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How To Make a Shovel In Minecraft

Wanna make a shovel but don’t know how you can?

No Worries, Because today in this article, I am going to cover the same thing.
A shovel is quite important for a player to have because it allows him/her to mine some kind of blocks faster – dirt, sand, clay, snow, red sand, etc. It can also be used to mine the snow that is used for spawning an ice golem.
how to make a shovel in minecraft
A shovel can also get enchanted with silk touch which helps the player collect grass block and many more.
Let us start the article with the very first segment which is all about the types of shovel in Minecraft.
 
There are six types of shovel in Minecraft and every shovel is different from each other.
 
They are different from each other because they vary from each other in – strength, durability, speed, and the way they can be crafted.
 
Momentarily, see what are those shovels.
 

Wooden Shovel:

It is the most basic shovel that is present in Minecraft and it is only because it has very little durability and it can be created just by using the wood.
 
It can also be used for crafting a boat in Minecraft bedrock edition.
 

Minecraft Wooden Shovel Numerical ID: 269

Stone Shovel:

A stone shovel is an upgraded version of a wooden shovel, it is just a little better from the wooden shovel.
Although most of the time, I use a stone shovel because it allows me to mine enough amount of the block that I want.
I think it is always good to start with a stone shovel.
Minecraft Stone Shovel Numerical ID: 273

Iron Shovel:

Iron shovels are always enough for any type of work because of its durability which is quite awesome.
Just look at this chart by the officials of Minecraft:
minecraft shovel durability chart
As you can see here that the iron has durability 250 which is far better from wood, stone, or gold and that is why I recommend using this.

Minecraft Iron Shovel Numerical ID: 256 

Golden Shovel:

A golden shovel is the worst shovel that you can make and it is only because of its terrible durability.
Its durability is just 32 which is even worst than the wooden shovel and that is why I don’t use it.
If you have a lot of gold then I would recommend you make golden apples and rails with that but not any tools.

Minecraft Gold Shovel Numerical ID: 284

 

Diamond Shovel:

 
A diamond shovel was the best shovel before this nether update. And still, it’s the best shovel that you make.
 
It has insane durability, super speed mining, and a lot of other features that can help you a lot. 
 
I will highly recommend you to make a one for yourself if you can afford it.
 

Minecraft Diamond Shovel Numerical ID: 277

Netherite Shovel:

In the end, we have our last shovel which is the king of all shovels. It is really rare to craft a netherite shovel and at the same time, it is hard.
 
But in case, if you have it then you will never need any other shovel. 
 
Tip: Netherite shovel will never burn in lava.
 

Minecraft Netherite Shovel Numerical ID: 744

 
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How To Make Wooden Shovel In Minecraft

 
Things that you need to make wooden shovel:
 
  • 1x Wood Plank

  • 2x Sticks

 
To make the stick:
 
minecraft stick recipe

 

  1. Open your crafting table or inventory crafting table
  2. Add wood planks in any one cell of both first and second column
  3. Collect the sticks by moving it to your inventory
 
To make a wooden shovel:
 
minecraft wooden shovel recipe
  1. Open your crafting table
  2. Place a wood plank on the top cell
  3. Place two sticks under the wood plank, to make sticks you can place the wood planks, on upon another in the crafting table
  4. Collect the wooden shovel or move it to your inventory

 

How To Make Stone Shovel In Minecraft

 
Things that you need to make stone shovel:
 
  • 1x Cobblestone { For Cobblestone, you have to mine stone inside the ground using any pickaxe }
  • 2x Sticks

Open crafting table > Place two wood planks vertically > Collect the sticks

 
To make a stone shovel:
 
minecraft stone shovel recipe
  1. Open your crafting table because a shovel cannot be crafted in the inventory crafting table
  2. Place a stone on the top cell of 3*3 grid
  3. Place two sticks under the stone in the crafting table
  4. Collect the stone shovel or move it to your inventory
 

How To Make Iron Shovel In Minecraft

 
Things that you need to make stone shovel:
 
  • 1x Iron Ingots
  • 2x Sticks
 
Iron Ingots: Iron is a resource which means you have to do mining for it. It is commonly found in the caves and mineshafts. If you do mining in caves or in hill biomes then there are a lot of possibilities of getting iron.
 
