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How do you make a bucket in Minecraft?

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Make a bucket in the PC version of Minecraft with three iron ingots arranged appropriately in a crafting table, as of November 2014. Buckets transport water, milk and lava safely from one location to another.

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  1. Gather iron ingots

    Create iron ingots by smelting iron ore in a furnace. Each ingot requires wood, coal, lava or another combustible material to fuel the furnace with iron ore in the top square.

  2. Arrange ingots in a crafting table

    Place one iron ingot in the bottom-center square of a crafting table. Place another ingot in the middle-right square, and a third ingot in the middle-left square to complete a "V" shape. This produces a bucket in the square to the right of the grid. Place the item in your inventory after its creation.

  3. Stack buckets

    Store up to 16 empty buckets in one storage square within your inventory or in a chest. Filled buckets cannot be stacked, as of November 2014.

  4. Retrieve liquids

    Right-click on non-flowing blocks of water and lava, while holding a bucket, to fill the container with liquid. Right-click on a cow to fill the bucket with milk. Empty the bucket by right-clicking on the empty block where you want the liquid to go while holding a full bucket. Drink milk to cure your character from poisons, or use the substance to make foods such as cake.

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