Monday, July 30, 2012
Coopering by Marshall Scheetz
Buckets were traditionally used for hauling water from the well, collecting milk from the cow, or carrying feed for the livestock. Sailors used them for water to swab the deck and to hold tar for the ropes. Miners used them to haul ore. Full of liquid, buckets can weigh close to 25 pounds.
I'm currently working on a parcel of gunpowder casks (barrels, half-barrels, quarter-barrels) for Fort Loundoun State Park. The British often used these sizes of powder cask for the defence of the colonies and for gifting powder to the Cherokee and Catawba indians.
Copy and photos supplied by Marshall Scheetz. More of Marshall's work and ordering information can be found at Jamestown Cooperage.