Making a sugar bucket or firkin


Sugar bucket recreation and its corresponding Sketchup mannequin

Just lately I’ve been engaged on a number of Shaker initiatives together with oval packing containers.  Whereas doing packing containers, one other object got here to my thoughts – a sugar bucket in my home as a toddler. I checked with siblings, and we discovered the unique bucket in my brother’s home. He despatched pictures and dimensions so I might reconstruct the design in SketchUp. I rapidly constructed the replica in redwood, walnut and pine.

Right here is the Exploded View displaying the entire SketchUp mannequin’s parts.


Listed below are the primary steps in creating the model- that’s, making the form of the underside and high with 12 sides, and the beginning of making a Stave.

Then I copy-rotated the tough staves. This identifies the precise bevel required for the Staves to suit correctly.


Here’s a completed Stave with the sting bevels required to make the bucket together with the groove for the Backside.

And right here is the video going by means of most of the steps in SketchUp to create the bucket.




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