This vintage volume contains a comprehensive guide to cooperage, being an accessible treatise on proper workshop practice and methods. Written in simple, plain language and full of helpful illustrations and invaluable tips, this handbook is ideal for he novice woodworker, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Timber", "Enemies of Wood", "Forest Fires", "Saws", "Knives", "Production of Slack Cooperage Stock", "Harvesting Raw Material", "Slack Stave Manufacture", "Slack Barrel Hoop Manufacture", "Modern Shop Management", "Useful Rules and Information", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on woodworking.