Stave blanks are air dried for up to a year.
Staves are shaped on the shaving horse using a draw knife.
Stave angles are formed by drawing the stave over a inverted hand plane.
Staves are "raised" to form the container.
A croze (grove) is cut using a croze cutter.
Oak is rived(split) with a froe and mallet.
After hoops are formed and fitted the container is cleaned up and oiled.