I'm wondering whether or not production-type millwork jobs are anything like wooddorking. There's a definite appeal there, but I've found that one of the fastest ways to stop enjoying something is to do it for a living. If any of you have found that to be true (or complete BS), then let me know.
I know, I know, every shop is different, but _how_ different can they be? With regards to framing, a wall is a wall is a wall. No matter who you're working for, the studs still go every sixteen inches, if you know what I mean.
Without a "cabinet" notch on my toolbelt, am I qualified to work in a cabinet shop, even though I understand and can apply terms like rail, stile, carcass, dovetail and, most importantly, square? Scratch that--most importantly, SAFE.
If I were to apply for work in a millwork shop, what would prospective employers look for in desirable employees with regard to technical skills?
Just wondering. -Phil Crow