java Edition and Bedrock Edition Stonecutter Crafting Recipes

    In the Java Edition of the game, you must use 3 blocks of regular Stone to make a Stonecutter (in addition to 1 Iron Ingot). You can’t use Cobblestone or any other substitutes in the crafting recipe.

    However, in the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, you can use any kind of stone block. As such, you can swap out the regular Stone blocks for Granite, Andesite, Cobblestone, and more. On top of this, you can also use these various kinds of stone blocks at the same time. For example, you can make a Stonecutter in the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft with 1 Cobblestone, 1 Andesite, 1 Granite, and 1 Iron Ingot.

    What You Can Do With a Stonecutter

    Using a stonecutter to turn cobblestone into cobblestone walls.

    Stonecutters are excellent tools for turning boring blocks that you accumulate while mining into visually refined variations. However, you can also use Stonecutters to shape various kinds of stone blocks into slabs, stairs, and walls as well. As such, you can make a ton of different blocks from basic and common resources. If you ever get bored with your current base, make sure to use a Stonecutter for an easy way to make many appealing decorative blocks.

    List of Blocks That You Can Use With a Stonecutter

    • Cobblestone
    • Mossy Cobblestone
    • Stone
    • Smooth Stone
    • Stone Bricks
    • Mossy Stone Bricks
    • Granite
    • Polished Granite
    • Diorite
    • Polished Diorite
    • Andesite
    • Polished Andesite
    • Sandstone
    • Smooth Sandstone
    • Red Sandstone
    • Smooth Red Sandstone
    • Prismarine
    • Prismarine Bricks
    • Dark Prismarine
    • Block of Quartz
    • Smooth Quartz
    • Purpur Blocks
    • Bricks
    • Nether Bricks
    • Red Nether Bricks
    • Basalt
    • End Stone
    • End Stone Bricks
    • Blackstone
    • Polished Blackstone
    • Any kind of Copper Block

    Using a Stonecutter as a Job Site Block for Villagers

    Like with other job site blocks, such as a Fletching Table, a Stonecutter can turn an unemployed Villager into one with a profession. To do so, place a Stonecutter near to an unemployed Villager. If said unemployed Villager interacts with the Stonecutter, they’ll become a Stone Mason Villager. After they get their new job, you can trade with the new Stone Mason Villager for stone-related goods.