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Fully trained carpenters and joiners will often move into related trades such as shop fitting, scaffolding, bench joinery, maintenance and system installation. Worked with natural wood which has been prepared by splitting, hewing, or sawing
Professional status as a journeyman carpenter in the United States obtained
Formal training is acquired in a four-year apprenticeship program administered by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, in which journeyman status is obtained after completion of twelve weeks of pre-apprenticeship training.
Two main divisions: construction-carpentry and cabinetmaking
During pre-apprenticeship, trainees in each of these divisions spend 30 hours a week for 12 weeks in classrooms and indoor workshops learning mathematics, trade terminology, and skill in the use of hand and power tools.
Skill that can be learned by gaining work experience, not just a training
Carpenters learn this trade by being employed through an apprenticeship training—normally 4 years—and qualify by successfully completing that country’s competence test in places such as the UK, USA,(Australia) and South Africa.
Woodworking is the activity or skill of making items from wood
Historically, woodworkers relied upon the woods native to their region, until transportation and trade innovations made more exotic woods available to the craftsman. Woods are typically sorted into three basic types: hardwoods, softwoods and coniferous.
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