1. Element on January 16, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Although there isn’t as much regulation as other trades its still important to at least be open to the idea of schooling. I come from a long line of carpenters and I took a 1 year carpentry course because the college was close and I had the money for it. Best money I ever spent because it taught me to not have a closed mind and take each day as a chance to learn something new. Sure some people will get out of school and think they know everything, they quickly learn to keep quiet when you give them the blueprints and say hes the leader for today with a crew of guys. They might make it an hour before they come to me asking questions or they learned their lesson. Is it productive to do that? no, but its something I like to do to gauge how someone will be and if I want them working for me. I also took architecture after carpentry and it taught me things I couldn’t learn on a jobsite or from my father. I have never seen load calculations or free body diagrams on a job site its always go by the plans and the building code. This knowledge helps me catch things that could be a potential headache later and you have a better understanding of what the engineer is doing and why.

    Women should always be welcomed to a trade for those that are serious about it. I have seen women that have out worked all the men on the crew, they don’t dick around on their phones or sit and have a smoke break every hour. The old notion of it being to hard for a woman to do this line of work is disgusting. I’ve seen small guys doing crazy crap where you gotta yell at them to stop, don’t need someone hurting themselves. If you are worried about being worn out at an early age you need to work smart, there are some jobs that it will not matter but its the same for both genders.

    To many people flood this industry with the notion that because they watched a tradesmen for a few months that they can automatically do it and they don’t need to learn anything more. It makes it hard for the real guys that are at the top because shoddy workmanship has become pretty common. Case in point if you look at some of the cookie cutter homes being built you see it.

    If you wanna get ahead you should be open to learning new things, cause college boy might know something you don’t and the same can be said if the roles were reversed.

  2. Mike Knibbe on January 16, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Ild imagine you can wear sandals and smoke joints during this moron test that allows no safety glasses!!!

  3. MrSmid888 on January 16, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    When steroids control the pencil.

  4. Jonathan Thomson on January 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    In all my years in construction, 2 things have really ruined it for me. 1)working with no-it-all pessimistic selfish sports-obsessed assholes that are only interested in pushing others down and belittling people especially when it comes to the young ones . 2) the culture of Over-The-Top health&safety/bureaucracy(cscs cards!) /general lack of common sense by foreman/superiors/officials. At the same time you have pen-pushing clueless deck-jockeys in westminster wondering why we aren´t getting enough houses build or enough young british people into the industry. Meanwhile places like china/south america/india are just cracking on with things. they don´t spend 5 years debating a HS2 line. they just build the fuckin thing and thats it. how about we have some of that spirit here?!

  5. sluggo on January 16, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    i wouldgive them a c for not having the proper tools their way to slow

  6. Carmine Mineo on January 16, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    There’s handy men and real carpenter most don’t know the diffrence. Union trades are only thing that’s worth it otherwise do somthing else because every border jumper does construction it ruined our trades

  7. Russell Parker on January 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    And then they go on site and site manager says "I hope those hinge plates are getting router’d in lad!" Good luck on price with those skills.

  8. chill pill on January 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    My old teacher gerry doing the marking.sound fella so he is.listen all the wannabe master carpenters haters hatin. The kids in the test can use power tools out on site but what they are trying to do is teach them the traditional way .the basics. Without power. All yous that are so used to the new dewalts and makita chopsaws and ripsaws would shit a brick if you had to sit this test tomorrow. I sat it in 1998 and finished it in 3 hours .yes it was easy but it taught me a great deal .

  9. Y-it-Earp on January 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    What you learn from these bunch of twats you spend 15mins trying on site to realise its utter bullshit. Nothing on site will be as easy since your following on from another trade most of the time. Just there to take money from you. They need a kick up the arse.

  10. Steve Pimentel on January 16, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Wow so thats how you pull your tape to measure…no tool belt?

  11. James on January 16, 2019 at 8:22 pm


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  13. MontrealLather on January 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    "You are qualified to work in Any country in the world" including only scotland. We would eat you alive here. Fucking noobs

  14. unknown on January 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Never put your finger behind a chisel like that at around 5:20 mins unless you don’t mind doing some damage

  15. Silver Fox on January 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Trying to teach roofing geometry to an apprentice is retarded!

  16. A Carrot on January 16, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    The way this kids grab a hammer they won’t even make it into a job like this. At least I wouldn’t hire them. Idgaf if they know the book work or know how to cut stupid shit like that. Show me something that’s actually going to be useful.

