The art of barrel making
The barrel maker first counts the “douges” (the woods that make up the barrel). He cuts them with a knife, called a “taliakouda” and then passes them through a large “plania”, which is stationary and forms the belly of the barrel.
Depending on the size of the barrel is also the form, where it is drawn. Each barrel is narrow at the ends and wide in the middle.
One end of the wood is closed with hoops, depending on the size of the barrel, while the other end is still open. To form the belly of the barrel, he makes a grill, like a barbecue, and puts thick wood inside. After setting fire, he takes the grill and places the barrel on top of it, as he prepared it earlier, with one end ready. With a wire rope he goes around the barrel to the other end which is still open. With what screw a tool with which he grasps the wire rope from both sides tightens the wood and slowly the end that was originally prepared.