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23 November 2009 @ 11:51 pm
Holy Buckets!  
A nice website on Anglo-Saxon Buckets!


I stumbled on that site because I WANT a bucket and have been looking around for a reasonably priced, but functional bucket. Good gods, there are a lot of "decorative" buckets out there. For my reference and yours, some of the sites with "real" buckets and associated items:

Probably the best one is at Panther, on their Christmas list. Bonus - it comes with a lid!

Custom Wagons - Pine buckets, oak buckets, butter churns
AmishCraft - oak bucket
Smoke and Fire - pine waxed bucket
Bucket outlet - oak barrels
Amish Shop - buckets - not sure if these are decorative
Bratcher Cooperage - oak bucket
Colonial Trading - buckets and butter churns

Sadly, not many of them are "reasonably" priced. Or maybe I'm just cheap. *sigh*
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
whymcwhymc on November 24th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
Sadly, good buckets will be spendy - the woodworking involved is actually not trivial (I say as one who looked into making a bucket a few years ago, and decided that it looked like too much of a hassle).
eithni: greeneithni on November 24th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, I knew handmade buckets would be spendy, but I was sort of hoping somewhere out there there was a bucket-making company that had automated it, making it cheaper. :P
Eliane/Jennifer: Colleen speaksgflower on November 24th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
Wait--are you saying you WANT a machine-made wooden bucket? Ye gods, who are you and what have you done with Eithni?
eithni: Pictisheithni on November 24th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
No, I WANT a perfectly period oak bucket with all the elaborate metal fittings. What I thought Would fall into the price range I could justify SPENDING was a bucket of the manufactured sort. :p tragically entirely different items.
Sean: SCAcudubh on November 24th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
It's not as though you can just trot down to the cooperage any more and just pick one of them up. Ah, lost arts.
Roxelanaroxelana on November 25th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
You can have my bucket.
eithni: jumpingeithni on November 25th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
:D wow! Cool! Thank you!
Roxelanaroxelana on November 25th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
I just had my hands on it right before I saw your post so I figure it was meant to be. I'll bring it to Boar's head for you unless you want it before then. I don't think it's water tight but it's free so if it doesn't suit your purpose you can still buy one.
eithni: jumpingeithni on November 25th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
I won't be at Boars Head this year (wedding obligation), but you could send it with Mr S. :)

if it's not water-tight, I can also try sealing it with beeswax. :)

dread_exdread_ex on November 28th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
Won't be a Boars Head? Sadness...
eithni: greeneithni on November 29th, 2009 06:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, Chandler and Sarra tried to avoid conflicting with BH, but failed. :/ Real life takes priority.
dread_exdread_ex on November 28th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
I've ordered stuff through smoke and fire in the past and they sell high quality products. They usually have a booth a Pennsic.