|Forum topic by SirIrb||posted 01-23-2015 03:50 PM||766 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-23-2015 03:50 PM
So as i sat there watching the fights the other night a Jack Daniels commercial kept playing (I am more of a Makers guy but thats beside the point).
In the commercial they show the staves driven into one side of the barrel head and a cable around it to pull it together. It all got me thinking “How would I make a barrel”. So I kept watching as the commercial kept coming on again and again. It seems that the barrel has alternating widths: maybe 2” then 3” then 2” again. But that doesnt account for how they get the pot belly in the barrel. I am sure there is an equation for this. And the angle on the edges of the staves is easy enough to figure out. But how do they make the belly in the barrel? is it a slight radii on the side profile of the staves? Any coopers out there?
It just hit me: Is the belly formed because the staves are driven in at an angle to the barrel head then pulled back?
Will I make one? I doubt it, but this is a challenge I just cant pass up trying to get to the bottom of.
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