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Two coopers building a cask. The oak staves, which will be bound together to form the barrel, have been softened in a steam bell. The coopers now gather the staves and use a rope to hold them in place in order to hammer metal hoops around the body, bending it into the curved cask shape. Source: http://www.guinntiques.com/coopers.aspx

Two coopers building a cask. The oak staves, which will be bound together to form the barrel, have been softened in a steam bell. The coopers now gather the staves and use a rope to hold them in place in order to hammer metal hoops around the body, bending it into the curved cask shape. Source: http://www.guinntiques.com/coopers.aspx

Barrelstaves (16 staves = one small barrel) | by willembak136

Barrelstaves staves = one small barrel)

North British Distillery Cooperage, West Calder, West Lothian, Scotland  -  1995

North British Distillery Cooperage, West Calder, West Lothian, Scotland - 1995

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North British Distillery Cooperage, West Calder, West Lothian, Scotland  -  1995

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Merchant-and-Makers-Cooper-Pete-Coates-3-Recycling-Barrel

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