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Thread #122109   Message #2673927
Posted By: Eric the Viking
07-Jul-09 - 11:17 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Q for ancient order of bucket menders.
Subject: RE: Tech: Q for ancient order of bucket menders.
If someone doesn't have an axe, dear Henry, dear Henry.An axe.(rpt) I'd put my finger in the hole dear liza, dear Liza.The hole.(rpt) And carry the straw,dear Henry, dear Henry etc.

Then having obtained sufficient water in my finger plugged bucket, I'd wet my stone and soak some straw. Putting several cut pieces of straw, having used my newly sharpened axe,into the hole. Then, again using my newly sharpened axe, I'd cut a wooden plug tappered to fit in the hole from the inside out and stuff that in my bucket forcing the straw and wood together to form a reasonable seal under presure to allow for even modest shrinkage as the plug dries out.

However, I'd make sure the bucket never dried out completely but always having a covering of water.

To answer the first question posed. A metal bucket of galvanised iron, a leather bucket, a canvas bucket and maybe a polypropylene bucket. Not a rigid plastic one, nor a bucket made of pottery unless it was maybe just non glazed earthernware.