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Posted on Transitioning from "rough builder" to "woodworker"?

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#1 posted 02-08-2016 06:02 PM

A lot of good answers there Derekj. I would say that keeping your tools sharp, and adjusted as close as possible. Early in life, I was learning the carpenter trade, and eventually became a pretty good finish/trim carpenter. As the economy slowed I needed a more steady job. I went to work in a pipe organ factorys cabinet shop. Unfortunately they closed their doors a year after I began. Of the many things that I learned during that year was that there is a big difference between a carpenter and woodworker.

Also using good hardwoods like oak, walnut, cherry, make a world of difference.

You have chosen a good honorable trade or hobby. It’s very satisfying and enjoyable. By the way the above story happened back in the early 70s, and my career took a different direction, but I still enjoy woodworking.

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