I vouch for this fact that technology is playing a really big role in being able to help carpentry in a big way:
For a long time, this particular field I think has not been innovative enough because somewhere people think that only a few names monopolize the markets globally. These giants have all their woodwork sourced from the second world and third world countries while accumulating all the profits and passing down only the labor costs which are really low as compared to what they would have incurred if the woodwork had been created in their own countries.
The dismal state that a lot of skilled carpenters are in today is because technology has not been used like it has been used in other fields that have gone ahead in miles.
When I was on a tour to India, I realized that technology is something that we cannot do away with at all!
There was a small workshop that we took up on a pilot basis and we taught the owner and his five carpenters how to design using the CAD. It took a while for the men to get the hang of it but once they did, there was no stopping them!
In a small span of six months, they had come out with such brilliant ideas that they could give the bigger companies a run for their money. We decided to liaison work to them and strictly instructed them to keep on adding Power fret tools such as fret saw and circular saw to increase their design repertoire with other great cutting tools.
In a year’s time from where we started with them, they had become a force in the carpentry world to be reckoned with. Their innovation was mind-blowing and it gave us hope and courage to carry on the project in other countries where this form of vocational skill would help them earn with dignity.
So, yes, technology definitely helps in expanding carpentry business.