The Carpenters' Thread

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  1. IceMagnus

    IceMagnus STARCO FTW!!!!!

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    This thread is about the carpenters and their hard work they do. I myself am not a carpenter though I do have an open mind about it for after I graduate high school(I just became a Junior). So I thought it would help me figure out what type of career to choose for when the time comes. My carpentry skills are:
    Drywalling
    Sottering
    Sanding
    Measuring
    Drilling
    and Hammering

    Discuss away :) 
     
  2. MTME

    MTME Well-Known Member

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    I thought this was a thread for the old 70's group the Carpenters, lol
     
  3. TrueNomadSkies

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    Jokes aside (and believe me, they're many to be made), I've always liked working with wood, and chances are I'll be finishing the storage room (2 of em actually) sooner than later because finding spiders & shit every day sucks ass, and its gonna get worse now that I'm gonna be moving most of my shit under a staircase which is pretty much the equivalent of Megatron's Insecticon nest.

    Shouldn't be a big deal though, especially since I'll probably just inclose it with drywall, make a couple of access doors where electrical/plumbing pipes are (couse lets face it, having access to these parts without needing to remove shit is kind of a good thing), and then cock the undead shit out of every possible crevice I see.
     
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  5. shifty02

    shifty02 Greetings Programs

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    Ditto...I totally thought that too.

    Guess that shows my age lol
     
  6. OOSnake

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    I'm going to be starting a Carpentry and Joinery course at college in a few months. At school, my dt grade is a G, although I'm pretty certain that's due to poor effort and a minimal amount of coursework. That's doesn't matter anyway, all I need to get onto the course is a C in English and Maths, and also in one otehr subject.
     
  7. Dran0n

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    I appreciate the carpenters' work. It's made my life better.

    But I myself can't stand carpentering. Not much of a wood worker.
     
  8. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    Every year about mid-December I'll break out my Carpenters Christmas Portrait album and play it on the hi-fi loudly and repeatedly along with the Anne Murray and Barbra Streisand Christmas albums. My neighbors love me.

    Also, what is sottering?
     
  9. spikex

    spikex Nightbird is my bitch

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    I think he meant solder, which is more of an electrician's job.

    Ive been a professional carpenter for more than ten years now. Its hard work and its not for everyone, but it pays the bills and there are many paths you can take in this career. Other trades do pay more for easier work though. I've often considered changing trades but I will be hanging up the hammer in the next five years anyways. At 33 years old, I have come to the realization that I don't want to end up like my step-dad with a broken body at 55.
     
  10. KnightSaberAmi

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    If you can be truly happy and successful at it, then by all means do it! I know that is one of hell of a skill to have, one I'm sorely lacking in!

    But I really wish I would have caught this thread a little earlier in the week as we needed a bit of advice in dealing with the swirled texture we have on the walls to match it since we closed a pass through from the kitchen to the living room.

    :lol  I did too, wandered in thinking it was :spam 
     
  11. RatTrap1985

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    There is nothing wrong with learning a trade. I'd suggest trying to become an electrician, though. Electricians usually get paid the most and have it the easiet when labor is involved.
     
  12. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Yeah, I think "Carpentry thread" might have been a better title :p 
     
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    My grandfather was a carpenter. He dropped out of school when he was in the 3rd grade, but he was good at measurements.
     
  15. RatTrap1985

    RatTrap1985 Under your rolls of fat

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    My father was the same way. He has no education and makes a really, really good living. To bad you can't really do that anymore.
     
  16. KA

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    Carpentry fuk yea

    *revs hand saw*
     
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    I wouldn't call myself a carpenter, but I've done a fair amount of woodwork working in my school theatre group's scene shop building sets, and I'm not too bad at it.
     
  18. Lance Halberd

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    Ah, gotcha. I didn't know if "sottering" was one of those odd woodworking terms like "kerf" or "dado".

    Would be kind of impressive if he could solder wood together though.
     
  19. IceMagnus

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    Sottering is when you fuse two sepperate pieces of copper pipeing together to make one big water and plumbing line for showers and water.
     
  20. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    "Soldering". You don't pronounce the "l".
     

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