They can also be found in the ravines, or if you mine deep inside the ground. After getting the iron ore, if you will smelt it inside the furnace or blast furnace then it will be converted into ingots of iron.
 
 To make an Iron shovel:
 
minecraft iron shovel recipe

 

  1. Open your crafting table { inventory crafting table will not work }
  2. Place an iron ingot on the top cell of 3*3 grid
  3. Place two sticks under the iron ingot, to make sticks you can place the wood planks, on upon another in the crafting table
  4. Collect the iron shovel or move it to your inventory
 

How To Make Gold Shovel In Minecraft

 
Things that you need to make Gold shovel:
 
  • 1x Gold Ingots
  • 2x Sticks
 
Gold Ingots: Gold is most common in mesa biomes and they can be found in mineshafts also. 
 
To obtain gold ingots, you have to smelt the gold ore in furnace or blast furnace by using coal or charcoal.
 
Tip: After the new 1.16 Update of Minecraft, gold can also be found in the nether as nether gold ore {protect yourself from piglins}
 
To make a Gold shovel:
 
Minecraft gold shovel recipe
  1. Open your crafting table { inventory crafting table will not work }
  2. Place a Gold ingot on the top cell of 3*3 grid
  3. Place two sticks under the Gold ingot, to make sticks you can place the wood planks, on upon another in the crafting table
  4. Collect the iron shovel or move it to your inventory
 

How To Make Diamond Shovel In Minecraft

 
Things that you need to make Diamond shovel:
 
  • 1x Diamond
  • 2x Sticks
 
Diamond: Diamonds are the rarest things to get but still you can mine a lot of diamonds. 
 
I found 96 diamonds in just one hour of mining.
 
Want to know how?
 
Just Read: How To Get 96+ Diamonds In A Hour [Minecraft] and get a lot of diamonds.
 
To make a diamond shovel:
 
Minecraft diamond shovel recipe
  1. Open your crafting table because a shovel cannot be crafted in the inventory crafting table
  2. Place a diamond on the top cell of the 3*3 grid in the crafting table
  3. Place two sticks under the diamond in the crafting table
  4. Collect the diamond shovel or move it to your inventory
 

How To Make Netherite Shovel In Minecraft

Things that you need to make Netherite shovel:
 
  • 1x Diamond Shovel
  • 1x Netherite Ingot
  • 1x Smithing Table
 
Netherite Ingot: To get a lot of netherite, I would recommend you to read: How To Get Netherite & Ancient Debris [Minecraft] – An Ultimate Guide to find netherite.
 
Smithing Table:  
 
smithing table minecraft recipe
  1. Open crafting table
  2. Place Iron Ingot by the help of picture
  3. Place wood planks by the help of picture
 
To make a Netherite shovel:
Minecraft netherite shovel recipe
  1. Open the smithing table
  2. Place diamond shovel in the first cell
  3. Place netherite in the second cell
  4. Collect you netherite shovel
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What does Silk Touch do on a Shovel?

Silk touch shovel will run on ice, glowstone, and silverfish eggs, and a silk touch pick will work on grass and mycelium.
 
It means you can collect all the items in their original form.
A silk touch shovel can be a valuable thing for you if you play skyblock, oneblock, and something like a map else it’s not that efficient.
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Conclusion:
We have discussed a lot in this article as I’m really feeling a little tired.
But I think now your all points are clear. Let us do a quick recap of what we learned today.
In this article, we discussed what is a shovel, what are the types of the shovel in Minecraft, and how to craft a shovel in Minecraft with step-by-step instructions.
Hope you like today’s article, let me know in the comments If you have any queries regarding this topic.

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