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Coopering Tools

All tools are patterned after originals found in Somerset County, PA, where a cottage craft coopering industry flourished to supply coopered containers for use in their numerous maple sugar camps.

Our tools are hand crafted to our specifications by a local artisan. Some are kept on stock, while others are made as ordered. We will eventually have a full line of coopering tools and supplies for the crafts-person, hobbyist, or museum interpreter. They come sharpened, but may need a final honing for ultimate cutting. We do coopering demonstrations as part of our museum interpretation and teach a school of coopering each spring. These tools will help the novice or experienced cooper fill their toolbox with serviceable tools.