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Forum topic by Stormy posted 05-26-2012 10:47 PM 976 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-26-2012 10:47 PM

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I hear the term “Master” when talking of the long term or highly skilled woodsmiths. I have always understood that to be a technical term or educational degree. Is that a true assumtion and how is “Master craftsman” acheived?

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.


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#1 posted 05-26-2012 11:06 PM

The level beyond journeyman just like a master’s is the level beyond BS. I’m not sure how it is in other trades, but in electrical, a good electrician can correct engineer’s drawings or design from scratch plus do the installation. But, since we are a credentials based society, he can’t stamp the drawings, just do an as built and make it a serviceable, complete and operating system.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 05-26-2012 11:50 PM

Top=works the same way for Pipefitters

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#3 posted 05-26-2012 11:50 PM

Be weary of a woodworker who dons a title and wears it around like a tiara. They generally have good reasons to be insecure.

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#4 posted 05-26-2012 11:56 PM

Thanks all.
lwllms: I think the bottom line is your work speaks for itself?

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#5 posted 05-27-2012 01:11 AM

Did I read somewhere that there wasn’t any Master Carpenters? It was only a title to promote Norm? Maybe it was on his interview on PBS.org. I could be wrong.

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#6 posted 05-27-2012 07:23 AM

Howie, I’m sure it is for most trades ;-) Just remembered a discussion I had about that with a pipe fitter at a major manufacturing plant yesterday. One thing I realized about what he said was on the plan was the pipe would have to be a couple sizes bigger to accommodate all the fittings. I don’t know much of anything about pipe fitting and water flow ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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