Tool Recipes for Minecraft 1.5.2/1.6
Axes: Axes are used to chop any wood-related blocks. Axes work faster than chopping blocks apart by hand. To craft an axe, place two sticks in a crafting window and place three pieces of ore/ingots in the top left-hand corner of the recipe window. Players can use sticks, wooden planks, cobblestone, iron ingots, gold ingots, and diamond gems to craft various types of axes.
Pickaxes: The Pickaxe recipe is similar to the axe recipe. The same types of blocks can be used for the blade (wooden planks, cobblestone, iron ingots, gold ingots, and diamond gems), although a slightly different formation is used. Three ore blocks are placed on the top row of a 3×3 crafting window while two sticks are placed vertically beneath that row. Pickaxes can be used to mine any stone blocks, iron blocks, and ore.
Shovels: Shovels are used to dig through gravel, snow, grass, sand and dirt. Shovels work faster than digging by hand, and players need to use shovels if they want to dig snowballs. To craft a shovel, place two sticks vertically in the crafting window and place a wooden plank, cobblestone, iron ingot, gold ingot, or diamond gem overtop of those two wooden sticks.
Hoes: Hoes are used to till dirt and grass blocks. This will help prepare the terrain for planting crops. To craft a hoe, place two sticks vertically in the crafting window then add wooden planks, cobblestones, iron ingots, gold ingots, or diamond gems to the two left squares in the top row of the 3×3 window.
Flint and Steel: Flint and steel is crafted by combining an iron ingot and flint opposite from one another in the crafting window. Flint and Steel can be used to create fires.
Buckets: Place two iron ingots in the middle row and one iron ingot on the bottom row of a 3×3 grid in order to create a bucket. Buckets can transport milk, lava, and water around the world.
Compass: Compasses will guide players to their original spawn point. Compasses are created by surrounding one Redstone Dust with four iron ingots in a 3×3 crafting window.
Maps: When holding a map, players will automatically craft an image of the surrounding area as they walk around. Maps are useful for path-finding, exploration, and finding your way back home. To craft a map, place 8 pieces of paper around the edge of a 3×3 crafting window and place a compass at the center of that window.
Clock: A clock will display positions of the sun and the moon, although it won’t give players the precise time of day. To craft a clock, place one Redstone Dust at the center of a 3×3 crafting window and surround it with four gold ingots to the top, bottom, left, and right.
Fishing Rod: Fishing rods can be crafted by placing three sticks in a diagonal line across the crafting window before adding two pieces of string from one end of the rod. Fishing rods are a useful way to catch fish, but they can also be used to drag mobs, enemies, and other characters closer to the player.
Shears: Shears are crafted by placing two iron ingots diagonally from one another in a crafting window. Shears are used to collect wool from sheep, although they can also be used to collect leaves, vines, and tall grass. Players can use shears to break down webs and wool faster than they would be able to break it down by hand.
Fire Charge: Players can light blocks and mobs on fire by using the Fire Charge. To craft a Fire Charge, place Blaze Powder, coal, and gunpowder on top of one another in a 3×3 crafting window. Fire Charges can also be used to create fire, and they can be shot out of dispensers for added convenience.