How to dewax your copper in Minecraft
A Guide to Preserving its Shine
Copper, one of the newer additions to Minecraft's block palette, adds a touch of elegance and variety to your builds. However, over time, copper blocks naturally oxidize and develop a greenish-blue patina, losing their original shiny appearance. Fortunately, with the introduction of the waxing feature in Minecraft, you can now prevent copper from oxidizing and maintain its lustrous shine. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps of dewaxing your copper in Minecraft.
What You'll Need:
Before we begin, make sure you have the following materials:
- Copper Blocks: Obtain copper blocks by mining copper ore underground or crafting them using copper ingots.
- Honeycomb: Honeycombs can be harvested from beehives or bee nests using shears. Alternatively, you can trade with a beekeeper villager.
- Cauldron: Craft a cauldron using seven iron ingots arranged in a "U" shape in the crafting table.
To wax your copper, you'll need honeycombs. You can find beehives in flower-filled biomes, and honeycombs can be harvested from them using shears. Alternatively, trade with a beekeeper villager to acquire honeycombs.
Craft a Cauldron:
Craft a cauldron using seven iron ingots arranged in a "U" shape in the crafting table. The cauldron will serve as a container for your waxing process.
Fill the Cauldron with Honeycombs:
Place the cauldron in a convenient location within your Minecraft world. Right-click on the cauldron while holding the honeycombs in your hand to fill it with wax.
Waxing the Copper Blocks:
Now it's time to apply the wax to your copper blocks. Right-click on the cauldron filled with honeycombs, and your character will be covered in wax. Stand close to the copper blocks you wish to preserve, and right-click on each one to apply the wax. The copper blocks will transform into waxed copper blocks, and their original shine will be retained.
Note: Waxing prevents copper blocks from oxidizing, but it does not reverse the oxidation process of already-oxidized copper blocks.
Maintenance and Longevity:
To further protect your waxed copper blocks from the elements, you can encase them in blocks that prevent direct contact with water, such as glass or other non-waterloggable blocks.
Preserving the shiny appearance of copper blocks in Minecraft is now possible thanks to the waxing feature. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can dewax your copper and maintain its lustrous beauty for all your architectural endeavors. So, embrace the elegance of copper in Minecraft, and let your builds shine with the timeless brilliance of waxed copper blocks.