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Introduction to Coopering

Bucket Class

In our Intro to Coopering class, students will utilize hand and power tools to learn the fundamentals of the ancient craft of tight coopering.


During this 2 day class, students will be provided the tools, building materials and typed class overview/instruction while they hand make their own bucket to bring home. Class includes; History of Coopering, Practical demonstrations along with instructors to guide students through the process of roughing out bucket staves, shaping and jointing staves, hollowing and backing staves, crafting steel hoops, cutting and measuring a croze, building and inserting the head, and attaching rope (bucket) or shaping a handle for a piggen (buckets made with one stave left extra long as a single handle-predominantly intended for scooping)

Class Dates

March 4th and 5th-full

March 18th and 19th

March 25th and 26th-full


The Intro to Coopering-Bucket Class is a pre-requisite to all advanced coopering classes (tankards, barrels). Additional classes to be announced.

Complete registration form below and complete payment to secure class placement. Class registration is on a first come-first serve basis.

The $400 tuition fee includes 2 day in-person class and all required class materials to construct a bucket.


Available Class Dates

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March 18/19 2023
Available Class Dates

Admission fee for this course is $400


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