FTF #17 Should I Become A Carpenter? My Experience

FTF #17 Should I Become A Carpenter? My Experience

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A lot of young guys have been asking me if they should choose carpentry and construction as their career so I thought I would share my experience.

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  1. Flaming Arrow on January 2, 2023 at 1:45 am

    “Your a very wise man”

  2. ketchup crew on January 2, 2023 at 1:46 am

    This vidoe was great!

  3. chevyimp on January 2, 2023 at 1:47 am

    Is devine appointments another way to say inheritance or family support…talent unfortunately is not enough..there a many other factors that will determine whether one approaches ones full potential…Good channel

  4. vermont northern on January 2, 2023 at 1:52 am

    Yea… but why are you wearing your pouches while you just stand and talk? Does it make it easier to move your arms around with every other word you say.

  5. OorT Skinner on January 2, 2023 at 1:53 am

    I think you need to retitle the video. Rather misleading. Clearly you didn’t think critically before making this video. If you titled video why I am am entrepreneur. Being an entrepreneur can lead to success. I attained being an entrepreneur. All of these would have made this video logical to watch.
    I’m essence you need to learn what is being an entrepreneur.

  6. JL Stout on January 2, 2023 at 1:53 am

    In my home state of Indiana, U.S. $15 – $20 is a good wage. Granted I live in the rust belt of the United States, but still.

  7. The Dude on January 2, 2023 at 1:54 am

    Who said anything about getting RICH.
    If i can live my dream doing what i love and just make a living thats good enough for me.

  8. Osman Gomez on January 2, 2023 at 1:54 am

    I just subscribed!! Great video

  9. Earlene Procter on January 2, 2023 at 1:55 am

    Hi Samuri, my name is Earlene. I live in Rhode Island USA. I had always enjoyed wood working, making little things. How I ended up being a Medic on a rescue for 15 years I don’t know lol. Everyone tells me that I’m too old to learn carpentry or be an apprentice because I am 56. It’s never too late is what I believe. Love your videos. What do you think ?

  10. Andres Garcia on January 2, 2023 at 1:57 am

    Getting rich isn’t solely based on a career or a certain set of skills. Getting rich is simply a mindset and using certain tools in a way to get you there.

  11. Wicked wood gaming on January 2, 2023 at 1:57 am

    This guy complaines about only making $50/hour. Then says. So I jist got you tube. So listen up, if $50 an hour isn’t enough. Just get into an industry that pays out highly for making videos.

  12. Joao Carlos on January 2, 2023 at 1:57 am

    hey eavryone so i always loved working with my hands and build stuff, right now im in the army, i like what i do but i also love working with my hands and i was just curious, whats the best job u guys think its the best in this field?

  13. Gabriel Samaan on January 2, 2023 at 1:59 am

    Very cool guy

  14. King Cease: Black Pilgrimage on January 2, 2023 at 1:59 am

    You said exactly what you were supposed to

  15. Reviewithme 99 on January 2, 2023 at 2:00 am

    Plumbing is where the cash is at

  16. Ignacio Delpech on January 2, 2023 at 2:01 am

    Hera in Argentina, South America, Third World if you earn U$U30 the hour you’re a kind of a millonare. I’m a high school history teacher and I earn like U$S 750 a month. Samurai you’re a hell of an artist, love your channel.

  17. Apelu Lealavaa on January 2, 2023 at 2:02 am

    Ive always want to do capentry mainly because I enjoy working with mans creating and making things rather than being suffocated working in a hospital

  18. Vincent on January 2, 2023 at 2:03 am


  19. Caleb Michael on January 2, 2023 at 2:04 am

    Been in food service for 7 years. I’ve topped out at 16/hr. I dont even want the burden of the white hat anymore. Your words about adaptation and perseverance are huge words of encouragement. I’m not a talented carpenter by any means, but I have built a 12’ farm table without any training. Just kind of winged it. I could stand and jump on it when I was done and there was no flex or wobble. I can say also as a fulltime/overtime line cook working in some insane kitchens, after overcoming near death illness, and making it this far where Im paying my own bills and feeding myself and keeping the car running, that push is all I know. I might look for an apprenticeship in carpentry. I know I have creative ideas for furniture, good taste in woodworking, I know a bit of this and that about musical instruments. I can go find steady work and also apply my knowledge of music to making instruments which I can sell, furniture and do shows at these big trade shows where we made 10 grand in a weekend just fixing up and refinishing furniture we bartered for at hoarders houses and flea markets. There’s ways to make a buck if you think hard enough. This video makes me feel hopeful about the trade if anything. Just need that hustle and grind. That being said, I need to go finish finishing my parents cabinets for them. You got a sub today my friend. Thank you for your words and teaching.

  20. Koray Bell on January 2, 2023 at 2:05 am

    Thank you .

  21. Joe Framer on January 2, 2023 at 2:06 am

    I don’t understand what your calling a ..carpenter? You mean a Finish carpenter? Do you mean a Framing carpenter? Do you mean a Remodeling carpenter? Do you mean a woodworker carpenter? Do you mean a handyman? Carpenter is a very general term….
    Subcontractors do not charge by the hour, they price the job. Anyone who gets a 1099 is a subcontractor. What are you talking about? You ended buying property with Help from your Aunt and Uncle, ..if people want what you have , they need a Wealthy Aunt and Uncle…???
    This guy is a YT yuppie joke…do not listen.

