Crafting a shovel takes one material and two sticks.
Shovels have a different amount of uses based on the type:
A shovel can be used to break some materials fast. When breaking an object, it uses 1 durability. For objects that break instantly, it uses 0 durability.
Woody and gold shovels do 2.5 damage, rock shovels do 3.5 damage, steel shovels do 4.5 damage, and diamond shovels do 5.5 damage.
Wood shovels can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting one item per shovel.