“Hi, are you a woodworker?”
Yes, traditional hand tools only.
“Will you do my kitchen cabinets?”
“Will you make me a butcher block countertop?”
“Do you make end grain cutting boards?”
“Will you restore my antique furniture? It would crush me if anything happened to it”
“Would you like to cut down my tree and take the wood?”
Will you mill it for me?
“Do you turn bowls and spindles?”
My bowls aren’t turned, they are carved.
“Do you do CNC or laser engraving?”
No, just chisels.
“Will you hang shelves for me? I just bought them.”
“But aren’t you a woodworker?”
Yes, but I..
“Nevermind, I’ll find someone else.”
There are many kinds of woodworkers: millers, loggers, turners, carpenters, sawyers, cabinet makers, carvers, trimmers, the other trimmers, framers, foresters, climbers, etc.
We work with different methods to make and do all kinds of things, but they all involve one of our most precious resources that we all depend on: wood.
I am a furniture maker.