Carpentry In The 1900s
Carpentry in the 1900s was a lot different from carpentry in 2012 I know you may be thinking Jeremy what no world do you know about carpentry in the 1900s who are you some type of brainyac. The answer is yes when it comes to carpentry I'm a genius I know things I don't even know yet. Let's get down to some important facts about carpenters in the early 1900s.
In the early 1900s carpenters used their hand saws more frequently than circular saws. According to many sources this circular saw was invented in 1777. But I'm sure that it was very hard to get your hands on one in the 1900s. Block planes was a very popular tool that was used in the early 1900s it was actually one of the most popular carpentry tools that was used back then.
The work in the 1900s was a lot more elegant than the work today carpenters spend their time on building beautiful columns indoors and stores. They put their heart into their work. Everything was first class work. The safety regulations were not so strict as it is today. OSHA wasn’t even around to check on people’s safety. There were less power tools then there are today. And there was no cordless tools also.
There were many carpentry workshops and wood shops that made beautiful furniture. Carpenters back in the day use to dress as though they were going to church. They would dress in suits and ties dress with prestige and pride. They had a certain form of integrity as they accomplished their works in that era. Cars were not as popular as they are today electricity was just beginning to be in every home I think lol.
I hope no one's reading this page and expecting to get a lot out of it. I'm only 31 years old and I'm writing about carpenters the 1900s I'm trying to do my best. One of the things that I do admire most about carpenters in those days was how they dressed. Sometimes working for years being dirty stains all on you funny smells come in from your close it tends to make you feel like you are less of a person. That is why I enjoy seeing people work in very clean and white collar shirts. I have done it in the past and it brings some type of pride and integrity to the carpentry job as I am doing my work.
There are a lot of homes that are built in Plainfield New Jersey that have been built in the early 1900s. I would like to know if a lot of the wood that they cut was with a circular saw or not. I would like to know how popular the saw was back then. It's difficult to say, I remember people telling me that they use to send their hand saws out to get sharpened back in the day this was after the early 1900s so if that is the case then more than likely the circular saw was not popular back then.
Carpentry In The 1900s