Coopering is the traditional craft of making buckets, wine barrels, baths and all forms of storage containers. Learn the basic techniques of coopering and create a unique wooden bucket. You will learn how to fashion a stave using hand tools; rough assemble and then shape your bucket using a custom made hand plane. From there you will grove the staves to receive the heading and prepare and fit the heading in the base. Your bucket will then be ready for the iron hoops, which you will learn to flare, rivet, and fit. You will finish off your project by inserting the rope handle.
The minimum age for this workshop is 14. No woodworking experience necessary.
David Harriman uses a number of traditional skills when crafting his unique pieces. He discovered a love for wood working during his high school manual arts classes. Since then, David has completed a 12 month pre-vocational TAFE Course and three years of a carpentry/joinery apprenticeship. David has developed his own unique style incorporating the self-taught skills of wheelwrighting, carving and coopering. He has received a number of woodworking competition awards and has been working in his own wood crafting business for 25 years.
This workshop has a maximum of 4 participants to ensure you receive all the assistance and direction you require.