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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How to Make a Traditional Cooped Bucket

I've been interested in skill acquisition and old time craft for a very long time (like forty-five years) and if that kind of thing interests you, too, you will like this video.



He shows how to do an eye splice in a rope while making the handle, and where I can't hope to make a bucket for myself, it would be useful to know how to make an eye splice in a rope, so I tried it.

It's not even close to perfect but it was a cool thing to try to do. I have knot tying books; I may try this again with one of their directions. At least I've seen it demonstrated!

1 comment:

Leigh said...

I would love to know how to make buckets and barrels. Real ones are so expensive.

Have to agree that a demonstration helps for new skills, and YouTube is a great resource for that. Good job on your eye splice!