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Useful Tools for Minecraft Players

A useful collection of tools and calculators for Minecraft players to use as they build and explore their amazing Minecraft worlds.

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Direction Finder


This is a great way to know the exact direction to travel when you know your start and end coordinates. This can be really useful if you’re flying long distances, especially in the End over the void.

Just enter in the start and end coordinates and you will see exactly what angle to travel and also see how many meters the trip will be. Chad from OMGcraft did a video explaining it, too!

To see what direction you are facing use the F3 menu and look at the ‘Facing:’ line on the left side. The first number on that line is the direction you are facing in degrees. Turn to the correct angle and start your journey in the most direct route!

F3 menu showing the direction
X coordinateZ Coordinate
X coordinateZ Coordinate
Travel at this angle Your trip will be this many Meters Approximate, Direct route travel times (across flat terrain): Walking / sprinting: TBD flying: TBD

Nether Portal Calculator

Find out where to place your Minecraft Nether portals

Use this calculator to figure out the placement for your portals so they align as accurately as they can with each other.

If you’re having trouble correctly linking portals, many times it can help to tear one down and create a new one based on the two portals being as close to these exact locations as possible. This can be especially useful if you have many portals in a small area that are not linking correctly. 

The Y position does come into play when determining the most accurate postion of a portal. Starting with v1.15 you can now link to portals that are above the bedrock in the Nether. Check the 'Above Nether Ceiling Linking' box if you want to link to a portal that is already above the bedrock in the Nether. If you haven't gone above the bedrock in the Nether yet, leave the checkbox empty. If you are using a version older than 1.15 leave the checkbox empty as well.

X coordinateY coordinateZ Coordinate
Nether LocationX coordinateY coordinateZ Coordinate

Block Path

FIND OUT WHere to place blocks in Minecraft to build accurate ramps, Angled walls, Torch Trails, Lamp posts, and more!

This web app will give you all the correct postions for blocks between any two locations.

A few possible examples would be to get the block locations for a long ramp, a road at an angle, walls that are not straight or that may go up hill, large rooftops or locations to place lamp posts on an angled path every 15 blocks.

Simply input the start and end locations for the blocks. If it will be used for a solid structure such as a road or a wall you set the spacing to 1 so there are no gaps. If you are using it to determine blocks that will be spaced out such as lamp posts or torches along a road you would enter in the distance between each item.

If you are building a roof or a ramp and you want the incline to be smoother select the ‘use half slabs’ option and then slabs will be indicated in the Y position by the '.5' addition.

The data will first list the block number, then the X, Y and Z coordinates in that order. For large results you can scroll to see the full list.

X coordinateY coordinateZ Coordinate
X coordinateY coordinateZ Coordinate
Block Spacing Set to 1 for solid walls/ramps
Block Locations #, X, Y, Z position

Poison Potato Item Pack

Adds over 160 items you can use to decorate your Minecraft Java world

You can finally have a real use for all of those poison potatoes that you get in your world! With this pack you can change a poison potato into any of these custom item textures when you rename it in an anvil.

Place the pack into your ‘resourcepack’ directory to install it. Simply put a poisonous potato into an anvil and rename it with one of the names listed in the read me included with the download. You must be running OptiFine in order to use this pack.

The pack is great to use with item frames and includes new textures such as letters for signs, arrows, food items, tools, gems, light and mechanical panels and more!

The latest version requires Minecraft Java 1.13.x or later to run. If you are using an earlier version of Minecraft try to use the 1.02 version of the pack.

Download the Poison Potato Item Pack v2.0Download the Poison Potato Item Pack v1.02
Custom poison potato items shown covering a large wall.
Custom poison potato items in a small room showing a small eating area, computer workstation and a stereo.
A rustic wook shop scene with custom sinage letters spelling out 'wood shop' on the front.

Building Guides for Minecraft Players

EBook with Guides to help you build angled walls, circles, arches, rooftops, pathways and more! Includes over 20 pages that are set up to print at home. 

The ebook contains over 40 pages of color guides that help you with your Minecraft builds. Covering topics such as angled walls and buildings, circles, triangles, arches, rooftops, pathways, and unique barriers! It’s a great way to improve and expand your Minecraft worlds!

The full book also has more than 20 additional pages (including 4 different layout sheets) that are set up to print at home so you can use them as a reference while you play the game and design your buildings.

If you don’t want to purchase the full book you can get the Print at Home Pages separately instead. This ebook ONLY contains the print at home pages. Including layout sheets, angled walls, triangles, circles, paths, arches and roofs, but not all of the information, tips and tricks or barriers section.

These ebooks are based on my popular reddit and twitter posts. Additional info and tips have been added. The reddit posts made it to the front page of reddit numerous times and had over 140k upvotes between them.


Go to the Full ebook product page - $3.25USGo to the print Only Product Page - $1.25US
Guide Book Cover and Table of Contents
Guide Book Sample Page
Guide Book Sample Page


pick up some awesome clothing for the Gamer in all of us

Visit our Threadless shop to see the different shirts available! If you ever want a color or item that isn't listed just contact me and I can add it.


See all the Shirts & Visit the ShopA dark blue shirt that says 'Keep calm and craft on'. There is a small block icon at the top and bottom.
A dark red shirt that says 'Keep calm and don't dig straight down'. There is a small block icon at the top and bottom.A black shirt that says 'Keep calm and mine ore'. There is a small block icon at the top and bottom.

What?! This isn't for Minecraft! Extra Stuff

Stardew Valley Bundles and Museum Checklist

Here is a checklist for Stardew Valley that covers the items you need for the Community Center bundles and the items needed for the Museum donations. The 2 Page PDF can be printed on one sheed double sided. It is 11x8.5 inches. (Free / Pay what you want)


Go To the Stardew Valley Checklist Download Page
Stardew Valley Checklist preview


All about These Tools

These are all tools that I created to help me while I play Minecraft. I wanted to make these available in case they might help other people as they play and build in their world.

If you have any suggestions for the site or ideas for new textures in the Potato Pack feel free to contact me! As I update the Potato Pack with new textures I'll post the update here so you can have the new textures as I add them.