Wooden shovels

This is a trailer for a documentary, "The Last Shovel Maker" featuring  Harvey Ward, age 87, as he makes a wooden shovel using traditional tools.

Shovels like this would have been used for moving dangerous materials like gunpowder which could be ignited by a spark from a metal shovel, or grains which were believed to be bruised by metal.

You can watch the full film at Folkstreams. (10 minutes)

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