  22. Isma Rios on January 2, 2023 at 2:07 am

    i make 20 an hour 😭😢 and in second best in our group

  23. Diogenes on January 2, 2023 at 2:09 am

    149 people were looking for a 30 second life hack to instant success and didn’t appreciate the “keep working till it works” message.

  24. AKG_1999 on January 2, 2023 at 2:10 am

    Meanwhile youtube/tik tok kids making millions….

  25. stuart vasquez on January 2, 2023 at 2:10 am

    This trade fascinates me and I would love to be able to work in this trade but I am a married man of 26 with a son. is it even worth it for me at this point? Is it even possible? Could I even get the proper education in time? I know I should have started when I was 20 but I wasn’t in a very good place at that age unfortunately.

  26. Riley on January 2, 2023 at 2:11 am

    I love this man and his talks

  27. Scott Gibson on January 2, 2023 at 2:12 am

    Good message . As an older person I agree, the world is ever changing and if you don’t move with these changes you will become " got off my lawn guy" don’t let that happen. I am just getting into woodworking and I have no plans of making any money but who knows my wife’s grandmother started a very successful real-estate frim in her 60s’. For those of you that want to just work a trade I would highly suggest getting into a trade that you need a license, electrician, plumber. Barrier to entry is very important and will have a lot to do with how well you are paid. Doctors, Lawyers, CPA’s and RN’s all have licenses. It keeps the unskilled and more importantly untrained from taking your job. In my area of the Northeast a union tradesmen can make over 200,000 year with overtime, with a nice benefits plan. Thanks, take care.

  28. stephan strickland on January 2, 2023 at 2:13 am

    In my area a journeyman builder makes $28 an hour at the union. I work in drywall acoustic and a journeyman makes $39 an hour at the union. My dad’s neighbor own a building company and his guys start at $17 and when they are done it’s $37 an hour. But I would say the average is about $30 an hour for most guys who aren’t union and it’s sad. Still a good wage but unless your in the commercial sector you don’t make has much.

  29. Souldear Ondehgo on January 2, 2023 at 2:17 am

    food for thought. nice vid.

  30. Wicked wood gaming on January 2, 2023 at 2:18 am

    Hearing him say entry laborers make $24 an hour???? New England has to step the game up.

  31. Scooter Caster on January 2, 2023 at 2:19 am

    I don’t want to become a carpenter. I just want to learn how to build stuff for a home. Should I pursue being a carpenter?

  32. lucero castro on January 2, 2023 at 2:19 am

    I think is lovley what u do regardless budget ure like superdude to me

  33. Brandy Hawking on January 2, 2023 at 2:20 am

    This time I will do it manually with the help of Woodglut designs.

  34. my name on January 2, 2023 at 2:20 am

    idk why ur complaining so much
    u want a yhat or something?

  35. Cole Peterson on January 2, 2023 at 2:20 am

    He’s a different type of youtuber but you should totally colaberate with samuraiguitarist.

  36. xSoporific on January 2, 2023 at 2:23 am


  37. Rob Scanlan on January 2, 2023 at 2:24 am

    i have friends in the trade who stared off as carpenters and they are now contractors and are pretty much well off.

  38. Michael Windham on January 2, 2023 at 2:26 am

    You couldn’t say it better.

  39. Samuel Kashindi on January 2, 2023 at 2:27 am

    Very informative video ,realistic indeed

  40. RR Merlin on January 2, 2023 at 2:28 am

    In California carpenters were paid $20 per hour in 1990

  41. Izzy on January 2, 2023 at 2:30 am

    I’m 20 years old, and I’ve been feeling the weight of trying to prepare and set myself for a life like the one you’ve earned. I’ve been trying to remind myself that the urge to give up after a few failures is natural and inevitable, and that the quicker I learn to bite the bullet and keep going, the better. Nothing makes me happier than woodworking, but I also have other passions that I couldn’t imagine living without. Striking an even balance is key. Thank you for this video.

  42. Karyl Debolt on January 2, 2023 at 2:31 am

    My husband uses these plans from Woodprix and is very happy with them. However. I love yours!

  43. Vice Admiral Strawberry on January 2, 2023 at 2:32 am

    You had me until you said landlord

  44. Marisa Beltran on January 2, 2023 at 2:33 am

    "Talented carpenter"… mmmhhh, no modesty

  45. Levi Bailey on January 2, 2023 at 2:33 am

    Keep in mind each state and each local union pays different wages right now in oregon LU 1503 journeyman are making 40 dollars an hour and me as a 2nd term apprentice is making 23.55 an hour

  46. Maverick Leadership on January 2, 2023 at 2:34 am

    Never give up. Great wisdom at the end there, thanks man.

  47. Smiles on January 2, 2023 at 2:37 am


  48. Charlie Raven on January 2, 2023 at 2:38 am

    I don’t believe there is a single person who looks at carpentry and says "huh, i am going to do this and become rich and live my dreams." I think the only people who can do that already have daddy’s money or is that 1 in 100 ppl who can get 1 mil subs on youtube and not work and even then you’re not making that much money doing that, just living your dreams part lol. Over all this is still a good video to look at, thank you!

  49. Wave Existence on January 2, 2023 at 2:41 am

    I want to build apox resin tables etc mainly. I’d imagine I’d need to take a carpentry course for that? I don’t particularly want to be doing construction. Those slabs in the background making me excited.

  50. Emanuel 12 on January 2, 2023 at 2:43 am

    25$ is low ? Damn boy ik people eho break there bavks for 11$ a hour