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Coopering Workshop (bucket making)

Make a traditional coopered bucket in this two day workshop

BOOK NOW Coopering workshop

Prerequisite: Nil
Venue: Cobb+Co Museum, 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Date: Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 November 2017
Time: 9am-4pm (both days)
Cost: $345, includes expert instruction, all materials, morning and afternoon tea and lunch
Age: 16 years and over
Requirements: Please wear closed in shoes

This workshop has a maximum of 6 participants to ensure you receive all the assistance and direction you require.

On the day

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. Next you will rough assemble your bucket and shape the inside 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.

Meet your tutor

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.

How to book

Book online now or contact Cobb+Co Museum on +61 (0)7 4659 4900.

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Spectators are welcome at all workshops.


Event Details

04 November 2017 - 05 November 2017
$345 includes expert instruction, all materials, morning and afternoon tea and lunch.

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