crimlaw at jeffnet.org
Wed May 6 08:34:26 PDT 2009
One other books of possible use is by Drew Langsner (sp?). He
included a section on coopering buckets. Title doesn't come to mind
and I am at the office where I can't look at my index. Langsner is
still active teaching course in primitive woodworking in North
Carolina. He's written several books.
Briaroak, Summits, An Tir
At 01:32 AM 5/6/2009, you wrote:
>Selene C. asked:
><<< Where can one learn cooperage these days? We could make a proper
>proper materials. Which, of course, brings the topic back around to
>historical containers, whether for food or for people. :-) >>>
>coopering-msg (50K) 7/13/06 Making and maintaining barrels
>In the CRAFTS section of the Florilegium.
>I think I mention a very good book I got on coopering in there.
>Okay, Let me pull up my book database... Oh! I've got more books on
>this than I thought.
>"The Cooper and His Trade"
>This was the one I was thinking of first.
>"How to Make a Coopered Wooden Bucket: A Beginner's Guide with
>Detailed Instructions and Illustrations"
>Gaster, James D.
>WinePress Publishing WA
>"Village Cooper (Shire Album, No 28)"
>I had ideas of making wooden casks and buckets for use at events
>instead of plastic ones. However, reading the first book quickly got
>rid of any delusions I had of being able to do that. At least for
>barrels the staves have to be carved to curve in all three dimensions
>simultaneously. In addition, the wood for these needs to be radially
>split from a log, not cut with a saw. So I had no source of good
>However, for a large tub, the staves probably can be done with only a
>simple curve and a large radius at that. And maybe the use of a lot
>of sealant. :-)
>Can I come soak in your hot tub when you finish it? Sigh.
>Mark S. Harris
>Electronics Engineer, Board and Systems Design
>MarkSHarris at austin.rr.com
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