Alex Stewart, mountain craftsman from near Sneedville, Tennessee, demonstrates constructing a churn. Film includes discussion of the use of non-powered tools and skills handed down in Stewart's family in making wooden containers, such as buckets and barrels.
This film is part of a series of films about mountains craftspersons made by Thomas Burton and Jack Schrader.
Great video, brought back memories of the Foxfire series of books.
I happened to acquire a full set of coopering tools with some blacksmithing items at a farm auction. Someday I'll have more time to play.
My only coopering so far has been replacing staves in an oval redwood hot tub and repairing staves in a round wooden trough that was fed by a windmill pump, both a bit more forgiving than a keg or butter churn I would think.
Our inability to change everything should not stop us from changing what we can.
So I left, I came home, and I ate some pie. And then I read this tiny ad:
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