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Worshipful Company of Coopers

Ideas for a coopering segment of the Renaissance Artisan project:

Worshipful Company of Coopers

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Marking on the bottom of a tankard, probably demonstrating ownership.

wooden bucket. Vestfold, Norway (Kulturhistorisk museum)

UNIMUS - simple html output

Wooden bucket from the Mary Rose. I'm wondering about the stubs of what look like pegs. Volume markers? Repairs?

coopers compass

Mary Rose tankard

St. Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts: chest

Late 15th century dresser featuring linenfold panels.

Medieval bucket from Castell y Bere, Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, 13th century. This item comes from: National Museums & Galleries of Wales (Item reference: 53.123/4).

Stave tankards from the Shipwreck Vasa, sank 1628

Antique French staved wine jug...

My finished Mary Rose tankard.


A cooper's adze I've just started refurbishing back to working order.

Cooper’s Jointer/Big Jointer

Gutter Adz's

cooper's adze

Measuring the angle of the staves. Accuracy now saves lost beer later.

Barrelmakers - Jost Amman book of trades

antique tools /

Using an inshave to shape the inside walls of a tankard stave.

Calculating the correct angle for staves in making a wooden tankard.

"The Arte & Misterie of Coopering: A method to the mathness." A project from the School of the Renaissance Artisan

MaryRose-wooden tankard open to display pitch (?) lining

File:MaryRose-wooden tankard5.JPG - Wikimedia Commons