  17. godbluffvdgg on January 16, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Then they get to the job and don’t know how to use a sliding or compound mitre saw, Load a trim nailgun correctly, hook up a compressor, set up a table saw, run a brad nailer or pin nailer, power planer, hinge template, trim or plunge router…So; Basically; they’re helpers…NO COMPANIES use hand tools like that…The customer wants it done yesterday for the cheapest price. Of course there are exceptions to the rule but; not on the east coast…:)

    I’ve owned a construction business for over 3 decades in the philly area…We used to have tons of great mechanics to choose from; Now; the good guys want 350 per day minumum, and the other choices aren’t worth 80 a day…

  18. BorisandChromeLuxx on January 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    No power in Scotland?

  19. Carmine Mineo on January 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Wat does illegals say wen they come to America. Me do construction. Let’s not forget they get 10$ a day Mexico so wen they make 200$ a day in America it’s 19 time there pay. So an American avg. carpenter is 250$ a day min. Times that by 19 and ull finally be equal to an illegal and u might just work harder at almost 5,000 a day they should stick the broom up there ass and sweep while they walk. 1.5 million a year. Hard workers my ass show any American were we can go make that im there tomorrow shacked up with 20 guys because I’ll retire in 5 years not 35 years and still fuckin worrie

  20. Stuart McMillan on January 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Don’t learn nothing till your time is out!!

  21. Robert mayor on January 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    What an absolute load of shite. You learn a job at the coal face not in a classroom . It’s no wonder all the so called tradesmen I’ve come across who have been subjected to this sub standard training are totally inept when they are let loose on there own

  22. D Thomas Williamson on January 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm


  23. Max Powers on January 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Hand tools, really? That’s just not realistic.

  24. Cary Schroeder on January 16, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Sounds like bollaks to me

  25. Indy Debauchery on January 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    We call it craftsman here in the states. You all fail.

  26. نشأت البياتي on January 16, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    I’m a carpenter from iraq. but not building carpenter . just a decorations and mobilia .. How can i get this skills lesson😐

  27. Sara Maira on January 16, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    That nice

  28. DanTheStanMan J on January 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    People, people, people.. some weren’t born into a family that had someone who worked in said trade, and it’s hard trying to find companies that will hire without SOME experience. Most won’t give you a chance, even if you might have a better work ethic than someone who has had experience, therefore leaving them no other choice than to try and go to school for it. It’s either that or work another dead end job that you hate.

  29. Leon Devenice on January 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Great skills to have

  30. Mehdi Aryan on January 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

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  31. Ernie Hornbuckle on January 16, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Pretty impressive doing them cuts with that junky saw.

  32. Michael Philhower on January 16, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    6 months on a job site and you can learn most of this while getting paid. And you’ll be better in the long run because you don’t have a staged perfect scenario to work off of.

  33. Simon Huss on January 16, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    they should bring this back in england, as far as im aware skills testing is no longer a part of nvq. some of the young joiners ive come across would struggle to fix anything with a hammer, they all be lost without a chopsaw and nailgun. They all seem to have onsite assessment, which involves them taking pictures of other tradesmen work and passing it off as theirs!!!!

  34. Borderline Alcoholic on January 16, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    I did this more than 30 years ago. Completely fucked the roof up so I walked out and went to the nearest pub.

  35. Paul Booij on January 16, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    good to see kids going to school for this stuff. There are things you wont learn unless you go to school.

  36. Eldraiin Xzantaria on January 16, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Why is this recommended? I neither watch nor want to watch anything about carpentry

  37. Scott Bignell on January 16, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    i should get into the film industry instead

  38. JOSE ALBERTO GOMEZ JIMENEZ on January 16, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Hola me gustaría entrar en contacto ya que me dedico a preparar a profesionales /// Hello, I would like to get in touch since I am dedicated to preparing professionals

  39. dvolada81 on January 16, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    they should teach you this in high school.. basic skills goes a long way

  40. steve salt on January 16, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Been doing carpentry and joinery for over 40 years never took a test and never been out of work just love my work

  41. josh on January 16, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Who in the fuck cuts skirting 45s with a hand saw. And if I left any doors hinge bound like that if be kicked off site lol.

  42. Peppa Pug on January 16, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    I don’t even do carpentry why am I watching this at 2am?

  43. Carpentry tips and tricks on January 16, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Apprenticeship was so long ago I didn’t have to do this for my qualifications!
    Had to do something similar to get a VISA to work in Australia though

  44. Rafon on January 16, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    7:59 LOL

  45. Will Tirad on January 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Heck my engineering license took me 8 years to get. This doesn’t look that bad.

  46. John Weiss on January 16, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Why are they using hand tools? I dont want a guy showing up with a hand saw, smoothing plane, and hand finish nails on my site.

  47. Sverre Holm on January 16, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    It is interesting

  48. GoFuck Yourself on January 16, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    lols crafts person……………..get the fuck out of here with that shit wanker!

  49. Robert Caldwell on January 16, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Testing to become a carpenter? I didn’t realize that was a thing…..I just watched my father and bam, I was a carpenter. lol

  50. Daniel cyr on January 16, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    ahaaa Put them in a remodel of house from the early 1900’s we will see what skill set they have.