Cabinetmaking takes a good deal of physical exertion to get the job done right. It can feel much like a work out at the gym. You use all these muscles for hours at a time and afterwords you feel pretty strong after a good night’s rest. This is one of the joys for people who love cabinet making. The product comes from putting the repetitions in. However, just because you are getting a good exercise does not mean that you are making the best product you can.
- Making furniture is hard work and will strengthen your hands, forearms and other muscles.
- Workshop physical activity is very repetitive, unlike gym workouts which keep you balanced and flexible.
- Being fit because of your job isn’t the same as being fit for your job.
“Apart from periodically stabbing yourself with something sharp, most workshop injuries come from accumulated bad practice.”