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Thread #122109   Message #3720767
Posted By: GUEST,Startoker
03-Jul-15 - 10:48 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Q for ancient order of bucket menders.
Subject: RE: Tech: Q for ancient order of bucket menders.
You're all wrong. In the old days, the bottoms of wooden buckets were made from multiple slats of wood instead of a single piece of wood. If you left the bucket out in the cold with a little water in it and it froze, the spaces between the slats would expand and comprise a leak or "hole". Wedging a single wheat straw (horizontally) into the gap would repair the leak for reasons (expands when wet etc.) stated above. You would need the straw to be the proper length to fill the entire "crack". If too long it would need to be cut to the proper size.