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To work as a carpenter one must be physically fit and have good manual dexterity, hand eye coordination and balance. A carpenter much be able to solve mathematical problems quickly and accurately.
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A Day in a Carpenter's Life:
On a typical day a carpenter's tasks might include:
- Measuring and marking cutting lines on materials, using ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
- Following established safety rules and regulations and maintaining a safe and clean environment.
- Verifying trueness of structure, using plumb bob and level.
- Shaping or cutting materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saw.
- Studying specifications in blueprints, sketches or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Carpenter, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos202.htm (visited May 12, 2010).
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, O*NET Online, Carpenter, on the Internet at http://online.onetcenter.org/link/details/47-2031.01 (visited November 9, 2010).