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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 styles 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.

Required Tools

  • All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

  • Feel free to bring your favorite draw knife, sloyd knife and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.


  • Coopering: Make a Wooden Bucket
    12/2/2022 - 12/4/2022
  • THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Wait List" button below 

  • Tuition:  $300.00

  • Materials Fee:  $100.00 - payable at registration


  • Instructor:  Eric Edgin

  • Capacity Remaining:  -6 (Negative number indicates number of people on the wait list)



  • Dates:  12/2/2022 - 12/4/2022

  • Times:  9am-5pm each day


  • 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 at