I am in the process making a couple large teardrop shaped supports for a table, but know absolutely nothing about coopering and the two supports are rather large. Is there an expert among the Lumberjocks that could give me some pointers or ideas where to hunt for information that would be of help to a begginer. That’s the reason I’m asking here rather than a blind search on line. I could search for days and get no where. I have a basic understanding of what coopering is and understand I won’t learn it over night, but I have to start somewhere. For those that don’t know coopering is almost a lost art of making round wood by stacking it and either holding it together using round bands of steel or rope, think of old buckets and barrels. Anyway any direction would be helpful.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -