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Offline deadpoetic0077

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Making your own barrel
« on: April 08, 2017, 06:22:28 AM »
I was considering making my own barrel. I could conceivable easily make a barrel, that's not exactly a barrel. The only difference I could see is there's no bulge in the middle, which from what I can understand, is not a big deal since the bulge is primarily to make it easier to rotate when moving it. By cutting several straight staves, I could angle the sides all at 15ish degrees to make one large 24 sided wooden cylinder. Think this would work if I could somehow seal the inside? I could probably torch the inside myself too, id just have to do more research on that.

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Offline el_capitan

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Re: Making your own barrel
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 06:19:23 PM »
I've seen an Instructable on making a wooden beer stein.  I don't see why it wouldn't work on a bigger scale. 

Here's a couple links:

http://www.instructables.com/id/wooden-beer-mug/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Viking-beer-mug-no-power-tools-no-tools-at-all/