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The Housewright
 
A Housewright is somebody who built houses in Colonial Times.  A Housewright is similar to today's carpenters because they both build houses but housewrights also chopped down the trees, carved the wood into boards, and shaped the boards to fit properly together to frame a house.
Some of the tools that a housewright used were the ax, chisel, saw, hammer, auger, and brace and bit.  Housewrights also used simple tools like wooden wedges and wooden pegs to make the floor boards fit tighter together.