A cooper readies or rounds off the end of a barrel using a cooper's hand adze
Assembly of a barrel, called "Mise en Rose" in French
A cooper is a person trained to make wooden casks, barrels, vats, buckets, tubs, troughs and other staved containers, from timber that was usually heated or steamed to make it pliable. Journeymen coopers also traditionally made wooden implements, such as rakes and wooden-bladed shovels. Other materials, such as iron, were used as well as wood, in the manufacturing process.