These are decorative heads that never have been on a barrel.
They're doweled and glued.
Re: Barrel Question
Originally Posted by camduncan
Several times now, I've seen barrel heads (usually Makers) go up on ebay. They're quite well finished, and are ususally signed, so they stike me as promotional rather than heads of barrels that sat in a warehouse. How would they keep them together? Straps on the back as well?
Generally, these are promotional pieces that never went on a barrel. To keep them from falling apart, the head pieces are glued together instead of just using dowels.