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Artisan shares techniques for making wooden buckets

Wood baskets at the Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A barrel maker is called a Coopersmith.

This bucket maker is also called a Cooper. Peter Cooper can be found in the Pioneer Village at the Indiana State Fairgrounds demonstrating the old world tools and methods that make heirloom quality buckets.

With a steady eye, a steady hand, and a steady pace he churns out 50-60 buckets a year.

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