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1892, Herman Melville, White Jacket:
- Frequently, at one and the same time, you see every trade in operation on the gun-deck--coopering, carpentering, tailoring, tinkering, blacksmithing, rope-making, preaching, gambling, and fortune-telling.
1901, Henry Lawson, Joe Wilson and His Mates:
- I always had a fancy for carpentering, and was handy with tools.
2007 January 26, Deanna Isaacs, “Have Your Rebellion and Deduct It Too”, in Chicago Reader:
- Sixteen years after he started Lumpen in Champaign, Marszewski is supporting his empire by carpentering, designing Web sites, and working at his mother's Bridgeport bar.