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This page is work in progress and will be added to in the future.

For more information on coopers tools see our publication ' The Herring Lassies - Following the Herring'.


Shipwrights Caulking Tools

Shipwrights used a variety of tools when building a boat.  Early boats were clinker built with the planks fitted first overlapping each other and then the frames were fitted.  Carvel built boats had the frames erected first and the planks butted together and caulked as necessary.

Shipwrights and Coopers tools

Cooper's Plane.
Antique Moulding Plane.
Old sail makers sliding needle tack.
Spoke Shave.
Coopers Adze
Coopers Crumb Knife or Jigger.
Coopers Driver
Coopers Heading Knive.
Coopers Plucker - External Plane.
Shipwrights old wooden clamps.
Shipwrights caulking hammer.
Coopers Bung Cutter.
Early Cooper's Bung Borer & Decorative End.
Coopers Wooden Mallet (17inch long shaft x 7inch long head).

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