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Does anyone still do coopering in the UK, do you know? Buckets, churns, barrels etc?

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I've found this website
http://www.woodbarrels.co.uk/shop/categ ... er_Washtub

but just wondered if there was an UK craftsman or woman who kept the old ways going too.

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Because there would have to be three of them.

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There was a cooper up near Queensferry - we got some buckets from his a few years back. I'll see if I can find his details.
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Thanks, both.

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Not being a farb, but medieval coopering styles differed a fair bit, mainly in the shape of barrels, they seem to be thinner, also a lot were bound with withies, some with iron banding.

They are nice, but not really medieval, the shame of it is that coopering is another trade that is on its way out. Might be worth asking them if they could do them medieval, provide them with some references and you never know, they might have a small addition to their marketing mix.
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can you cooper with briar/withies?
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