The idea for this mod suggestion is kinda simple, but kinda complicated.
As we all know; Iron, Coal/Charcoal, Gold, and Quartz run the mid to late game technology of redstone. Obtaining these can be a challenge though, as many projects require a lot of these to pull off. So, the Furnace, Smoker, and Blast Furnace need some help in being more efficient.
Minecraft focuses a lot on Medieval European technology, so pulling many things from there to start.
CRUSHER: A special machine to break up Cobblestone and Ores. Cobblestone becomes Gravel, gold or iron ores become powder, but creates two items for every one processed. Powder smells into ingots, so this doubles your mining efforts.
BELLOWS: Furnaces or all types go through a lot of fuel, but the idea behind the bellows is that when connected to the side of a furnace, it doubles the number of items a fuel source can smelt.
MILL: Primarily used for processing food items, the mill can also process Quartz Ore and Quartz Blocks. Watermill, Handmill, and Windmill varieties have different processing speeds and output results.
SIFTER: Sand and gravel can hide useful things, and the sifter has a chance of converting these blocks into iron powder, gold powder, quartz dust, flint, or redstone dust. Since the output can be kind random, including a chance for the gravel or sand to come out unchanged, it's not a fully reliable way to get items.
PULVERIZER: Converts cobblestone into sand.
So, that's five machines that could help, plus the mill opens up options with food. Not completely sure about how they would be crafted, or if all of these are possible on some form of bedrock edition addon.
Have seen similar things done as Java Mods, but not sure how different the code restrictions are for Bedrock.
I have been learning how to make bedrock mods recently, but there is a lack of ideas I have. Therefore I have nothing to make and I think this is a great idea! So if you read this please respond for the ok to make this. Of course, I will give you credit and most likely even send you a download for the mod when it's finished.