White oak baskets

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by KenK, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Georgia
    Anybody make them or have an interest?
     
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I definitely have interest! I've wanted to make handmade baskets since I first read about them in the Firefox books. As well as chairs and other mountain people (AKA - my family, LOL) stuff.
    I have made a couple baskets out of bark by cutting it down to the cambium and folding it up like a french fry box from McDonalds. Here's what I'm talking about - kinda hard to explain without pictures.
    http://www.primitiveways.com/bark_basket1.html
     
  3. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Georgia
    This is a Poplar bark bucket my dad made. We made some white oak baskets and my mom and dad collected them over the years. The ones we made are fairly crude but I own some exceptionally fine ones. Will put some pics up as I get the chance.

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  4. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    WOW those are nice. Do you need to cut the tree down or can you save it?
     

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