Mountain Shovel Maker

I just stumbled upon this old Folkstreams video for the second time – it’s well worth watching.  A poplar or basswood log and five tools:  scribe, ax, adz, drawknife and a knife.  No work-holding devices, but a neat way to hold the shovel using his feet and legs.  That old man could work.

I spent last weekend visiting Curtis Buchanan. His shop looks pretty anytime of year, but snow never hurts:

I’ll be posting photos of our spoon-carving and pitchfork-making adventures soon.

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