Coopering: Make A Wooden Bucket
Coopering—the craft of joined wooden staves to create a vessel—was an integral skill in many cultures worldwide; from Japan to Ireland, every meal had a food or drink that had at some point been stored in a coopered vessel. The skill and product is still relevant today. This course will cover the regional styled and techniques of coopering from around the world. Students will each make a wooden bucket using hand tools: froe, draw knife, hollowing knife, compass, and cooper’s joiner plane. Connect to history and partake in the rebirth of an ancient craft.
All skill levels are welcome. Students will be using hand tools for the whole of three days. If that poses a potential challenge physically, please contact instructor before enrolling.
You will need the following tools for this class:
All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.