Tool: Torch

Name: Torch
Type: Tool, Item/Material
Source: Player, Crafting Table
Stackable/Qty: Yes (64)
Crafting Recipe: 4 Torches
1 Stick & 1 Coal

torch

A torch is one of the most used tools in Minecraft and provides an easy for a player to light up an area at night as well as an underground chamber, tunnel or stairs.

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An underground hallway is easier to see with torches.

Item: Wooden Stairs

Name: Wooden Stairs
Type: Item/Material
Source: Crafting Table
Stackable/Qty: Yes (64)
Crafting Recipe: 4 Wooden Stairs
6 Planks

wooden_stairs

Stairs are used to create stairways on stacked blocks allowing the play to climb or decend without having to jump to another block level, players can also run up & down stairs without stopping.

Item: Ingots (Iron, Gold)

Name: Ingots (Iron, Gold)
Type: Item/Material
Source: Player, Crafting Table, Furnance
Stackable/Qty: Yes (64)
Furnance: 1 Raw Iron/Gold Block –> 1 Iron/Gold Ingot
Crafting Recipe: 9 Ingots
1 Block

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While a block is a best way to store Iron, you can convert blocks back to ingots (or diamonds) by using a crafting table, block apply to Iron, Gold, & Diamonds.

Item: Leather

Name: Leather
Type: Item/Material
Source: Player, Crafting Table, Drop (Cow)
Stackable/Qty: Yes (64)
Crafting Recipe: 1 Leather
4 Rabbit Hides

craft_leather

Leather is a natural drop when a Cow is killed by a player (in addition to raw beef.)  Leather can also be crafted from rabbit hides (dropped when a rabbit is killed.)  Use 4 rabbit hides to craft a single leather item.