My first wooden bucket, plus canteen

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Re: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen

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It occurred to me that one of those canteens minus the 2 ends and with a ground hog hide stretched over one end would make a fine drum. Couple of feathers maybe.
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No wood chucks around here Ron, they seemed to have moved out. :lol:

Finished the tin and wood canteen.

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Yea it doesn`t light my board as much as the other one either. :lol:
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The tin one looks to me to be an early bomb or mine...could be used to sink one of those early ironclads... :shock: :D .
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Yea it`s different though they were made that way some all tin.
I ordered some of that sealer Bill mentioned so they will be usable canteens.
Making another all wood one today. :)
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:D .
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Lenn, I haven't worked with it much, but you could use wet rawhide to bind your next canteen. Let it dry and those slats aren't going anywhere!
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Good idea Bill but i don`t think i have enough rawhide left to cut a couple strips from that will reach around it. :)
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Lenn, how big a hurry are you in? I am not home right now, but might have enough and could mail it. Let me know circumference.
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Thanks Bill but this one will be done today, maybe another time if i make more. :)
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Re: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen

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Got one of the two done but had to quit as it`s 93 and humid today.
This is a easy design, cut a hollow circle and glue two sides on it, this is made from Pine.

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They are really cool 8) I still think you should sell them to reenactors, they would look great next to the possibles bag and powder horn, practical too... :wink:
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Thanks John, i`ll be finishing the oak one tomorrow then that`s enough canteens another end to making something i haven`t done before. :)
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If you lightly toast the inside with a flame of the oak ones before you put them together, would they be good for keeping the whiskey in?
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Not sure piller, could be. :)
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Lesson learned,put water in the pine canteen this morning and as i watched the sides pushed out. :shock:
Pine absorbs the water so fast and swells fast, not sure what i`m missing, maybe straps would keep it together.

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Finished the last Oak canteen, glad you enjoyed the project and thanks for the replies. :)

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Made a couple straps from some bandoleer straps for the two best canteens. :)

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