Would You Be an Apprentice, Journeyman, or Master Carpenter?

By: Brian Whitney
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About This Quiz

Of all the trades out there, and there are quite a few of them, carpentry is arguably the one that people desire to try the most. Whether it be fine homes, a beautiful piece of furniture, or the bookshelf you built in your garage, carpentry skills are all around us.

You need a unique set of skills to be a carpenter. A good carpenter is a sum of many parts. You need to have a mind that is good with mechanics as it is likely you'll be using a lot of power tools. You need to be able to see things spatially, and maybe even enjoy math. You also need a mind that is good with detail; there is no such thing as being off by a little bit when you're a carpenter. If a problem comes up, you need to be the kind of person that can figure out a solution right away. You also need to be in good shape and have excellent communication skills as you're going to need to get along with co-workers as well as customers.

What about you? Do you think you have what it takes to be a carpenter? And if so, would you be an apprentice, journeyman or a master carpenter? Take this quiz, and we'll nail that down for you.

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What job would you be good at?

Are you good with a chainsaw?

Do you want to travel for work?

Do you like to dress up?

Which class sounds most fun?

Are you good at sticking to a budget?

How many hours a day do you spend sitting down?

Are you a perfectionist?

Do you mind being cold?

Would you say you have an eye for detail?

Are you good at talking to all sorts of people?

Do you like parties?

How many hours would you like to work a week?

Are you into gaming?

Who would you be on Star Trek?

Are you late a lot?

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Do you like teaching kids things?

Which of these shows is your favorite?

Do you like to work out?

Which Olympic Sport would you be best at?

Which of these things would you be most comfortable doing?

How many close friends do you have?

Do you take orders well?

Which type of book are you most likely to read?

What would you do if you cut yourself?

What kind of vehicle do you drive?

Do you mind loud noises?

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