What’s the difference between carpentry and woodworking?
The difference is huge believe it or not but it’s measured in a very very small way. The difference between carpentry and woodworking is 1/8 of an inch. When you’re a woodworker you have to make very precise joints because you’re building things. But when you’re a carpenter you’re building structures and joints matter but they don’t matter. If I’m working outside in a building a deck or I’m building a kid’s jungle gym I could do a lap joint and I could make cuts with a circular saw. But as a woodworker, you would never make a half lap joint with a circular saw. Carpenters have a 1/8 inch tolerance. On an outside structure, this is great. But you never could get away with the joint like that in woodworking.