bladex110
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 Subject: Bladex110's guide to planning for materials Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:39 pm  
 Hello, today I am going to show you how to calculate the amount of materials required for excavating something. Weather it be a quarry or a large under ground city, you can estimate the amount of pick axes and even materials needed. Step 1Find the dimensions of what you want to mine. Step 2Find the volume (Base*Width*Hight) Step 3Divide the volume by the durability of the tool that you are using  Quote :
KEY
Gold33
Wood60
Iron251
Diamond1562
Step 4Round that number down, and divide that by two and three, respectively. Step 5Take the number that you got when you divided by two and divide it by eight, round up. Step 6 You're done! The number that you got when you divided by 8 is the amount of wood that you need. The number that you get when you divided by 3 in step 5 is the amount of materials that are required. Here's the formulaLet X equal the durability of material used [(Base*Hight*Width)/X]/3= The amount of material needed [(Base*Hight*Width)/X]/2/8=The amount of wood that you need If you just want to find the number of pick axes, you can stop at [(Base*Hight*Width)/X] Also, because shovels only require one resource per tool, the formula is the same as the one right above this text NOTE: AFTER YOU DIVIDE BY DURABILITY, ROUND UP. Quote :
 Here's an example. This is for the underground tree farm of Project Grymshire. I will be using stone tools.
[(90*90*7)/251]/3 [56,700/251]*3 (~225.89 Rounded up) 226*3 I will need 678 cobblestone
Since part of the formula is the same, I will use 226 (The number of actual tools needed)
(226/2)/8 113/8 14.125 Rounded up, I will need 15 Pieces of wood.
Hope this guide helps you with your planning! Or you could always just wing it and stop making minecraft so damn complicated... 
