By: Charlotte Brower
Three Most Popular Craftsmen
Three Popular Craftsmen
The first craftsmen is a blacksmith. The blacksmith is the most popular craftsmen. He made iron tools and objects. He even melted metal, and turned it in to weapons and tools. He uses a sledgehammer to hammer nails and break down metal. Every plantation needed a blacksmith, or else farmers couldn't build, harvest, or fix things. Without blacksmiths, the colonies would surely be different.
The second craftsman is a silversmith. The silversmith makes mostly eating utensils, pots and basins, and cans. He also makes tin material. That is why his other name is a tinsmith. Actually, Paul Revere was a tinsmith. Without a silversmith, eating would be harder, and there would be no pots to make meals in!
The third and final craftsman is a cabinetmaker. He didn't just make cabinets though, he made almost ALL of the colonial furniture! Couches, chairs, tables, lamps, fences, cupboards, cabinets- you name it! He is just called a cabinetmaker to set an example of what he makes. Without him, where would all of that furniture come from, the sky?
There are lots of other craftsmen. Actually, about 30! That is 10 times more than I chose!
Apprentice in Training
How Craftsmen Helped
tutelage- being under a tutor's teaching, or learning something
utensil- a useful device mostly used in a kitchen