[Ansteorra] barrels

Pug Bainter pug at pug.net
Sun Oct 27 18:10:03 PST 2002

Harris Mark.S-rsve60 (Mark.s.Harris at motorola.com) said something that sounded like:
> > One of these days I need to make my own barrels.
> That's what I thought, too.
> Then I bought a book on coopering (making barrels) and found out it is
> not as easy as you might at first think, especially for barrels meant
> to hold liquids. Among other things, the wood for the barrels must be
> split radially from the tree, not cut in slabs as with a saw. The barrel
> staves curve in three dimensions, and even the thickeness of the slats
> changes. I don't think coopering is a project for a beginning carpenter,
> which I definitely am.

The good news is that there are places you can buy barrel staves from
and shape them to your will. They are actually not that expensive, but
again you are getting American oak.


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