Wood Turner, Hand

Manual Wood Turner

The tasks a Wood Tuner, Hand is expected to perform include:

Turning wood into desired shape by manually operating improvised lathes for making rolling pins, legs of beds, chairs, tables etc.

Studying drawings and specifications or product desired

Selecting suitable piece of wood of appropriate quality

Fitting wood into rotating spindle of improvised lathe

Directing helper to ply attached hand wheel to rotate spindle

Selecting required type of hand tool

Moulding wood according to specifications or sample using different cutting tools

Checking its size and shape periodically with measuring instruments

Checking specimen with drawing or sample

Finishing processed object by smoothening surface with sand paper

Proficient in turning wood into desired shape by manually operating improvised lathes

Knowledge of making rolling pins, legs of beds, chairs, tables etc.

Proficient in studying drawings or sample or product desired

Well-versed in different types and quality of wood available

Knowledge of fitting wood into rotating spindle of improvised lathe

Well-versed in various type of hand tools

Knowledge of using different cutting tools

Well-versed in using different measuring instruments like ruler, tri-square, etc.

Proficient in finishing processed object by smoothening surface with sand paper

Knowledge of cutting and sawing timber using hand

Team player

Good judgement and dexterity

Good hand-eye coordination

Diligent and hardworking


Good numerical skills

Problem solving skills

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from workshop to workshop

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL) and for those having Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to wood, wood dust, sharp blades and tools, chemical additives, heavy lifting, working in high decibel noise environment, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, cuts, hearing problems, respiratory problems, skin irritants, etc.

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Overview of the Wood & Carpentry Sector in India

India is a land of wonderful and marvellous artistic work of wood which is being appreciated worldwide. The rich Indian handicraft and beautiful traditional attributes of art and design have established a reputation of Indian Furniture Industry in the nation and worldwide

Indian furniture market is estimated to be worth US$ 7,922 million. Of this, wooden furniture accounts for US$ 1,358 million. The major part of this industry, approximately 85 per cent is in the unorganised sector. Wood accounts for nearly 65 per cent of all furniture made in India. This includes several types of indigenous wood, as well as imported wood.

Furniture produced in India falls into two broad categories, depending on the end user; domestic furniture meant for home use and commercial furniture meant for the office and hospitality sectors. Domestic furniture represents almost two-thirds of the total output. Manufacturers in the domestic sector typically try to differentiate on the basis of design variety and price, while in the commercial space, having a strong and reliable brand is important.

Home furniture is the largest segment in the Indian furniture market, accounting for about 65 per cent of furniture sales. This is followed by, the office furniture segment with a 20 per cent share and the contract segment, accounting for the remaining 15 per cent.

With the steady growth in the Indian economy and the consequent rise in living standards, the demand for furniture is expected to increase in India. The three key drivers that will have a significant impact on the sector are: Changing consumer demographics, Real estate/housing boom and Tourism and hospitality industry growth. The Indian wooden furniture industry is expected to grow by 20 percent in coming times.

The furniture industry in India currently employs a total of around 300,000 workers and with the growing furniture demand there will be huge employment opportunity in Indian wood and carpentry segment.

Wooden furniture and goods manufacturers across India

Towns and cities across India