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Old 03-07-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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Seeking newbie guide to carpentry

Hello, I graduated from high school almost 5 years ago. Have spent 3 years in retail, and have recently started looking into trades and construction.

A year ago, I took a 4-month trades course, gaining little experience in welding, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, among a few other odds and ends. Since than, I have done 6 months of landscaping, and 3 months of roofing.

Spring is coming, the weather is getting better, and I want to get involved in the trades at this time, as where I live, the trades are booming here in Vancouver, BC.

I don't have much experience, and I forgot quite a bit of the stuff I did in the trades course, except I am reviewing it a little bit.


What I seek is plain and simple:

I love math, I think I'd be a good finishing carpenter (cabinetmaker), so in the next few months, I want to dive into carpentry if I can and hopefully have a cabinetmaking (finishing carpenter) apprenticeship by this winter, but it will probably take a year or two I bet.

The reason I am here is to find a guide, with the proper vocabulary for carpentry. All the different tools, equipment, TErminology, vocabulary (Gypsum board? lol!!), etc.
I'm kind of new to all this, so a guide from the beginning, would be perfect.


URLs would be nice, or almost anything. I'm very thankful I could be among such nice and honourable people who care, and I look forward to hearing from you all.

Thank you for your time,


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Old 05-03-2006, 12:24 AM   #2
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I make a great living with carpentry because I know math. Try I'll help as mutch as I can.


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Old 05-13-2006, 07:28 PM   #3
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what do you mean you like math. All people should know math, or you mean advance math?
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