• Alex Stewart fits the final stave into the hoops that form a churn

    Overcast, Roy

    Alex Stewart fits the final stave into the hoops that form the churn at his shop in Sneedville, TN, 1977. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his father and grandfather began woodworking in the…

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  • Alex Stewart cuts a groove into the bottom end of staves

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    Alex Stewart cuts a groove into the bottom end of the staves using a croze at his shop in Sneedville, TN, 1977. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his father and grandfather began woodworking…

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  • Alex Stewart uses a croze to cut a groove

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    Alex Stewart uses a croze to cut a groove for the churn head to fit in, Sneedville, TN, 1977. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his father and grandfather began woodworking in their native En…

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  • Alex Stewart seated at a shaving horse

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    Seated at a shaving horse, Alex Stewart uses a draw knife to smooth and taper the oak that will be used for hoops at his shop in Sneedville, TN, 1977. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his fa…

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  • Alex Stewart smooths staves

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    Alex Stewart shaves and smooths staves that will be used for a churn at his shop in Sneedville, TN, 1977. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his father and grandfather began woodworking in the…

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  • Alex Stewart in his workshop

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    Alex Stewart in his workshop, Sneedville, TN, circa 1977. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his father and grandfather began woodworking in their native England. Stewart is a 1983 National He…

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  • Jep Mackey tying a fishnet

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    Jep Mackey making a fishnet at his home near Sneedville, TN, 1985.

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  • Fishnet made by Jep Mackey

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    Completed open fishnet made by Jep Mackey near his home in Sneedville, TN, 1985.

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  • Rick Stewart shaping wood on a shaving horse

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    Rick Stewart shapes a piece of wood on a shaving horse (view 3) in his shop in Sneedville, TN, 1985. Rick is the grandson of cooper Alex Stewart, a 1983 National Heritage Fellowship recipient.

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  • Rick Stewart shaping wood on a shaving horse

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    Rick Stewart cuts a piece of wood on a shaving horse at his shop in Sneedville, TN, 1985. Rick is the grandson of cooper Alex Stewart, a 1983 National Heritage Fellowship recipient.

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  • Alex Stewart enters his shop

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    Alex Stewart enters his shop located in Sneedville, TN, 1977. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his father and grandfather began woodworking in their native England. Stewart is a 1983 Nationa…

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  • Alex Stewart hooks hoop ends together

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    Alex Stewart hooks the hoop ends together at his shop in Sneedville, TN, 1977. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his father and grandfather began woodworking in their native England. Stewart…

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  • Alex Stewart places staves inside a hoop

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    Alex Stewart places staves inside a hoop at his shop in Sneedville, TN, 1977. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his father and grandfather began woodworking in their native England. Stewart i…

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  • Alex Stewart selects wood to make hoops for a churn

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    Alex Stewart selects wood with which to make the hoops for a churn at his shop in Sneedville, TN, 1977. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his father and grandfather began woodworking in their…

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  • Alex Stewart smooths a stave

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    Alex Stewart smooths a stave on a shaving horse with a draw knife at his shop in Sneedville, TN, 1977. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his father and grandfather began woodworking in their…

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  • Bucket hoops in Alex Stewart's wood shop

    Kollar, Bob

    Close-up of bucket hoops in Alex Stewart's wood shop, Sneedville, TN, 1976. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his father and grandfather began woodworking in their native England. Stewart is…

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  • Jep Mackey tying a fishnet

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    Jep Mackey tying a fishnet at his workshop in Hancock County, TN, 1985.

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  • Alex Stewart hewing wood

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    Alex Stewart hewing wood outside his shop in Sneedville, TN, 1977. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his father and grandfather began woodworking in their native England. Stewart is a 1983 Na…

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  • Alex Stewart fits bottom pieces of churn into groove

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    Alex Stewart fits the bottom pieces of the churn into the groove, Sneedville, TN, 1977. Stewart is a third-generation cooper. Both his father and grandfather began woodworking in their native England…

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  • Kyle Bowlin holding a wooden farm cart

    Cogswell, Robert

    Woodworker Kyle Bowlin holding a wooden farm cart he built, Hancock Co., TN, 1985. Bowlin was also known for building farm sleds.

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