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#1 posted 01-23-2015 05:53 PM

One more thing to keep in mind is the cooper will run the staves through a barrel saw. The edges of the stave end up tapered. If you look close to a barrel you ll notice that a stave is wider in the middle than it is at the ends where the heading goes.

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Darn it, I thought someone would mention that.
[he goes off to search the web for a book on being a cooper]

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