Jim Gaster of Indianola Featured on NET Television

News Release Date: 
December 28, 2016

For Immediate Release
‘A Craftsman’s Legacy’ on NET Features Jim Gaster of Indianola

LINCOLN, Neb. (Dec. 28, 2016) – Jim Gaster of Indianola, Neb. is one of a very few remaining craftsman known as coopers – those that shape and bind wood into usable containers. He will be featured in an episode of  “A Craftsman’s Legacy” at 10:30 a.m. CT, Sunday, Jan. 8, on NET.

Most of the existing coopers make wooden barrels for distilleries and wineries, but Gaster specializes in white coopering, a branch of cooperage that produces wooden buckets, washtubs, butter churns and other vintage household items. Gaster made his first bucket in 1989 and his company Beaver Buckets has earned a national reputation for quality, personality and historical integrity. 

Items handcrafted by Gaster have even been commissioned for use in motion pictures including “Master and Command: The Far Side of the World,” “Seabiscuit,” “The Legend of Zorro” and “The Revenant.”

“A Craftsman’s Legacy” is a national television series hosted by metal shaper Eric Gorges who is on a quest to discover true craftsmen in today’s disposable world.

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