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My Time at Sandrock

How to Build a Grinder

Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a guide on how to unlock and build a Grinder in My Time at Sandrock.

How to Get the Grinder Blueprint

In order to build a Grinder on the Assembly Station, you’ll need to obtain the Grinder blueprint from Qi. It costs x3 Data Discs and it’ll take 1 day to prepare. When it’s ready, Qi will send you the blueprint in the mail!

You can purchase the blueprint for a grinder from Qi with 3 Data Discs.

Materials Required to Build a Grinder

Icon Material Amount
Item_Drop_Brick.png Bricks x6
Item_Drop_Bearing.png Bearing x2
Item_Drop_Bar_Bronze.png Bronze Bars x4

In order to make a Grinder, you’ll need x4 Bronze Bars, x2 Bearings and x6 Bricks. In total, you’ll need the following raw resources to get the required materials:

  • 24 Stone Item_Drop_Rock_0.png or Stone Scraps Item_StoneWaste_pz.png (Bricks are a random drop)
  • 8 Tin Ore Item_Drop_Ore_Tin.png
  • 12 Copper Ore Item_Drop_Ore_Copper.png
  • Mechanical Scraps Item_IronWaste_qb 1.png- Bearings are a random drop so you’ll want to get as much as you can.

How to Get Bricks

Bricks can be obtained in a few different ways. You could either put stone scraps in a Recycler, but as with all things recycled, there’s no guarantee you will get bricks. If you have lots of Stone Scraps, then this might be the way to go!

Alternatively, you could place Stones in a furnace. If you want to learn how to make a furnace, head over to our guide!

Icon Material Amount
Item_Drop_Rock_0.png Stone 4

You’ll need 4 Stones for every 1 Brick, so in total you’ll need 32 Stones. Luckily, Stones are really easy to come by, just head out and find some gravel stones near your yard and mine them with your pickhammer!

Bricks can be made in the furnace as well as obtained from the recycler.

How to Get Bearings

Bearings can be obtained from Mechanical Scrap, which can be mined from various scrap piles in Eufaula Salvage. Place the Mechanical Scraps into the Recycler and you’ll have a chance of recycling the scraps into bearings. The drops are random so you may need to collect more or less scraps depending on your luck. You need 4 Bearings.

Bearings can be obtained from recycling mechanical scraps.

How to Make Bronze Bars

Bronze Bars can be made in the Furnace with x3 Copper Ore and x3 Tin Ore. You’ll need to build a furnace before you can forge Bronze Bars yourself!

The only way to obtain these materials is to mine them in Eufaula Salvage Abandoned Ruins.

Icon Material Amount
Item_Drop_Ore_Tin.png Tin Ore x2
Item_Drop_Ore_Copper.png Copper Ore x3

How to Get Copper Ore

Copper Ore is the most abundant ore in the mines. It can be found on the first level of the Abandoned Ruins and you’ll be able to get hundreds of the stuff in no time. You’ll get the most Copper Ore from mining big Copper Crystals found in the mines, but you’ll also get some ore from clearing the blue-brown debris that blocks your path. You’ll need x15 copper ore to make 5 Bronze Bars.

Copper Ore is found on every level of the Abandoned Ruins.

How to Get Tin Ore

Tin Ore can only be found in the mines once you’ve reached and unlocked at least the 3rd level of the Abandoned Ruins. To get to deeper levels of the mine, you need to search for door ways and holes downwards - most of the time they’ll be hidden behind depris so you’ll need to dig through it. It can be mined from silver spikey crystals. Once you’re at levels lower than the 3rd level, tin ore is very common and easy to mine. You’ll need x10 Tin Ore to make 5 Bronze Bars.

(1 of 2) Tin Ore is found on the deeper levels (after 3rd level)

Tin Ore is found on the deeper levels (after 3rd level) (left), the tin ore is spiky and silver. (right)

Alternatively, if you don’t fancy going mining, you can purchase Bronze Bars from Hammertime - the smithing shop. Prices fluctuate in Sandrock, but one Bronze Bar will cost around 45 Gols. Or, you could purchase some Tin Ore and Bronze Ore from Eufaula Salvage Shop. Bronze Ore costs 4 each and Tin Ore costs 8 so it’s cheaper than purchasing the Bronze Bars outright.

How to Use the Grinder

The Grinder can be used to make more complex materials, mostly from Copper and Bronze Bars:

Materials Made with a Grinder

Icon Item Materials Finishes in:
Item_Drop_Tube_Copper.png Copper Pipe 2 Copper Bars Copper_Bars.png 1:15
Item_Drop_Copper_wire.png Copper Wire* 1 Copper Bar Copper_Bars.png 1:00
Item_Drop_Screw_Bronze.png Bronze Rivets* 1 Bronze Bar Item_Drop_Bar_Bronze.png 1:15
Item_Drop_Gear_Copper.png Copper Gear* 2 Copper Bars Copper_Bars.png 1:00
Item_Drop_Tube_Bronze.png Bronze Pipes 2 Bronze Bars Item_Drop_Bar_Bronze.png 1:15
Weapon_PistolAmmo.png Pistol Bullets x12 14 Copper Bar Copper_Bars.png , 3 Copper Ore Item_Drop_Ore_Copper.png 0:10
Item_Drop_Rubber_ring.png Rubber Ring 3 Rubber Item_Drop_Rubber_0.png 1:15
Item_Drop_Rubber_tube.png Rubber Tube* 3 Rubber Item_Drop_Rubber_0.png 1:15

*must purchase the recipe from the Commerce Guild Store beforehand.

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  • Publisher
    PM Studios
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action, RPG
  • Guide Release
    23 May 2022
  • Last Updated
    10 January 2024
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