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Improve Your Wood Work With Woodworking Machinery

By 2nd Cut Woodworking Machines, 07.11.11 | Comments

Carpenters construct, erect, install, finish and repair wood and metal structures and fixtures on residential and commercial buildings.  South Africa has a skills shortage and carpentry is one of them.   Many colleges and technikons around the country offer carpentry courses. These schools teach you the art of carpentry and how to use the different types of woodworking machinery. Some of the woodworking tools you will learn to use include a Band saw, Surface planer, Wood edgebander, Sanding machine, Automatic Carcass Press, Panel saws.

These are not the only tools available, there are loads more available for different functions. The craftsman uses various types of woodworking machinery in their trade to create art works out of wood. Woodwork machinery can reduce the time a job takes because it makes working with wood more efficient. Machinery helps create a professional finish because it reduces the likelihood of mistakes.

Want to be a carpenter, but not sure where to start? Follow these easy steps:

  1. You need to have excellent manual dexterity, love for maths, good hand and eye coordination and the ability and willingness to do physical work.
  2. To avoid been labelled a Jack-of-all-trades but master of none register yourself at a college so that you can get qualified.
  3. Gain work experience. Today it is important to have work experience because every company wants to see that you have work experience. You can practice at home but offering your services to a company is better.
  4. Many carpenters specialise in one task. If you have multiple areas of expertise it is an advantage because you have more options when the job market becomes tight. 

The advantage of becoming a carpenter is if you ever think of immigrating, then there will be plenty of work available. Australia, New Zealand and Canada are some of the countries that reported shortages in the woodworking field making it easy for carpenters to get work visa or citizenship. Employment of carpenters is projected to grow faster than most other professions. Increased construction of new houses, buildings, roads, and other structures and renovation projects will drive job growth.


About The Author:
Wood is around us everywhere in our everyday lives. It is used in the home, the office, in buildings and in nature. So with wood all around, 2nd Cut is proud to offer a comprehensive choice of second hand woodwork machines you might need.
More info: 2ndcut.co.za
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