Various Types And Tools In Carpentry

Carpentry is a skilled profession done by people called carpenters. It is basically working with wood to construct, repair or install wooden items in a building. These wooden items such as furniture, closets, cupboards, sideboards, doors, windows are carved out of wood and it involves manual labour done by the carpenter. There are various types of carpentry such as:

Finish carpentry: here the carpenter will specialize in furniture making, fine wood work, instrument making etc.

Trim carpentry: this carpentry specializes in moulding and trims such as mantels, baseboards, window and door casting.

Ship carpentry: this branch of carpentry specializes in ship building, its maintenance and repair methods and other carpentry specific to nautical needs.

Scenic carpentry: this branch of carpentry specializes in film making and the construction of sets, scenery and theatre builds.

Since carpentry is a skilled profession it is but obvious that it would need specific tools .The tools that are used in carpentry can be broadly classified into the following types:

STRIKING TOOLS

1. Tools that are used for striking only, as Hammers and Mallets

2. Tools that are used for striking and cutting, as Hatchets, Axes, Adzes, etc.

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RASPING TOOLS OR TOOLS THAT ACT BY ABRASION

1. Saws of all kinds, for cutting wood.

2. Rasps and Files, for smoothing, shaping, cutting, etc.

PARING TOOLS OF ALL KINDS

1. Planes of various kinds, for smoothing, moulding, etc.

2. Spoke shaves and Drawing-knives.

3. Chisels and Gouges.

BORING TOOLS

1. Bradawls, Gimlets, and Augers.

2. Brace and Bit, sometimes called Stock and Bit.

HOLDING OR GRASPING TOOLS

1. Pincers and Pliers, Nippers, Spanners, and Wrenches.

2. The Vice, including Hand-vice, Bench Vice, etc.

TOOLS OF GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION

1. The Carpenter’s Rule and Chalk Line.

2. The Square, Bevel, Gauge, Mortising Gauge, MITRE-Box.

3. Spirit Level, Straight Edge, Plumb and Level.

4. Compasses and Calipers.

MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS NOT SUBJECT TO CLASSIFICATION.

Screwdriver, Nail-Punch, Scriber, Reamer, etc.

With such a lot of tools, it is evident that carpentry is not something which everyone can do without getting trained in it formally.

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