Being a Carpenter in New Zealand

Being a Carpenter in New Zealand

In this exciting episode we discuss a few things. What does a carpenter do in New Zealand? What is our next project? and where do I buy my hand tools?

Carpentry is different in every country, here in New Zealand a Builder’s job covers many aspect of the project.

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  1. Chasing History on June 18, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR!! I haven’t heard that in years! Awesome

  2. Isaac Mikhail on June 18, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    Got me subscribed! I come from Brazil and I’ve been an English teacher long enough and now made up my mind to leave and live either Canada or new Zealand! Where and which Carpentry apprenticeship schools would you guys suggest? Is that the same as in the US and Canada, I mean, into high school? Thanks!

  3. backupcd on June 18, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    Dude, in every video I watch you eat a cheese pie.

  4. LT Music on June 18, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    Prime the walls first please makes life easy

  5. badzioch64 on June 18, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    I watch a lot of YouTube mostly because I’m laid up waiting for hip replacement. Something I enjoy about your channel is the great music. It actually adds and does not subtract from the vids. A lot of channel’s music becomes very annoying very quickly. You are an excellent host and your work mates as well. Look forward to future vids. Peace out! 🇨🇦🇨🇦

  6. IamGroot on June 18, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    Wellington..? 🙂

  7. spnashy on June 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Hi Scott great videos been watching them for a while now. I’m a jobbing builder in wales uk and as a small company we have to do all aspects of building but I can safelt say for sure it never gets boring.

  8. matthew mahony on June 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    More humble than any carpenter in AUS and far far more skilled

  9. Leon Verhagen on June 18, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Im a carpenter in the Netherlands we do the same. From founding to finish and maintnence.but depends whitch company you work.some only specialize in a particalar job. Like concrete or framing

  10. East River Homestead on June 18, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    LOL @ the embroidered sign.

  11. Andrius Dabulskis on June 18, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    Loads of tools ?🤣thats starters kit 🤣

  12. loco minyana on June 18, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    Are you able to do a tutorial on forming the valley’s on a pitched roof. Love the channel.

  13. CBS 35 on June 18, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    Hello I have been working as a carpenter for over 20 years and I want to work in New Zealand and live and stay in New Zealand. What should I do?

  14. ANDRANIK1915 on June 18, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Gaston from piranha tools is an absolute legend. Loving your channel dude.

  15. Nate on June 18, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    how long was your apprenticeship?

  16. Brent Thompson on June 18, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    Started with a builder/Concretor/oyster farmer. 🤔

  17. SaintYT on June 18, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    mince and cheese, steak and cheese 🤤🤤🤤

  18. Brett Stanton on June 18, 2023 at 1:37 pm


  19. Tyler Lee on June 18, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Washes hands then flushed toilet 🤦‍♂️

  20. Stephan Cote on June 18, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    5:10 he’s looking for flight of the navigator great movie !
    "COMPLIANCE" lol

  21. Jamie White on June 18, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    I got you to 1k likes

  22. Bunty Arora on June 18, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Hello sir i am shivdyal singh i am a finshing carpenter i have 4 year experience in india and i have 4 year experience in oman i need NZL visa please help me

  23. hsu ja on June 18, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    tool porn ……very into the point

  24. ZiggiesAquatic Exotics on June 18, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    I also use all makita tools but then have a couple dewalt drop saws 10 inch all the way to the biggest duel bevel compound miter saw and then my table saw is makita tho

  25. BattyRae on June 18, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Goddamn I need to get myself an apprenticeship lol. Also you have excellent taste in pies. Steak and cheese is the BEST!

  26. jcrums on June 18, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    I’m new to your channel after searching for deck building videos. Jumped on this one and see you walk past my dirty ol hedge. Great videos with enough info for me to figure things out…..also, that’s easily the best pie shop in town.

  27. ANDRANIK1915 on June 18, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    It is awesome! Your “My Shed Plan” is a complete guide that highlights how I can easily build a beautiful shed from scratch. the writer of the SHED PLANS has given detailed blueprints and step by step instructions that even a beginner can follow without any trouble.

  28. Kerry Warnock on June 18, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    All the tradies shit on about each other, but I say this as a man who makes aluminium joinery, everything just revolves around the builders at the core. Builders used to do every trade back in the strictly timber days and that’s slowly been pared back. They’re still the main event, even if they are brutes 😁

  29. FireBlaster🔥 on June 18, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Basically multi trader, carpenter

  30. Ben Wallace on June 18, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    I know I can trust you cos you chose steak and cheese

  31. xenophonBC on June 18, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    I worked at the hanford plant as a draftsman, engineers, general foremen, foremen, laborers , iron workers..carpenters.

  32. mtrhodesy on June 18, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Don’t have Steak and Cheese pie’s in the UK! Plenty of Steak and Ale pie but S&C! Just googling a recipe now, perhaps you and Jess could do a smoko time recipe for chippys in need of S&C in the UK?

  33. xenophonBC on June 18, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    i love your constructive friendships, the way to be

  34. TheMrCuddy on June 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    *An excellent My Shed Plan **** so far! It is a delight to communicate with you so practically and responsively. Your attention to detail re the wind rating on-site was beyond expectation, but highly appropriate to your exclusive Shed Plan*

  35. Un Perrier on June 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Mens in kilt is a beauty to some type of men. Scott, you should accept your feminine side.

  36. MJview official on June 18, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    Hi I’m javed I’m Indian boy and very good carpenter bat no job to me so need a job to any monny and. Me

  37. Heldwin Kimbawan on June 18, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    Hi scoot,, I’m looking for job opportunities

  38. ILaughAlot on June 18, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    That bakery kinda looked like the one on K rd closer to Day st. The memories.

  39. Adam Lloyd on June 18, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    The movie was “The Nagigator”

  40. Dazz Han on June 18, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    I’m jealous…can’t go to a shop here in Canada and buy a pie… :(. Miss the good ‘ole Cottage pie in Australia.

  41. Kane McIntyre on June 18, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Yeah the almighty steak and cheese

  42. Brett Alexander on June 18, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    I have been making & selling pies for 40 years … now changing the look of the store using many of your ideas.
    Love the Videos, comments ( I seem to enjoy all the humor ), music, & the casual way you do such good work.
    I guess the steak & cheese got me typing here 😎😎

  43. T Dzle on June 18, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Any carpenter in Australia that drives a van CANNOT be trusted

  44. Josh Walker on June 18, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Where do you buy your saws from??

  45. Cabe Jefferies on June 18, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Interesting, I’m from Australia and now in Belgium and have built in France seems more Nd more that you need to be a jack of all trades as more go into the service economy, you cant really afford to specialise too much as you might of done in the days of the guilds

  46. Jason Yeoh on June 18, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    I think I recognized that bakery. looks like the one in Ellerslie

  47. Capricorn on June 18, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Hoping to be able to go there after my internship here in Japan.

  48. deceptikhon on June 18, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    Steak and Cheese Maaaaaa MAN!

  49. Romelia Polly on June 18, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    I bought Woodprix once and now I have lifetime access to thousands of woodworking projects.

  50. Johnny Vasilevski on June 18, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    Good morning fellas,

    I’m an adult apprentice from Melbourne Australia, I watch your show and I’m inspired on the information, work ethics and tools you show.

    Going through my books from school, I’m happy see your work practices comply with aus/nz standards, and it’s interesting too see the quality work you show us.

    I appreciate the effort you made doing these mini shows, stay safe and happy days ahead!