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Making an ancient bucket with stefang and mafe #4: bucket comes together and the handle comes to be

1255 days ago by Clung | 2 comments »

The bucket continued to come together using the marking methods explained in the previous blog entry. The last stave, or weeping stave was narrower than the rest which, by using the same method, I was able to mark out with the knife and plane down to the exact width prior to planing the angles. I then curved the outside edges of the staves with a spokeshave in a similar manner as Stefang. This process complete, they could now all be assembled into a fine looking wooden bucket. I then tackled the handle, which originally I also wanted to be made out of bent birch. After four frustrating tries of breaking them I decided on willow, which steamed and bent easily into a handle lik...

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