I Am a Carpenter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    Use A Saw

    Use a saw,Can indeed,Took some trainin',What may I say,A carpenter at last,Now,For the next tool!
    storywriter2 storywriter2
    46-50
    Jul 30, 2012

    Now I'm In the Office, But Things Sure Were Simpler Then, and a Lot of Fun

    I had my apprenticeship in the union, and a couple years one-on-one with an old-world-ish master doing everything from furniture /cabinetry, to framing exposed beam structures. I've worked high-rise, tilt-up, and all sorts of other commercial projects. I've seen really bad...
    freezio freezio
    31-35, M
    Nov 10, 2007

    Combat Carpenter

    I am a former civilian contractor for the Army. I built and maintained Forward Operating Bases, mainly for the Green Berets. That was an amazing job! I would still be doing it today, but I got hurt while in Afghanistan. I'm now taking Construction Inspection Technology at San...
    suddenlysober suddenlysober
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 15, 2009

    Hey, Anyone Here Make... Cabinets?

    Has anyone made any cabinets like myself lately? Try not to be vain. Did anyone make ME?
    cabinet cabinet
    41-45
    Sep 10, 2008

    3rd Year Apprentice

    In short, it's a tough trade to be in. I'm not one of those lazy "handymen" that do residential jobs, I do it commercially for my dads construction company. We mostly specialize in form work (foundations, giant walls, stairs, etc.) but since my dad is a general contractor, we do...
    AnotherTry AnotherTry
    22-25, M
    Apr 13, 2011

    Well I Try To Be

    thank god for duct tape its saved my on several projects
    wotaloser wotaloser
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 3, 2011
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