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Cooperage
e-mail: edlutjens@mac.com 16 Todd Lane, South Portland, Maine 04106 1(207)329-0665
Barrels
Special Events
BARREL MAKING DEMONSTRATIONS, Railway Village Museum, Boothbay, Me. (Ongoing)
I've been demonstrating barrel and bucket making on site at this living history museum.
They have acquired a full vintage slack cooper's shop, lots of tools and interesting objects!


BLACKSMITHING, Maine Teen Camp, Porter, Me - (Ongoing)
This summer I have had the good fortune of teaching Blacksmithing again to 14-18 year olds from all over the world, who have come to Maine to enjoy the summer camp experience. It's been a welcome chance for creativity, and to brush up on skills!

VISITING ARTIST, University of Southern Maine - (Spring 2013)
Working with Lynn Lisberger, sculpture faculty at the University, I instructed students in metalworking & forge work
Projects
Press
Sawyering
Forgework
Press herald article featuring Luke Davison, head distiller at Maine Craft Distilling, and a mention of my barrels. (Click here)
With the help of Art Gaffar, tool collector and Early American Industries Association member, we will be showing many traditional tools and some of the history of barrel making in Maine. Ongoing, check back for dates and locations.
Portland Barrel Company
Nice story by Bill Green on my Coopering endevour. (Click here)
Exhibit: History of Coopering and tools
Open House June 9th 2018
at the shop at 110 Breakwater Annex, South Portland
Continuing with our monthly happening at the shop near Bug Lighthouse in SoPo, visitors are Welcome to check out the Cooperage, barrel making process and a great collection of vintage tools of the trade. As per usual, my next door neighbors, ax makers Brant & Cochran will be open as well showing off their wares. You can see them here:
Hours 1 to 5
railway village.orgt
bnctools.com
DownEast did a big story on me this past fall, with lost of great photographs and a nice description of the process of making barrels. (Click here)